Alabama Huntsville Skates to 1-1 Draw Against Minnesota State
Junior forward Matt Salhany scores at 18:37 of the third period for Chargers

Junior forward Matt Salhany scored game-tying goal for the Chargers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 6:20  MNS1-0 PP C.J. Franklin (13)Casey Nelson/16, Bryce Gervais/7
3rd 18:57  ALH1-1 SH GT Matt Salhany (3)Brandon Parker/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Minnesota State  01001
Alabama Huntsville  00101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Minnesota State  161612650
Alabama Huntsville  388120
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (15-10-7)  1/4 6/12 0
Alabama Huntsville (6-17-5)  0/4 6/12 1
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Cole Huggins (T, 7-8-2)64:531 387119
Empty Net0:070      
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Matt Larose (T, 4-5-3)64:561 161512649
Empty Net0:040      

HUNTSVILLE | A late shorthanded tally by Matt Salhany helped The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team to cap off the WCHA weekend series with a 1-1 tie against No. 17 Minnesota State at the Von Braun Center on Saturday night. UAH now stands at 6-17-5 (4-13-5 WCHA), while MSU moves to 15-10-7 (13-4-7 WCHA).

Both teams opened up the contest with a scoreless frame in the first period, with the Chargers benefitting from stellar goaltending by Matt Larose who stopped a game-high 16 saves in the first 20 minutes on Saturday night.

However, after the first break, Minnesota State took the first advantage of the game as C.J. Franklin netted a power play tally at 6:20 of the second period.

The score would remain in favor of the Mavericks through the end of the second and the majority of the third period until Salhany was able to deliver his fourth career shorthanded marker and his third goal of the season at 18:57 of the third. Salhany was assisted by Brandon Parker, his sixth helper on the year, on the play.

Larose continued to excel in the latter part of the contest to allow UAH to remain in the game with 15 saves in the second and 12 stops in the third period. Larose's counterpart, Cole Huggins, notched a total of 19 in the contest.

Both squads would go scoreless in the overtime period, as the Chargers managed one shot on goal in the stanza to the Mavericks six. Larose's record now stands at 4-5-3 on the season after amassing a season-high 49 saves on the night.

The Chargers registered a total of 20 shots on goal in the tie on Saturday, with Salhany pacing the Blue and White with three shots on target. Defensively, Brandon Carlson led UAH with six blocks.

UAH hits the road for the following two series beginning with a trip Northern Michigan next Friday and Saturday at 6:07 p.m. CST.