2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Senior forward Charlie Gerard had two goals and an assist for the Mavericks
Three Points From Gerard Lead Minnesota State Past Alabama Huntsville, 5-1
Senior forward Charlie Gerard had two goals and an assist for the Mavericks

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team opened its home slate and Western Collegiate Hockey Association schedule for the 2019-20 season with a 5-1 loss to No. 2 Minnesota State on Friday night at the Von Braun Center. UAH dips to 0-5-0 (0-1-0 WCHA), while MSU improves to 4-0-1 (1-0-0 WCHA).

Turning Point

- Minnesota State outscored UAH 3-0 in the second and third periods, which lifted the Mavericks to a 5-1 victory over the Chargers on Friday night.

Scoring Breakdown

- Minnesota State opened the scoring at 8:32 of the first period on a goal by Charlie Gerard, as Gerard would score again in the first period at 10:56 to give the visitors a 2-0 advantage.

- UAH went on the board at 12:20 when Jack Jeffers scored from in front of the crease off a feed from Bauer Neudecker to cut the deficit to 2-1.

- The Mavericks added one goal in the second period by Walker Duehr at 9:44, followed by third-period tallies by Chris Van Os-Shar at :34 and Parker Tuomie at 8:49 to bring the game to its 5-1 final score.

Inside the Box Score

- Mark Sinclair took the loss to drop to 0-3-0 on the season in goal, despite accruing 45 saves.

- The Chargers accumulated 15 shots on goal in the contest, led by seniors Austin Beaulieu and Connor James with three shots on target apiece.

- Both Connor Merkley and Josh Latta had five face-off wins to lead the squad.

- UAH held Minnesota State to zero goals in two power-play chances.

- Six Chargers had one block in the game.


- Sinclair's 45 saves are a season-high for the junior, and he last topped 40 saves against Northern Michigan last season on Feb. 9.

- Jeffers goal was his first of the season.

Next Time Out

- UAH wraps up home-opening weekend on Saturday at 7:07 p.m. against Minnesota State at the VBC.

Game Summary

Friday, October 25, 2019

Game statistics
50 Shots 15
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 5
9 / 21 PIM 7 / 14
4-0-1 Records 0-5-0
Minnesota State Alabama Huntsville
Charlie Gerard (1)
Charlie Gerard (2)
1st/10:56  GW
Jack Jeffers (1)
Walker Duehr (1)
Chris Van Os-Shaw (1)
Parker Tuomie (1)
Minnesota State Alabama Huntsville
Dryden McKay
59:35, 14 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 4-0-1)

Empty Net
0:25, 0 GA
Mark Sinclair
60:00, 45 Saves, 5 GA
(L, 0-3-0)