Senior forward Sean Wiles scores twice for Seawolves

Sean Wiles scored two goals for the Seawolves

ANCHORAGE - Sean Wiles scored two goals and Jordan Kwas got the game-winner as the Alaska Anchorage hockey team downed Michigan Tech, 4-2, at the Sullivan Arena Saturday night and earn a sweep of the two-game WCHA weekend series.

With the victory the Seawolves (10-13-3, 9-11-2 WCHA) leapfrogged into a tie for sixth in the WCHA standings with Colorado College at 20 points apiece. Michigan Tech is now 3-22-3 overall and 1-18-1 in league play.

The home sweep was UAA's second straight, coming on the heels of its Jan. 14-15 home sweep of CC - the first time that has happened since the 1998-99 season.

Tech took a 1-0 lead at 10:29 of the first period when Alex McLeod's bouncing dump-in from near center ice trickled past UAA netminder Chris Kamal.

The Seawolves evened things just three minutes later at 1-1 when Wiles scored on a nifty give-and-go from Tommy Grant at 13:43. Wes McLeod was also credited with an assist.

UAA took a 2-1 lead just 1:25 into the second on Wiles' second goal of the night. This time it was Curtis Leinweber with the nice return pass.

The Huskies knotted things, 2-2, at 10:55 of the second on a severe-angle shot from along the goal line by Evan Witt on an assist from Brett Olson.

That set up Kwas' third-period game-winner via the power play at 9:41 of the final frame on assists from Matt Bailey and Grant. Mitch Bruijsten sealed the deal with an empty-netter with just 31 seconds left on assists from Alex Gellert and Luka Vidmar.

For the second night in a row the Seawolf blue line crew came up big as well, limiting the Huskies to just 18 shots on goal after permitting just 14 on Friday.

UAA freshman netminder Chris Kamal, who stopped 16 shots in registering his third straight win, climbed over the .500 mark to 4-3-1 on the season. MTU's Kevin Genoe had 21 saves.

The Seawolves travel to Grand Forks next week (Feb. 11-12) to meet nationally-ranked North Dakota.