Tatchell Sends Alaska Anchorage Past Alaska In Overtime, 3-2
Junior forward Blake Tatchell scores game-winning goal at 3:07 of overtime for Seawolves

Junior forward Blake Tatchell scored the game-winning goal for Seawolves
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:17  AKA1-0 EV Austin Azurdia (3)Matt Anholt/4, Tad Kozun/3
2nd 6:48  AKF1-1 EV Brandon Morley (2)Trevor Campbell/9
2nd 9:41  AKA2-1 EV Dylan Hubbs (4)Zack Rassell/2, Hudson Friesen/4
3rd 18:44  AKF2-2 EV EA Shawn Hochhausen (3)Tyler Morley/17, Garrick Perry/10
OT 3:07  AKA3-2 EV GW Blake Tatchell (4)Brad Duwe/5, Austin Coldwell/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Alaska Anchorage  11013
Alaska  01102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Alaska Anchorage  743216
Alaska  161417148
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska Anchorage (7-11-4)  0/2 9/40 0
Alaska (12-11-1)  0/6 4/8 0
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Olivier Mantha (W, 6-7-3)63:072 161316146
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Sean Cahill (L, 2-5-0)62:453 633113
Empty Net0:220      

FAIRBANKS - Blake Tatchell scored in overtime to lift Alaska Anchorage over the Alaska Nanooks, 3-2, for the second consecutive night in Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup and Western Collegiate Hockey Association play.

The Seawolves (7-10-4, 4-9-2 WCHA) now hold a 2-0 lead in the season series, meaning Alaska (12-11-1, 7-10-1 WCHA) will now have to win both games in Anchorage in March to force a shootout to decide the Governor's Cup.

Alaska trailed early after the Seawolves' Austin Azurdia and Matt Anholt combined to score on a 2-on-1 fastbreak. The Nanooks pressed desperately for an equalizing goal, but their 16 shots in the opening period were all stopped by Olivier Mantha.

Brandon Morley did tie the game at the 6:28 mark of the second period, as he slammed home the rebound following a shot by Trevor Campbell. The game would only stay tied for a few minutes, however, as Dylan Hubbs scrambled a puck home after his initial shot was blocked.

The Nanooks looked more and more likely to score as they piled on the offensive pressure, and finally were rewarded with a goal with just 1:16 left in the game and their net empty, as Shawn Hocchausen scored on the rebound after Tyler Morley and Garrick Perry combined to force a great chance.

Neither team created many chances in the overtime period until Tatchell scored at the 3:07 mark to give UAA the victory.

Overall, Alaska forced Mantha into 46 saves, while Sean Cahill made 13 saves in the loss.

Both teams failed to generate anything on the power play as UAA went 0-2 and Alaska was a combined 0-7.

The Nanooks will look to rebound against Michigan Tech next weekend when they travel to the Upper Peninsula for a weekend series against the No. 11 ranked Huskies.