Saulnier's Two Goals Help Alabama Huntsville Past Alaska Anchorage, 5-1
Senior forward Brennan Saulnier posts two goals for Chargers

Senior forward Brennan Saulnier scored two goals for the Chargers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:18  ALH1-0 PP Brennan Saulnier (5)Austin Beaulieu/1, Kurt Gosselin/5
2nd 4:52  ALH2-0 EV GW Brennan Saulnier (6)Connor Wood/1, John Teets/2
2nd 7:06  AKA1-2 EV Austin Azurdia (4)Jeremiah Luedtke/4, Tad Kozun/5
2nd 10:30  ALH3-1 EV Christian Rajic (3)Austin Beaulieu/2, Cam Knight/4
2nd 16:49  ALH4-1 EV Levi Wunder (1)John Teets/3, Connor Wood/2
3rd 18:08  ALH5-1 SH EN Madison Dunn (1)Hans Gorowsky/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alaska Anchorage  0101
Alabama Huntsville  1315
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alaska Anchorage  46717
Alabama Huntsville  1912940
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska Anchorage (1-7-1)  0/2 6/12 0
Alabama Huntsville (3-6-0)  1/4 4/8 1
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (L, 1-7-1)59:334 189835
Empty Net0:271     
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jordan Uhelski (W, 3-4-0)59:431 45716
Empty Net0:170     

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team opened its home slate with a dominant 5-1 win over Alaska Anchorage in the first game of the WCHA series on Friday night at the Von Braun Center. UAH improves to 3-6-0 (2-1-0 WCHA), while UAA dips to (1-7-1, 1-2-0 WCHA).

Turning Point

- Brennan Saulnier continued his torrid start to the 2017-18 campaign by scoring the Chargers first two goals - which would prove to be the difference - at 2:18 of the first followed by a goal at 4:52 of the second on the way to the 5-1 drubbing of the Seawolves.

Scoring Breakdown

- Saulnier put the Chargers on the board early with a power-play tally at 2:18 of the first period when he delivered a centering pass from Austin Beaulieu past UAA's Olivier Mantha. Both Austin Beaulieu and Kurt Gosselin had assists on the play.

- UAH would take its 1-0 lead into first intermission before Saulnier struck again at 4:52 of the second, thanks to a feed by Connor Wood which allowed Saulnier to create space in front of the crease.

- Alaska Anchorage found the scoreboard at 7:06 of the second to slim the UAH lead to 2-1, but UAH charged through the end of the second with tallies by Christian Rajic at 10:30 and Levi Wunder at 16:49 to put UAH ahead 4-1.

- The majority of the third period went scoreless until Madison Dunn scored on an empty Alaska Anchorage net at 18:08 for his first goal of the season.

Inside the Box Score

- The Chargers had a trio of players total two points in the win, including Saulnier (2g-0a), Wood (0g-2a) and Beaulieu (0g-2a).

- Nine different Chargers had at least a point.

- UAH dominated the shot on goal count in the contest with 40 shots on goal compared to UAA's 17 shots on target.

- Saulnier finished with a team-high seven shots on goal, followed by Gosselin with six.

- A total of nine UAH players had two or more shots on goal.

- The Chargers went 26-for-58 on face-offs.

- Jordan Uhelski improved to 3-4-0 in goal after totaling 16 saves and allowing just one goal.

- UAH went 1-for-4 on the power play while holding Alaska Anchorage to zero goals in two power-play chances.

Noteworthy

- UAH last scored five goals in a home-opener on Oct. 12, 2001 in a 6-1 win over Bentley.

- The Chargers back-to-back wins are the first this season.

- UAH's five goals are the most by the squad this season.

- Saulnier has scored four goals in the past three games, and is now the squad's offensive leader with eight points on six goals and two assists.

Next Time Out

- UAH and UAA wrap up the WCHA series on Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at the VBC.