BOSTON - Despite another goal from Chad Brears, the University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell 3-2 on Friday night to Northeastern at Matthews Arena.
UAH (0-2-0) put themselves in the game just five minutes into the third period when Brears found the back of the net for his second goal of the season, cutting the deficit to 2-1. Brears received a perfect set-up pass from Brandon Clowes outside the circle and buried far side.
Northeastern (2-0-0) got on the board first with a goal at 3:32 in the first period. It was another power-play goal for the Huskies and Carmine Guerriero couldn't quite get his glove on it. NU added their second goal late in the second period, when Cody Ferriero pushed it past the UAH goalie again.
The third period would make Northeastern a bit nervous, after Brears made it a one-goal affair. With just under seven minutes to play, Colton Saucerman finished on the ice past Guerriero, a shot he wish he had another crack at.
Steven Koshey tallied his first goal of the season off the power play, when he like Brears' goal received a beautiful pass from Regan Soquila. A perfectly executed power-play goal, setup on the pass from Clowes to Soquila, allowed Koshey to power it past the stick-side of the NU goalie.
"We looked like a completely different team tonight. We played our brand of hockey and were in the game from start to finish," said head coach Mike Corbett.
Guerriero (0-1-0) was outstanding in goal for the Chargers, recording 34 saves in his first career start. It seemed as if the freshman made timely save after timely save, allowing his squad to stay in the game.
"It was tough coming out on the losing side, but we definitely saw some good things tonight from our guys. The improvement from Friday to tonight was a pleasure to coach," said Corbett.
The Chargers finished 2-for-9 on the power play, an improvement from their 0-for-8 performance on Friday. NU also finished 2-for-9 with seven shots during the PP.
UAH was outshot 37-29, again an impressive turnaround from last night's 52-27 total in favor of NU.
The Blue and White will now look towards their 2013-14 home-opener on Friday, Oct. 25, against rival Bemidji State. Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. start.