Three Goals In Third Period Lift Alaska Anchorage To 5-2 Win Over Lake Superior State
Junior defenseman Chase Van Allen has three assists for Seawolves

Junior defenseman Chase Van Allen had three assists for the Seawolves
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:05  LSS1-0 EV J.T. Henke (9)Jake Hand/6
1st 15:07  AKA1-1 EV Austin Azurdia (3)Chase Van Allen/9, Jeremiah Luedtke/10
2nd 5:27  LSS2-1 EV Gage Torrel (7)Diego Cuglietta/5, J.T. Henke/9
2nd 12:35  AKA2-2 EV Jarrett Brown (5)Blake Tatchell/14, Sean MacTavish/6
3rd 12:16  AKA3-2 EV GW Nils Rygaard (1)Chase Van Allen/10, Anthony Conti/9
3rd 13:44  AKA4-2 EV Matt Anholt (6)Chase Van Allen/11, Jarrett Brown/10
3rd 17:24  AKA5-2 EV EN Matt Anholt (7)Nils Rygaard/2, Eric Roberts/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Lake Superior State  1102
Alaska Anchorage  1135
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Lake Superior State  87823
Alaska Anchorage  881228
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (11-19-4)  0/2 8/24 0
Alaska Anchorage (11-16-3)  0/4 5/10 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Nick Kossoff (L, 3-8-1)58:484 77923
Empty Net1:121     
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (W, 10-14-3)60:002 76821

ANCHORAGE - Two goals by sophomore Matt Anholt and a play-maker for junior Chase Van Allen lifted the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves over the Lake Superior State Lakers, 5-2, to earn the Western Collegiate Hockey Association split at the Sullivan Arena.

The Seawolves (11-16-3, 8-14-2 WCHA) twice came back to tie the game in the first two frames before the Seawolves erupted for a season-high-tying three goals in the third period. With the victory and the Alaska Fairbanks' loss to Bowling Green, the Seawolves regained sole ownership of No. 8 in the league standings, two points ahead of the Nanooks.

After being deadlocked 2-2 after the second intermission, the Seawolves received three goals in the final 12 minutes of play. Freshman Nils Rygaard picked up his first collegiate goal at 12:16, before Anholt netted back-to-back tallies at 13:44 and 17:24, with the final strike coming on the empty net. With the goals, Anholt extends his point streak to a team-high seven games (3-6-9). The Prince Albert, Sask., native produced a four-point weekend with three goals.

Meanwhile, Van Allen, an Anchorage native, furnished his first three-point game with assists on Rygaard's strike and Anholt's first goal after picking up the primary on sophomore Austin Azurdia's tally in the first period. He's just the second Seawolf this season to produce three helpers in a game.

The ping-pong first and second periods started with a strike by LSSU's J.T. Henke at 11:05 of the first. Henke, who scored the Lakers game-winning goal a night ago, won the faceoff to the left of netminder Olivier Mantha and then received a give-and-go with Jake Hand. UAA responded four minutes later at 15:07 when Azurdia collected his third of the season off of junior Chase Van Allen's rebound from the blueline. Freshman Jeremiah Luedtke picked up the second helper on the play.

The Lakers regained the lead at 5:27 of the second when Gage Torrel capitalized on a 3-on-1 rush following a UAA turnover in the neutral zone. The lead would hold until 12:35 when sophomore defenseman Jarrett Brown picked up his fifth of the season with a shot from the point.

Mantha made 21 saves and collected the win to improve to 10-14-3 on the season, while Nick Kossoff (23 saves) fell to 3-8-1. UAA outshot the Lakers, 28-23.

UAA will remain in town as they face ranked Minnesota State, Feb. 26-27 at the Sullivan Arena. The games are scheduled to start at 7:07 p.m. AST.