BOSTON - The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team dropped their 2013-14 season-opener on Friday, falling at Northeastern by final of 9-1.
The Chargers (0-1-0) had their first-ever game as a WCHA-member spoiled by the host Huskies (1-0-0), who scored four goals in the first period, three more in the second and added two in the third. NU dominated in shots, recording 52 to UAH's 27.
UAH fell behind early, when the Huskies wasted no time scoring their first goal of the season just 46 seconds in. The Blue and White helped NU with a five-minute major penalty that saw three more goals scored.
Chad Brears scored just the second goal of his career, when he found the back of the net thanks to a Brandon Carlson shot rebound. Carlson fired on goal, and Brears was there to finish on the left side of the goalie in the second period.
Northeastern led 7-0 before the Chargers got on the board, thanks to three power play goals. After a 28-8 showing on shots in the first period, UAH was only outshot by five total shots the rest of the way.
Matt Larose (0-1-0) was tagged with the loss in goal, allowing all nine goals and racking up 35 saves in the game. Carmine Guerriero saw limited action, recording eight saves in 8:55.
Kevin Roy recorded a hat trick for Northeastern, while six other players recorded a goal.
UAH was given 10 penalties (31 minutes) in the game and the Huskies were charged with 12 (35 minutes).
The Blue and White will look to bounce back tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CDT.