ANCHORAGE - Goals by senior forwards Tommy Grant and Craig Parkinson helped the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves tie the Minnesota State Mavericks, 2-2 in overtime in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Sullivan Arena on Saturday evening.
The Seawolves (1-5-2, 0-3-1 WCHA) held a 2-1 advantage with five minutes left in regulation when the Maverick's (2-2-4, 2-2-2 WCHA) Eriah Hayes netted the game-tying goal, sending the game into extra minutes.
The Mavericks were the first to strike with a goal by Corey Leivermann at 4:32 of the opening stanza, but the Seawovles wouldn't falter and at 8:39 of the second frame, Grant knotted the game at 1-1 with a five-hole strike. Junior defenseman Curtis Leinweber and freshman forward Justin Kirchhevel - who scored UAA's only goals in the 3-2 loss on Friday night - earned the helpers.
The Seawolves would take the lead at 3:17 of the third period with Parkinson's second goal of the season and first power-play tally of the year. Freshman forwards Matt Bailey and Jordan Kwas assisted on the play.
Hayes would score the final goal of the game at 15:00 of the third on the man advantage, tying the game for a 2-2 final.
For the second consecutive game, freshman goaltender Rob Gunderson got the starting call between the pipes, making 21 saves. MSU's Phil Cook stopped 29 shots. The Seawolves outshot the Mavericks for the second straight night, 31-23.
UAA was 1-7 on the man advantage, while MSU was 1-4. The Mavs were tagged for seven penalties, serving 14 minutes, compared to UAA's 4-for-8.
The Seawolves will be idle next week and will be able to prepare for WCHA newcomer Bemidji State on Nov. 12-13. UAA will face the Beavers for the first time in program history at the Bemidji Regional Event Center.