|3rd||12:33||MTR||1-0||EV GW||Tyler Fiddler||Matthew Brown|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Mount Royal Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Colin Cooper (W)||26:21||0||0||0||3||3|
|Alaska Anchorage Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jared D'Amico (L)||25:04||1||0||1||4||5|
SOLDOTNA, Alaska - The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves started the 2015-16 campaign with a 1-0 loss to Mt. Royal in an exhibition game Friday evening at the Soldotna Regional Sports Center, hosted by the Kenai River Brown Bears.
The Seawolves and Cougars were scoreless through the first two frames before Tyler Fiddler netted the game-winning strike with 7:27 left in the game. UAA pulled its netminder in the final minute of play, but was unable to find the equalizer.
Dressing between the pipes for the first half was sophomore Olivier Mantha, UAA's MVP from a year ago. Mantha made 10 saves, before head coach Matt Thomas replaced him with classmate Jared D'Amico with under seven minutes to play in the second for his sanctioned ice time. D'Amico made five stops.
The Cougars outshot the Seawolves, 17-13. Both teams were scoreless on the man advantage.
Returning to the lineup tonight was junior forward Tanner Dusyk for the first time since having a rare tumor removed from his abdomen at the end of October last season.
The Seawolves head to the newly renovated Sullivan Arena, Oct. 9-10 for the 25th annual Kendall Hockey Classic. The Seawolves will host NCAA Div. I newcomer Arizona State Friday at 8 p.m. ADT, before seeing former WCHA member St. Cloud State at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Single-game tickets are available at GoSeawolves.com, while fans can still purchase season tickets by calling 786-7811.