HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Putting forth another strong Saturday night effort, the University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell 3-2 to visiting Ferris State at the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center. The Chargers slip to 0-6-0 (0-4-0 WCHA), while Ferris State improves to 5-2-0 (2-0-0 WCHA).
UAH goalie Matt Larose was terrific on the night as he turned away 42 shots to set a new season high for the freshman netminder.
After a scoreless first period, the Chargers were the first to get on the board on the night as senior Alex Allan scored his second of the year at the 11:29 mark of the second period. Brent Fletcher picked up the primary assist on the goal to record his first collegiate point, and Steven Koshey also earned an assist on the goal.
The lead would be short-lived, however, as just over a minute later at 12:45, Justin Buzzeo would score for the Bulldogs to tie it up at 1-1.
Despite outshooting the home team 23-7 in the period, Ferris State would not be able to push another past Larose in the frame, and the teams would start the third period with the 1-1 deadlock.
More than half of the period elapsed before the teams would light the lamp again, and it was the Blue and White who would regain the lead at 13:04 as Ben Reinhardt and Wade Schools would set Matt Salhany up on a breakaway.
The freshman would fire it from the slot, and Bulldog goalie CJ Motte would get a pad on the attempt, sending the puck fluttering into the air before it dropped behind Motte and slid past the line to give the Chargers a 2-1 advantage while also giving Salhany his first collegiate goal.
Again, however, Ferris State would have a quick answer as it took just 19 seconds for Kyle Schempp to tie the contest, and the Bulldogs would convert on a power play opportunity at 16:36 to go ahead for the first time on the night at 3-2.
The special teams goal was the only one of the night as Ferris State went 1-for-4 with the man-advantage, while UAH was 0-for-6.
The Chargers would have a strong chance to knot the contest back up in the final minute, and Regan Soquila had a terrific try as he threw the puck towards the goal in the closing seconds, only to have the try clank off the inside of the post and carom back out to keep the score 3-2.
UAH will now return to the road as it travels to Alaska Anchorage next Friday and Saturday.