2020-21 WCHA Game Recap

Sophomore goaltender David Fessenden stopped 35 shots for the Chargers
Fessenden Backstops Alabama Huntsville To 3-1 Win At Northern Michigan
Sophomore goaltender David Fessenden stopped 35 shots for the Chargers

MARQUETTE, Mich. | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team opened up its road trip with a 3-1 win at Northern Michigan on Tuesday afternoon to start off a two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. UAH improves to 3-9-1 (3-4-0 WCHA), while NMU dips to 7-12-0 (5-4-0 WCHA).

Turning Point

-UAH opened the game with three unanswered goals between the first and second period, which helped the Chargers to the 3-1 win on Tuesday.

Scoring Breakdown

-Freshman Tyrone Bronte put the Chargers on the board with a backhanded shot that went past NMU goalie Rico DiMatteo's right shoulder at the 4:32 mark of the first period, as UAH took a 1-0 lead into intermission. Brian Scoville and Bauer Neudecker each had an assist on the goal.

-The Chargers pushed the lead to 2-0 early into the second period at 2:01 when Josh Martin scored off helpers by Ben Allen and Adrian Danchenko.

-Neudecker extended the UAH lead to 3-0 at 15:46 of the second on a one-timer off a feed by Connor Wood. Allen also collected an assist on the marker.

-Northern Michigan went on the scoreboard at 17:07 of the second period with a goal by Andre Ghantous to cut the UAH lead to 3-1.

-Both sides went scoreless in the third period to bring the game to its 3-1 final score.

Inside the Box Score

-David Fessenden started in goal for the Chargers with 35 saves and one goal allowed, improving to 3-4-1 on the season.

-The Chargers offense was led by a pair of two-point scorers, including Allen (0g-2a) and Neudecker (1g-1a).

-UAH totaled 16 shots on goal against NMU, led by Allen with three shots on goal.

-Neudecker and Scoville each boasted a team-high +2 rating on the ice.

-The Chargers held the Wildcats to zero goals in five power-play chances.


- Bronte continues to lead the offense with 11 points after accruing his fourth goal of the season to go along with seven assists in 2020-21.

-Neudecker and Bronte are tied for the team lead in goals scored with four each.

-This is Neudecker's first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist.

-Allen recorded two assists in a game for the first time in his career.

-Fessenden has made 35 or more saves three times this season.

Next Time Out

-UAH and Northern Michigan wrap up the two-game set on Wednesday at 6:07 p.m.

Game Summary

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Game statistics
16 Shots 37
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 2 / 4
3-9-1 Records 7-12-0
Alabama Huntsville Northern Michigan
Tyrone Bronte (4)
Adrian Danchenko (2)
2nd/2:01  GW
Bauer Neudecker (4)
André Ghantous (5)
Alabama Huntsville Northern Michigan
David Fessenden
57:38, 35 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 3-4-1)

Derek Krall
2:22, 1 Saves, 0 GA
Rico DiMatteo
58:56, 13 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 3-1-0)

Empty Net
1:04, 0 GA