|1st||9:22||ALH||1-0||PP||Madison Dunn (1)||Brennan Saulnier/11, Adam Wilcox/4|
|1st||12:25||MNS||1-1||EV||Bryce Gervais (11)||Teddy Blueger/19, Jimmy Mullin/5|
|2nd||0:28||ALH||2-1||SH||Brent Fletcher (2)||-|
|2nd||1:48||MNS||2-2||PP||Zach Stepan (6)||Jimmy Mullin/6, Teddy Blueger/20|
|2nd||10:16||ALH||3-2||EV EN||Madison Dunn (2)||-|
|3rd||13:50||MNS||3-3||PP GT||Bryce Gervais (12)||Jordan Nelson/3, Max Coatta/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (15-10-6)||2/7||8/16||0|
|Alabama Huntsville (6-17-4)||1/6||8/16||1|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (T, 7-8-1)||64:53||2||6||4||4||1||15|
|Alabama Huntsville Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Matt Larose (T, 4-5-2)||65:00||3||9||9||9||7||34|
HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team skated to a 3-3 on Friday night with No. 17 Minnesota State at the Von Braun Center to open a two-game WCHA series. UAH stands at 6-17-4 (4-13-4 WCHA), while MSU's record moves to 15-10-6 (13-4-6 WCHA).
UAH opened up the scoring on Friday night as freshman Madison Dunn sent in a rebound off a shot by Brennan Saulnier on a power play in the first period at 9:22 for his first career goal. Fellow freshman Adam Wilcox and Saulnier had assists on the tally.
However, Minnesota State's Bryce Gervais would even the score at 1-1 at 12:25 of the opening period, which would stand after 20 minutes of play.
Quickly into the second period, UAH junior captain Brent Fletcher gave the Chargers a 2-1 advantage with a shorthanded, unassisted marker - his second goal of the season - 22 seconds into the frame after forcing a turnover at center ice.
The Mavericks would again bounce back with a power-play tally by Zach Stepan at 1:48 of the second stanza.
A rare own-goal with a delayed penalty, which would be credited to Dunn for his first career multi-goal performance, at 10:16 allowed the Chargers to take a 3-2 lead heading into second intermission.
The UAH advantage would stand through the midway point of the third period, but Gervais scored for the second time at 13:50 of the frame to knot the score at 3-3.
Both squads went scoreless in overtime to bring the game to its 3-3 final, with UAH netminder Matt Larose amassing seven saves in the five-minute period. Larose's record now stands at 4-5-2 on the year, after posting 34 total stops in the contest.
The Chargers accumulated a total of 18 shots on goal in the tie on Friday, as freshman Tyler Poulsen led the way with three shots on target. Freshman Cam Knight paced the defensive effort with a game-high five blocks.
UAH and Minnesota State will return to the VBC ice on Saturday night at 7:07 p.m. for the series finale.