|1st||1:49||BMJ||1-0||PP||Gerry Fitzgerald (9)||Cory Ward/7, Leo Fitzgerald/7|
|1st||10:10||AKA||1-1||EV||Chase Van Allen (3)||Chris Williams/2, Tad Kozun/5|
|1st||10:41||AKA||2-1||EV||Blake Tatchell (5)||Austin Azurdia/7, Mason Mitchell/8|
|1st||13:31||BMJ||2-2||EV||Kyle Bauman (3)||Brett Beauvais/2, Dan Billett/3|
|2nd||14:54||BMJ||3-2||EV||Cory Ward (5)||Brendan Harms/11, Charlie O'Connor/5|
|2nd||18:33||BMJ||4-2||EV GW||Kyle Bauman (4)||Jordan Heller/1, Phillip Marinaccio/3|
|3rd||13:15||BMJ||5-2||SH||Nate Arentz (3)||-|
|3rd||17:41||BMJ||6-2||PP||John Parker (4)||Ruslan Pedan/3, Graeme McCormack/6|
|3rd||19:21||AKA||3-6||EV||Brad Duwe (3)||Chase Van Allen/4, Mason Mitchell/9|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (7-9-4)||2/3||5/10||1|
|Alaska Anchorage (8-8-3)||0/5||3/6||0|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Michael Bitzer (W, 3-9-3)||60:00||3||6||6||5||17|
|Alaska Anchorage Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Olivier Mantha (L, 7-8-3)||60:00||6||8||11||4||23|
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Anchorage's struggles against Bemidji State continued Friday evening as the Seawolves fell to the Beavers, 6-3 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Sullivan Arena.
Following a four-goal first period where the teams headed into intermission tied, 2-2, the Beavers (7-9-4, 6-8-3 WCHA) turned up the heat in the second and third, scoring two goals in each, before UAA netted its final tally in the last 40 seconds. The loss extended the Seawolves' winless streak against the Beavers to 12.
With the loss, the Seawolves remain tied for No. 7 in the conference standings with 12 points, with Alaska Fairbanks matching their point total after beating Alabama Huntsville tonight. The Beavers take a three-point lead over UAA and are sixth in the league with 15 points.
The Beavers started the scoring with an early power-play strike, just 1:49 into the game. Sophomore Gerry Fitzgerald was credited with the goal, his ninth on the season, while Cory Ward and Leo Fitzgerald picked up the helpers.
The Seawolves responded with back-to-back goals at 10:10 and 10:41. Junior defenseman Chase Van Allen captured his third on the season after trading blueline passes with senior Chris Williams. UAA took a brief lead when senior forward Blake Tatchell collected his 95th career point, breaking an 11-game goal drought. Austin Azurdia and Mason Mitchell were credited with assists.
The lead expired just under three minutes later when Kyle Bauman furnished his first of the night. Brett Beauvais fired from the blueline, sending the puck off Bauman's pants at 13:31. Despite a 5-on-3 power-play opportunity for the Seawolves in the final minutes of the first, the teams headed into the locker rooms deadlocked at 2-2.
The first half of the second period seemed uneventful after the first 20 minutes of play until the Beavers collected a two-goal lead with a tallies at 14:54 and 18:33. Sophomore netminder Olivier Mantha stopped Brendan Harms' shot, but Ward was there to capitalize on the rebound. Meanwhile, a 2-on-1 set up Bauman's second of the night, when he poked in Jordan Heller's shot that went off the pipe.
A shorthanded goal by Nate Arentz - the fourth shortie allowed by UAA this season - made it 5-2, before John Parker netted a late power-play goal at 17:41. The Seawolves final tally came with 38.7 seconds left in the game, thanks to Soldotna product Brad Duwe.
The Beavers hit the Seawolves with 29 shots on target, while UAA placed 20. Mantha made 23 stops in the loss and falls to 7-8-3 on the season while goaltender Michael Bitzer (3-9-3) made 17 saves with the win.
Tomorrow's rematch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. at the Sullivan Arena and will double as Military Appreciation Day. Military service members - with proper ID - and their families will received free entry into the game. Additionally, fans can enjoy a free game between Army and Air Force at 2 p.m.