|1st||14:02||MNE||1-0||PP||Ben Hutton (1)||Devin Shore/1, Steven Swavely/2|
|2nd||15:07||AKA||1-1||SH||Dylan Hubbs (2)||Chase Van Allen/6|
|2nd||16:13||AKA||2-1||EV||Austin Coldwell (2)||Brett Cameron/4|
|2nd||19:11||MNE||2-2||PP||Malcolm Hayes (1)||Mark Hamilton/1, Will Merchant/1|
|3rd||1:20||MNE||3-2||SH||Blaine Byron (2)||Cam Brown/3|
|3rd||1:50||AKA||3-3||PP GT||Scott Allen (3)||Blake Tatchell/3, Jarrett Brown/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alaska Anchorage (3-1-2)||1/3||10/20||1|
|Alaska Anchorage Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Olivier Mantha (T, 2-1-1)||64:56||3||23||12||5||6||46|
|Matt Morris (T, 1-2-1)||65:00||3||13||4||4||1||22|
ORONO, Maine - Goaltender Olivier Mantha led the No. 20-nationally ranked Alaska Anchorage Seawolves to a 3-3 tie against the Maine Black Bears Saturday night at the Alfond Arena in a non-conference game.
Mantha, who was named the First Star of the Game, was stellar for the second straight night, turning aside 46 shots for a combined 83 saves in two games. It was Mantha's play that let the Seawolves leave Maine with a 0-1-1 record on the weekend, while wrapping up the non-conference slate with a 3-1-2 record.
In a game where the Seawolves were tagged for 10 penalties to the Black Bears (1-4-1) four and allowed 49 shots on net to their own 25, solid netminding by Mantha was a must. The La Tuque, Quebec, native stopped a season-high 24 shots in the first and an additional six in overtime to secure the tie. Overall, the 46 saves was a first for UAA since Jon Olthuis on March 7, 2009.
The game started with UAA doing themselves no favors in the first period of play, taking four straight penalties, including a 5-on-3 Black Bear advantage that resulted in Maine's opening tally at 14:02, 50 seconds later. Ben Hutton picked up the strike for Maine, registering the Black Bear's first power-play goal against the Seawolves this season.
Much like Friday night, the Seawolf defense was unable to keep the Black Bears from peppering Mantha, attempting 37 shots overall in the opening 20 minutes. The second period also saw a shot advantage for Maine (13-6), the difference was UAA scored twice.
After spending even more minutes in the box, the Seawolves collected their second shorthanded goal of the season when sophomore forward Dylan Hubbs picked up his second of the season at 15:07 to knot the game, 1-1. Just over a minute later, senior Austin Coldwell - fresh out of the box - gave UAA its first lead of the night with an even-strength tally, curtesy of senior Brett Cameron at 16:13.
UAA's penalty woes continued despite the 2-1 lead, and the Black Bears capitalized with another man-advantage goal at 19:11 - with just one second left for the active UAA penalty-killing unit. Scoring for Maine was Malcolm Hayes.
Following a late second-period penalty on Maine, the Seawolves started the third period on the power play, but it was the Black Bears that would pick up a shorty this time, when Blaine Byron furnished an unassisted, breakaway goal at 1:20. Meanwhile, the Seawolves - still on the man advantage - didn't hang their heads long before senior Scott Allen collected the game-tying goal with a one-timer, 30 seconds later.
The 3-3 score lasted throughout the frame, sending the teams into extra minutes where the Black Bears found themselves in a special situation at 2:06. Following a scrum in front of the net, Cameron deliberately knocked the UAA net off, setting up a penalty shot for Maine. Bryon was called upon for the Black Bears, but was unable to get the shot off, losing the puck off of his stick.
The Seawolves return home to open Western Collegiate Hockey Association play against Lake Superior State, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 at the Sullivan Arena. The games are scheduled to commence at 7:07 p.m. ADT. Additionally, the first UAA Hockey Coaches' Corner with Matt Thomas and Kurt Haider will take place from 6-7 p.m. at the Varsity Sports Grill in the Alaska Airlines Center.