2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Sophomore forward Alex Barber scored at 1:55 of overtime for the Falcons
Barber's Overtime Goal Sends Bowling Green Past Alabama Huntsville, 4-3
Sophomore forward Alex Barber scored at 1:55 of overtime for the Falcons

HUNTSVILLE - The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team was edged by a final score of 4-3 in overtime by visiting Bowling Green on Friday night at the Von Braun Center in the first game of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. UAH dips to 2-25-6 (2-19-6 WCHA), while BGSU improves to 18-13-4 (13-10-4 WCHA).

Turning Point

- Bowling Green turned in the third period's lone goal to tie the contest at 3-3 with less than 12 minutes to go, as the Falcons went on to win the opener 4-3 with 3:05 remaining in the first period on Alex Barber's goal.

Scoring Breakdown

- UAH went in front first with a tally by Ben Allen at 16:54 of the first period off assists by Daneel Lategan and Lucas Bahn.

- BGSU evened the game with Cameron Wright's unassisted goal 55 seconds into the second period, but back-to-back UAH goals by Brandon Salerno at 8:56 and Tyr Thompson at 12:32 on the power play put UAH up 3-3-1.

- The Falcons added a power-play goal of the their own by Alex Barber at 14:19 of the second to cut the Chargers lead to 3-2.

- Bowling Green's Will Cullen evened the game at 3-3 at 8:46 of the third period, before Barber's overtime tally at 1:55 gave the visitors the 4-3 win.

Inside the Box Score

- Mark Sinclair provided the Chargers with 54 saves on the night, as he registered a game-high 22 stops in the third period alone.

- UAH recorded 17 shots on goal on the night, led by Connor James with a team-high four shots on goal.

- Lategan and Bahn finished with a team-high two points on two assists apiece.

- Tanner Hickey and Christian Rajic also notched assists on the night.

- Salerno and Allen tied for a team-high +2 rating on the ice.

- James also paced the Chargers in blocks, getting in the way of a team-high five shots.


- Sinclair's 54 saves are a career-high for the junior, and he's the first UAH goalie to record 50-plus saves since Carmine Guerriero's 76 stops against Michigan Tech on March 13, 2015.

- Both Bahn and Lategan registered their first career two-assist games.

- Hickey is the sixth Charger and third freshman to reach double-digit points this season with three goals and seven assists.

- Rajic matched his career high in points with his 15th of the season on his ninth assist tonight.

Next Time Out

- UAH finishes off the 2019-20 season on Saturday at 3:07 p.m. against Bowling Green at the VBC.

Game Summary

Friday, February 28, 2020

Game statistics
58 Shots 17
2 / 4 Power Plays 1 / 4
5 / 10 PIM 5 / 10
18-13-4 Records 2-25-6
Bowling Green Alabama Huntsville
Ben Allen (1)
Cameron Wright (20)
Brandon Salerno (3)
Tyr Thompson (6)
2nd/12:32 PP
Alex Barber (9)
2nd/14:19 PP
Will Cullen (6)
Alex Barber (10)
OT/1:55 PP GW
Bowling Green Alabama Huntsville
Eric Dop
61:55, 14 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 17-11-3)
Mark Sinclair
61:24, 54 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 2-21-6)

Empty Net
0:31, 0 GA