|1st||19:39||NMU||1-0||EV GW||Robbie Payne (2)||Jake Baker/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Northern Michigan (7-1-1)||0/4||7/14||0|
|Alaska Anchorage (4-7-2)||0/6||4/8||0|
|Northern Michigan Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Mathias Dahlström (W, 7-1-1)||60:00||0||4||2||7||13|
|Alaska Anchorage Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Olivier Mantha (L, 3-5-1)||58:16||1||10||8||6||24|
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves fell 1-0 to the visiting No. 17 Northern Michigan Wildcats in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Sullivan Arena.
The Seawolves - who are now in a seven-game losing funk - couldn't break the nation's top goaltender in Mathias Dahlstrom, falling to 4-7-2 overall and 1-6-0 in league play. The Wildcats (7-1-1, 4-1-0 WCHA) advance in the conference standings to sole ownership of No. 4, while UAA is tied for ninth.
The lack of Seawolf scoring can easily be attested to the shots on goal, as UAA mustered a season-low 13. Dahlstrom entered the game with a nation-leading .74 goals-against average and a .970 save percentage.
Scoring for the Wildcats with just 20.6 seconds left in the first period was freshman Robbie Payne. Payne rushed down the left side and beat freshman Olivier Mantha with a wrister. The helper was credited to Jake Baker.
Mantha gave the Seawolves another good game between the pipes, putting up 24 saves in the loss as he dropped to 3-5-1 on the season. The local of La Tuque, Quebec, improved to a .929 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average.
The Seawolves enjoyed six man-advantage opportunities but came up short as they were facing the second-best penalty-killing unit in the league. NMU was 0-for-4 on the power play.
UAA is 3-2-0 at home as they entertain the Wildcats again tomorrow night at 7:07 p.m. AST.