HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team dropped the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series finale by a score of 4-3 to visiting Bemidji State on Friday night at the Von Braun Center. UAH dips to 1-18-3 (1-12-3 WCHA), while BSU improves to 12-7-3 (12-3-1 WCHA).
- Bemidji State scored back-to-back unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes of the third period as the Beavers went on to take the finale 4-3 on Friday.
- After 16 scoreless minutes, Bemidji State broke through with a goal by Sam Solensky at 16:34 to take a 1-0 advantage.
- UAH evened the contest at 1-1 with just 0.7 remaining in the first period, as Josh Latta jabbed in the game-tying goal on the power play in front of the crease after a shot by Austin Beaulieu. Both Beaulieu and Dayne Finnson notched assists on the goal.
- BSU regained the lead late in the second period at 19:21 of the frame with a tally by Combs for a 2-1 advantage.
- The Chargers took advantage of a major power play twice in the third period as Beaulieu scored at 7:06 and Latta struck for his second of the game at 8:59 to give UAH a 3-2 advantage.
- Bemidji State evened the game at 10:17 of the third period on a goal by Nick Cardelli, before Adam Brady scored the game-winner on the power play at 15:26 to bring the game to its 4-3 final score.
Inside the Box Score
- Mark Sinclair took the loss in goal to slip his season record to 1-14-3 on the season, after making 36 saves and allowing four goals.
- The Chargers offense featured three players with multi-point performances, including Latta (2g), Beaulieu (1g-1a), and Finnson (2a).
- UAH accrued 32 shots on goal in the contest, led by Latta with eight shots on goal.
- Beaulieu rated second on the roster with five shots on net, followed by Christian Rajic with four shots on goal.
- Latta additionally had a team-high nine face-off wins.
- UAH went 3-for-6 on the power play while limiting BSU to one power play goal in three chances.
- Latta registered the first two-goal performance of his career, giving him a team-high six goals in his freshman season.
- Latta also increased his team-leading point total to 15 as he paces the roster with both six goals and nine assists.
- Finnson notched his first career multi-point performance with two assists.
Next Time Out
- UAH hits the road to Alaska Anchorage for a two-game WCHA series next Friday and Saturday night.