|1st||14:23||AKA||1-0||EV||Dylan Hubbs (1)||Cam Amantea/2, Matt Anholt/2|
|2nd||4:59||REN||1-1||EV||Evan Tironese (1)||Lou Nanne/1, Jared Wilson/2|
|2nd||11:56||REN||2-1||PP||Meirs Moore (1)||Mike Prapavessis/1, Jesper ÷hrvall/1|
|3rd||1:24||AKA||2-2||EV||Austin Azurdia (1)||Mason Mitchell/1, Tanner Dusyk/1|
|3rd||5:52||REN||3-2||SH||Miloö Bubela (1)||Zach Schroeder/1, Mike Prapavessis/2|
|3rd||7:12||AKA||3-3||PP||Wyatt Ege (2)||Austin Azurdia/1|
|3rd||10:09||AKA||4-3||EV GW||Wyatt Ege (3)||Matt Anholt/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alaska Anchorage (2-1-0)||1/5||4/8||0|
|Jason Kasdorf (L, 1-2-0)||58:45||4||9||6||8||23|
|Alaska Anchorage Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Olivier Mantha (W, 2-1-0)||60:00||3||9||10||8||27|
FAIRBANKS, Ak. - A two-goal game by freshman defenseman Wyatt Ege, lifted the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves to a 4-3 non-conference win against ECAC's Rensselaer Engineers in Game 1 of the Brice Alaska Goal Rush at the Carlson Center Friday.
Ege, a local of Elk River, Minn., furnished UAA's first multi-goal game of the season with two tallies in the third period to recover the Seawolves from a 3-2 deficit, after UAA led, 1-0 at the end of the first. RPI (1-2-0), who defeated then-No. 1 ranked Boston College last weekend, used two goals in the second period to lead the Seawolves, 2-1 after 40 minutes of play before UAA added three goals in the third.
Now with four points in three games, Ege's first strike was unassisted, on the power play at 7:12 of the third. A former NAHL Ice Dog, Ege went top-shelf, beating netminder Jason Kasdorf. He struck again, less than three minutes later at 10:09 with another top-shelf goal, giving UAA the eventual 4-3 score.
The day started when junior forward Dylan Hubbs started the scoring for the Seawolves by punching in a rebound from freshman Cam Amantea at 14:23 of the first. A local of Beaumont, Alberta, Hubbs collected his first of the season and 11th of his career, while Amantea picked up his second helper on the short season.
Knotting the game 1-1 at 4:59 of the second was RPI's freshman Evan Tironese, who received a goal-line pass out in front of the net from Lou Nanne, left of sophomore goaltender Olivier Mantha. Following a penalty-free first period, the teams traded two, back-to-back penalties in the second, with the Engineers capitalizing at 11:56. Freshman Meirs Moore picked up the man advantage strike, putting RPI on top, 2-1.
In the third, sophomore forward Austin Azurdia furnished his first of the season - 84 seconds in - deadlocking the game once again at 2-2. Freshman Mason Mitchell got the puck on net with a wraparound, allowing Azurdia to tap it in.
A shorthanded strike by Milos Bubela at 7:12 gave the Engineers their final lead of the game. Mantha, who had stopped Bubela earlier on a breakaway, made the initial odd-man rush save, before Bubela rounded up the rebound.
Meanwhile, Mantha made 27 saves with the win, while Kasdorf - who was pulled for the extra attacker with 1:09 left in the game - made 23 saves. RPI outshot UAA, 30-27.
UAA, now 2-1 in non-conference play, returns to the Carlson Center tomorrow to face American International for the first time since 1982 in Game 3 of the Goal Rush.