HUNTSVILLE, Ala. | Cody Marooney tallied the second goal of his collegiate career on Friday night, but the University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell 4-1 to Northern Michigan at the Von Braun Center.
The Chargers (2-34-1, 2-24-1 WCHA) were looking to play fill the spoiler role once again, but the Wildcats (14-19-2, 12-14-1 WCHA) scored three unanswered goals to push themselves into the No. 7 seed in the WCHA.
Marooney picked up goal No. 2 of the season at the 16:02 mark, when he jockeyed for position in front of the crease to put his stick on the puck into the top shelf. Brandon Carlson was credited with the primary assist on the goal, when his shot from just inside the blue line gave Marooney a chance on goal. Craig Pierce picked up the secondary assist, feeding Carlson nicely after gaining possession from an NMU defender.
Brock Maschmeyer put the Wildcats up 1-0 with his power-play goal at 4:56 of the first period. Dominik Shine made the score 2-0 at 1:06 of the second period, while Reed Seckel scored the first of his two goals late in the same period to answer the UAH goal.
Seckel put NMU up 4-1 at 7:45 of the third period, eliminating any opportunity for a Chargers' comeback. Seckel notched two goals and one assist en route to being named the No. 1 star.
Matt Larose finished with 38 saves and the loss, while Mathias Dahlstrom picked up his 13th win of the season and 27 saves.
UAH went 1-for-6 on the power play and NMU finished 1-for-3.
The Chargers will wrap up the 2013-14 season tomorrow night for senior night at 7:07 p.m. against Northern Michigan. All fans will receive free admission courtesy of the Huntsville International Airport with the first 500 fans receiving a free mini Saturn V Rocketship.