ANCHORAGE - Chris Casto and Tony Cameranesi scored two goals each to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 5-1 win over Alaska Anchorage in a WCHA encounter Friday night at the Sullivan Arena. UMD improved to 6-8-3 overall and 4-6-3 in WCHA play while UAA is now 3-8-4 overall and 1-7-3 in league play.
The Seawolves averted their second straight shut out when Tyler Currier found the back of the net with a sweeping rebound tally at 14:06 of the third period. Chris Crowell and Bobby Murphy were credited with assists on the play.
UMD parlayed a commanding 38-17 shots on goal advantage into scores in each period.
The Bulldogs got on the board just 1:26 into the first period as Jake Hendrickson banged in a rebound off a shot from linemate Keegan Flaherty.
UMD broke things open in the second. Tony Cameranesi's wrister from the left circle beat a screened Chris Kamal at 15:31 of the period. And then just over a minute later at 16:32, Chris Casto slid home a rebound from right in front to make it 3-0.
UAA managed to kill off a five-minute major to Hayden Trupp which spanned the end of the second into the early minutes of the third.
But the Bulldogs added two insurance goals in the final frame. Casto scored his second of the night at 9:56 after Cody Danberg won a faceoff draw back to Castro from the right faceoff circle. And then Cameranesi made it 5-0 on a top-shelf score at the 12:53 mark.
Both teams were scoreless on the power play - UMD was 0-for-3 and UAA went 0-for-4.
UMD goalie Matt McNeely (4-4-1) had 16 saves in picking up the win in net for the Bulldogs while UAA's Kamal (2-6-0) had 33 saves.