|1st||4:11||ALH||1-0||EV||Chad Brears (8)||Max McHugh/13, Frank Misuraca/4|
|1st||11:35||ALH||2-0||PP||Max McHugh (5)||Brandon Parker/6, Chad Brears/7|
|1st||15:25||AKF||1-2||PP||Tyler Morley (11)||Marcus Basara/4, Nolan Huysmans/8|
|2nd||6:19||AKF||2-2||SH||Josh Atkinson (2)||-|
|2nd||8:41||ALH||3-2||EV||Chad Brears (9)||Kurt Gosselin/4, Max McHugh/14|
|2nd||10:23||AKF||3-3||PP||Marcus Basara (6)||Justin Woods/2, Tyler Morley/10|
|3rd||0:11||AKF||4-3||EV GW||Alec Hajdukovich (5)||Nolan Huysmans/9|
|3rd||10:39||AKF||5-3||EV||Peter Krieger (3)||Colton Sparrow/4, Nick Hinz/5|
|3rd||14:33||AKF||6-3||EV||John Mullally (2)||Josh Erickson/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alabama Huntsville (4-15-2)||1/7||3/6||0|
|Davis Jones (W, 3-7-1)||60:00||3||13||10||5||28|
|Alabama Huntsville Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Carmine Guerriero (L, 2-11-2)||59:46||6||11||7||5||23|
HUNTSVILLE | Chad Brears scored twice, but The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team dropped a 6-3 decision to visiting Alaska Fairbanks on Friday night at Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center. The Chargers slip to 4-15-2 (2-11-2 WCHA), while UAF improves to 6-11-4 (4-9-4 WCHA).
Despite the final score, it was the home team that started off the contest strong, snagging a two-goal advantage by the midway point of the first period.
The first for Brears opened the scoring on the night as the senior tallied on a marker that was assisted by Max McHugh and Brennan Saulnier just over four minutes into the contest, and a power-play score from McHugh that was set up by Brandon Parker and Brears at 11:35 of the opening stanza produced a 2-0 advantage for the hosts.
A pair of special teams scores for the visitors, however, would knot the contest.
At 15:25 of the first, Tyler Morley scored on the power play to send the teams into the first intermission with UAH leading 2-1, and the Nanooks leveled the affair with a shorthanded strike from Josh Atkinson at 6:19 of the middle frame.
UAH answered quickly, however, as Kurt Gosselin and McHugh earned the helpers on the second of the contest for Brears as he scored his ninth of the season at 8:41 of the second.
Marcus Basara tied the game at 3-3 with just under 10 minutes left in the period, and UAF then proceeded to control the third period after Alec Hajdukovich scored just 11 seconds into what would prove to be a three-goal period for the visitors as Peter Krieger scored at 10:39 and John Mullally tallied at 14:33.
On the night, UAH outshot UAF by a 31-29 margin, but it was the special teams that proved to be the difference as the Nanooks were 2-for-3 with the advantage and also tallied the shorthanded goal, while UAH was just 1-for-6 on the power play.
The two teams will return to the VBC ice on Saturday to close out the series. The puck is slated to drop at 7:07 p.m.