Alabama Huntsville Earns Playoff Spot With 3-2 Win Over Bowling Green
Senior forward Josh Kestner and sophomore forward Austin Beaulieu score third-period goals for Chargers

Senior forward Josh Kestner scores goal for Chargers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 3:21  ALH1-0 PP Max McHugh (2)Austin Beaulieu/6
2nd 10:13  BGS1-1 PP Mitchell McLain (15)Stephen Baylis/14, Brandon Kruse/24
2nd 18:33  BGS2-1 PP Alec Rauhauser (8)Stephen Baylis/15
3rd 7:34  ALH2-2 PP Josh Kestner (21)Brennan Saulnier/7, Tyler Poulsen/15
3rd 18:42  ALH3-2 EV GW Austin Beaulieu (3)Cody Champagne/2, Madison Dunn/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bowling Green  0202
Alabama Huntsville  0123
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bowling Green  5131432
Alabama Huntsville  941023
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bowling Green (19-10-6)  2/5 4/19 0
Alabama Huntsville (11-20-2)  2/4 5/13 0
Bowling Green Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Bednard (L, 11-6-4)58:563 93820
Empty Net1:040     
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jordan Uhelski (W, 11-15-2)60:002 5111430

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team has clinched a spot in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over visiting No. 15 Bowling Green on Friday night at the Von Braun Center in the first game of a two-game series. UAH improves to 11-20-2 (10-15-2 WCHA), while BGSU dips to 19-10-6 (16-6-5 WCHA).

Turning Point

- With the score knotted at 2-2 with two minutes to go in the third period, Austin Beaulieu redirected a shot from the point at 18:42 of the third for his third goal of the season which put UAH ahead 3-2 on the way to the series-opening victory.

Scoring Breakdown

- Following a scoreless first period, UAH pulled ahead early into the second stanza as senior captain Max McHugh sent in his second goal of the season on a power play at the 3:21 mark. Beaulieu notched an assist on the tally.

- Bowling Green overtook the Chargers lead at 2-1 in the second period on markers by Mitch McLain at 10:13 and Alex Rauhauser at 18:33.

- UAH evened the score at 2-2 when Josh Kestner provided a one-timer goal - his 21st of the season - on a power play at 7:34, thanks to helpers by Brennan Saulnier and Tyler Poulsen.

- The Chargers went on to win the game 3-2 thanks to Beaulieu's game-winner at 18:42 with assists from Christian Rajic and Cody Champagne.

Inside the Box Score

- UAH goalie Jordan Uhelski keyed the Chargers victory with 30 saves, including a game-high 14 in the third period. Uhelski's record improves to 11-15-2 with the win.

- The Chargers had 24 shots on goal in the win, paced by Kurt Gosselin with a team-high six shots on goal followed by Kestner with four.

- Seven Chargers contributed at least one point on offense, led by Beaulieu's two points on one goal and an assist.

- UAH went 2-for-4 on power-play chances, while BGSU had two goals in five power plays.

Noteworthy

- UAH last clinched the WCHA playoffs in the 2014-15 campaign.

- Beaulieu has now scored the game-winning goal twice this season.

Next Time Out

- UAH and Bowling Green wrap up the regular season at 3:07 p.m. on Saturday at the Von Braun Center. UAH will honor its senior class prior to the start of the contest.