Northern Michigan Blanks Alaska Anchorage, 1-0
Sophomore Mathias Dahlstrom posts fourth shutout of season for Wildcats

Sophomore Mathias Dahlstrom had his fourth shutout of season for Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:39  NMU1-0 EV GW Robbie Payne (2)Jake Baker/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1001
Alaska Anchorage  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  118625
Alaska Anchorage  42713
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)60:000 42713
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (L, 3-5-1)58:161 108624
Empty Net1:440     

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.