2020-21 WCHA Game Recap

Senior forward Dallas Gerads had a goal and an assist for the Mavericks
Minnesota State Uses Three-Goal Second Period To Push Past Alabama Huntsville, 4-1
Senior forward Dallas Gerads and junior defenseman Andy Carroll each had a goal and an assist for the Mavericks

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell to No. 3 Minnesota State by a final score of 4-1 on Thursday night at the Von Braun Center to open a two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. UAH dips to 2-8-1 (2-3-0 WCHA), while MSU improves to 12-2-1 (9-0-0 WCHA).

Turning Point

-Minnesota State scored three unanswered goals in the second period to overtake the UAH lead, as the Mavericks went on to win on Thursday night by a 4-1 final score.

Scoring Breakdown

-UAH went on the board first in the opening period at the 3:32 mark as Quinn Green wristed in the go-ahead goal on an odd-man rush by the Chargers. Both Bauer Neudecker and Tyrone Bronte assisted on the marker.

-Minnesota State evened the game at 1-1 at the 4:31 mark of the second period on a power-play goal by Andy Carroll, before the Mavericks took a 2-1 lead with a goal by Walker Duehr at 5:35.

-MSU scored its third goal of the second period at 12:42 by Cade Borchardt to make it a 3-1 visitor lead.

-The Mavericks went on to bring the game to its 4-1 final on a power-play goal by Dallas Gerads at 16:20 of the third.

Inside the Box Score

-David Fessenden played the majority of time in goal with 29 saves in two-plus periods of work with three goals allowed. He took the loss to dip his season record to 2-4-1.

-Derek Krall relieved Fessenden in the third period, registering 13 saves with one goal allowed.

-UAH posted 10 shots on goal, led by Green and Neudecker with three apiece.

-The Chargers amassed 24 blocks in the game, paced by Ayodele Adeniye with six blocked shots followed by Lucas Bahn with four.

-Seven different Chargers had two blocks or more.

-Bronte led the Chargers in the face-off circle, going 10-for-19.


-Bronte has assists in three straight games, as he continues to lead the roster with seven assists in 2020-21. He is also the first Charger to 10 points this season with three goals and seven helpers.

-Neudecker is now alone in second on the roster with seven points on three goals and four assists.

-UAH's 24 blocked shots are the most by the team since the Chargers blocked 24 shots against Minnesota State on Feb. 2, 2019.

Next Time Out

-UAH and Minnesota State wrap up the two-game set on Friday with a 7:07 p.m. puck drop at the VBC.

Game Summary

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Game statistics
46 Shots 10
2 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 0
1 / 2 PIM 5 / 10
12-2-1 Records 2-8-1
Minnesota State Alabama Huntsville
Quinn Green (1)
Andy Carroll (2)
2nd/4:31 PP
Walker Duehr (4)
2nd/5:35  GW
Cade Borchardt (7)
Dallas Gerads (6)
3rd/16:20 PP
Minnesota State Alabama Huntsville
Dryden McKay
59:42, 9 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 12-1-0)

Empty Net
0:18, 0 GA
David Fessenden
41:37, 29 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 2-4-1)

Derek Krall
18:23, 13 Saves, 1 GA