Alaska Anchorage Notches 4-2 Win Over Wisconsin At Kendall Hockey Classic
Freshman forward Tad Kozun scores two goals for Seawolves

Sophomore defenseman Chase Van Allen had two assists for the Seawolves
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:02  AKA1-0 EV Tad Kozun (1)Chase Van Allen/2, Derek Docken/1
2nd 2:31  WIS1-1 EV Matt Ustaski (1)Ryan Wagner/1, Keegan Ford/1
2nd 3:38  AKA2-1 EV Tad Kozun (2)Dylan Hubbs/1, Chase Van Allen/3
2nd 9:23  AKA3-1 EV GW Hayden Trupp (1) -
2nd 17:01  WIS2-3 EV Tim Davison (1)Cameron Hughes/1, Jake Linhart/1
3rd 3:49  AKA4-2 EV Scott Allen (2)Brett Cameron/2, Austin Coldwell/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Wisconsin  0202
Alaska Anchorage  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Wisconsin  981229
Alaska Anchorage  713525
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Wisconsin (0-2-0)  0/5 6/12 0
Alaska Anchorage (2-0-0)  0/3 9/29 0
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Joel Rumpel (L, 0-1-0)59:304 611421
Empty Net0:300     
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (W, 1-0-0)60:002 961227

ANCHORAGE - Freshmen Tad Kozun and Olivier Mantha came up with huge performances Saturday to lead host Alaska Anchorage to a 4-2 victory over 10th-ranked Wisconsin in the Kendall Hockey Classic at Sullivan Arena.

The Seawolves (2-0-0) also got goals from junior forward Hayden Trupp and senior forward Scott Allen to remain unbeaten in the last five Kendall Classics, improving to 7-0-3 in their own tournament since 2010. Despite the victory, UAA saw rival Alaska Fairbanks capture the championship gold pan thanks to a 3-2 advantage in goals allowed - the final tiebreaker.

The Badgers (0-2-0) earned a 29-25 edge in shots on goal, but the visitors from the Big Ten Conference had trouble with Mantha, who made several diving saves among his 27 stops. Mantha, a 6-1, 182-pound rookie from La Tuque, Quebec, was making his first collegiate start.

UAA opened the scoring with six minutes left in the first when Kozun poked home the rebound from Chase Van Allen's shot.

After Wisconsin evened things early in the second on Matt Ustaski's first goal of the season, Kozun gave UAA the lead for good, converting another rebound chance past UW goalie Joel Rumpel. Van Allen picked up his third assist of the young season and Dylan Hubbs was credited for a helper on the play.

Midway through the second, Trupp extended the lead when he skated into the zone and fired a shot that went directly into Rumpel's glove. However, the 2013-14 Hobey Baker finalist lost control and the puck trickled up and over his shoulder for the goal.

Badgers freshman defenseman Tim Davison made it 3-2 late in the second with his first career goal, however UAA regained its two-goal cushion early in the final stanza. Senior captain Brett Cameron skated the puck into the zone and was stripped as he neared the crease. Luckily for the Seawolves, the puck bounced right at the feet of Allen, who did a 180-degree spin and fired it under Rumpel's pads.

Neither team was successful on the power play as UAA killed all five Badgers chances, including a 5-minute major midway through the third. The Seawolves were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

The Seawolves continue non-conference play next week with neutral-ice games against Penn State (Fri., Oct. 17, 5:07 p.m.) and Air Force (Sat., Oct. 18, 4:07 p.m.) at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush in Fairbanks.

Scott Allen, UAA
Landon Peterson, Wisconsin
Colton Parayko, UAF
Chase Van Allen, UAA
Josh Atkinson, UAF
Tad Kozun, UAA

Most Outstanding Player: Davis Jones