The nightmare just kept getting worse for Colorado College on Friday.
And, after giving Alaska Anchorage new life in the waning moments of periods two and three, the Tigers were left wondering what hit them in the end.
Tommy Grant's goal at 3:50 of overtime gave the Seawolves a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over CC in the opener of their two-game WCHA?series at the World Arena.
But it was a pair of tallies by freshman center Matt Bailey, with three tenths of a seconds left in the middle frame and six seconds to go in the third, that made the difference in this one. Both wiped out one-goal deficits for UAA, and the second one was officially a shorthanded effort with goaltender Rob Gunderson on the bench in favor of an extra attacker.
Senior forward Tyler Johnson's second red lighter of the night, during a Tiger power play at 17:45 of the third stanza, put Colorado College up 3-2.
Seawolves winger Sean Wiles, who set up Grant's game winner, took the visitors' fifth penalty of the period with 54 seconds left in regulation, giving CC its seventh power play of the game. But, with an open net at the other end, the Tigers left Bailey wide open in the slot to convert a pass by defenseman Brad Gorham out of the corner to pull even at 19:54.
Alaska Anchorage's Craig Parkinson scored the only goal of the opening stanza despite his team being out-shot by a 17-4 margin.
CC tied it up at 7:29 of the second period on a shorthanded effort by sophomore winger Andrew Hamburg, set up by freshman Alexander Krushelnyski and Ryan Lowery.
Gunderson finished with 37 saves in the victory, while Joe Howe made 32 stops for Colorado College.
Lowery also helped set up Johnson's late power-play goal.
The Tigers dropped to 5-7-1 overall and 2-5 in the WCHA. The Seawolves improved to 4-7-2 overall and 4-5-1 in league play.