Alabama Huntsville Holds On Against Alaska Anchorage, 2-1, tp Earn Weekend Sweep
Sophomore Cody Marooney scores game-winner for Chargers

Sophomore Cody Marooney scored the game-winner for the Chargers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:28  AKA1-0 EV Austin Azurdia (2) -
2nd 10:50  ALH1-1 PP Brandon Carlson (4)Brandon Parker/8, Max McHugh/8
2nd 12:50  ALH2-1 EV GW Cody Marooney (3)Jeff Vanderlugt/5, Brandon Parker/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alaska Anchorage  1001
Alabama Huntsville  0202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alaska Anchorage  481628
Alabama Huntsville  891027
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska Anchorage (5-9-4)  0/5 5/10 0
Alabama Huntsville (5-14-3)  1/3 7/14 0
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jared D'Amico (L, 0-1-0)58:422 871025
Empty Net1:180     
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Carmine Guerriero (W, 5-8-2)60:001 381627

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team completed the sweep of visiting Alaska Anchorage by a score of 2-1 at the Von Braun Center on Saturday night in the series finale of the WCHA clash. UAH improves to 5-14-3 (4-10-0 WCHA), while UAA falls to 5-9-4 (2-8-2 WCHA).

This was UAH's first series sweep at home since the 2010 season when the Chargers topped Niagara in consecutive games on Jan. 29-30. The back-to-back victories in a series are also the first for UAH as a member of the WCHA.

The Chargers fell behind early to the Seawolves as Austin Azurdia scored on a breakaway at 6:28 of the first to take a 1-0 advantage which would hold through the first 20 minutes of play.

UAA kept the 1-0 lead through the midway point of the second frame, but sophomore defenseman Brandon Carlson knocked in a redirected goal for his fourth score of the season. Freshmen Brandon Parker and Max McHugh were credited with assists on the equalizer.

Exactly two minutes passed until the Chargers were able to take the definitive lead. Sophomore Cody Marooney put in his second game-winning goal in as many games after putting away a rebounded shot by senior Jeff Vanderlugt at the 12:50 mark of the second. Both Vanderlugt and Parker had helpers on Marooney's third goal of the season.

The Chargers defense kept the Seawolves in check throughout the third period, thanks to an outstanding performance by sophomore goaltender Carmine Guerriero who totaled 16 saves in the frame. The Montreal, Quebec native notched 27 total saves and improved to 5-8-2 on the season.

A Seattle, Washington native, McHugh now has 15 points (7g-8a) and has the WCHA points lead amongst first-year players, along with leading the Chargers. Parker took over sole possession of the UAH assists lead as the Fairbault, Minnesota native has nine on the year after his second, two-assist performance of the season.

Defensively, Frank Misuraca, Graeme Strukoff and Carlson led the team with three blocks apiece. Four other Chargers recorded blocks in the series finale.

The Chargers will head out on the road to WCHA foe Bemidji State this next weekend. Puck drops at 7:37 p.m. in Friday's opener and then at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday.