ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves used two power-play goals to earn first Western Collegiate Hockey Association win of the season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Alabama Huntsville at the Sullivan Arena.
Junior co-captain Brett Cameron earner Player of the Game honors after scoring UAA's (4-3-0, 1-2-0 WCHA) first man advantage strike, before assisting on junior Scott Allen's power-play goal in the final minutes of the third. Senior Matt Bailey furnished the Seawolves' even-strength tally early in the final stanza.
Cameron, from Spruce Grove, Alberta, collected his second tally of the season after capitalizing on Austin Coldwell's rebound from the blueline at 10:29 of the first. There was 19 seconds left in the man advantage.
UAA and Alabama Huntsville (0-7-0, 0-5-0 WCHA) were both scoreless in the second period before Bailey converted on senior Jordan Kwas' feed with a crisp one-timer at 4:43 of the third. Sophomore defenseman Blake Leask picked up the second helper.
At 18:04, a UAA turnover on the blueline gave way to the Chargers' shorthanded strike by Alex Allan with two seconds remaining on the Seawolf power play - the first shorty allowed by UAA this season.
The final UAA tally would conspire after freshman forward Dylan Hubbs was brought down on a hooking penalty, setting up the 5-on-4 situation. Allen would strike at 18:32 with assists going to Bailey and Cameron.
Taking the win in net for UAA was senior Rob Gunderson with 13 saves, while Carmine Guerriero (30 saves) picked up the loss for UAH. The Seawolves hit Guerriero with 33 shots, while keeping the Chargers to a season-low 14.
UAA was 2-for-4 on the power play, while UAH was scoreless on two attempts. The Seawolves were tagged for a season-low three penalties.
This was the second time of the season that UAA furnished two power-play goals in a game - first was on Oct. 12 vs. Air Force. The Seawolves also registered 36 shots on goal in the game against Denver on Oct.19 and is now 2-0-0 when placing 30+ on net.
UAA and the Chargers will rematch tomorrow night at 7:07 p.m. AST at the Sullivan Arena. The game also doubles as Parents Night.