|1st||5:18||LSS||1-0||PP||Diego Cuglietta (4)||Kyle Chatham/2, Hampus Eriksson/2|
|1st||18:33||LSS||2-0||EV GW||Jake Hand (4)||Aidan Wright/1, J.T. Henke/13|
|2nd||19:07||ALH||1-2||EV||Madison Dunn (2)||Tyler Poulsen/5|
|3rd||19:52||LSS||3-1||SH EN||Max Humitz (6)||William Riedell/2, Brendan McKay/1|
|Lake Superior State||2||0||1||3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||11||6||5||22|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Lake Superior State (3-7-3)||1/6||9/21||1|
|Alabama Huntsville (3-7-1)||0/7||9/18||0|
|Lake Superior State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Nick Kossoff (W, 2-3-2)||60:00||1||7||16||3||26|
|Alabama Huntsville Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jordan Uhelski (L, 3-5-1)||59:06||2||9||6||4||19|
HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team slipped in the series opener on Friday night at the Von Braun Center as Lake Superior State took the opening WCHA series matchup by a 3-1 final. UAH dips to 3-7-1 (2-2-1 WCHA), while LSSU dips to 3-7-3 (2-3-2 WCHA).
- Lake Superior State's two-goal first period was all the Lakers needed on Friday night as the second goal of the frame by Jake Hand at 18:33 proved to be the game-winner for the visitors in the matchup.
- The Lakers were first on the board in the opening game of the two-game series as Diego Cuglietta converted a LSSU power play at 5:18 to give the visitors a 1-0 lead early.
- LSSU went on to take a two-goal lead into first intermission as Hand made it a 2-0 advantage with a tally at 18:33.
- After a full 19 minutes of scoreless play in the second period, UAH found the back of the net as Madison Dunn sent in a rebound at 19:07 after Tyler Poulsen induced a turnover in the defensive zone and carried the puck all the way into the crease.
- The majority of the third period would go scoreless until Max Humitz notched an empty-net goal at 19:52 of the frame to bring the game to its 3-1 final.
Inside the Box Score
- The Chargers made LSSU goaltender Nick Kossoff work throughout the contest as the squad posted a total of 27 shots on goal including a game-high 16 shots on goal in the second.
- UAH's offense was led by Austin Beaulieu, Connor James, and Josh Kestner with four shots on goal apiece.
- Both teams had a bevy of penalties with not much success, as UAH went 0-for-6 on the man-advantage while LSSU was held to one power play goal in five power plays.
- Jordan Uhelski slipped to 3-5-1 in goal, after allowing two goals and totaling 19 saves.
- UAH went 28-for-53 on face-offs, led by Hans Gorowsky who was 7-for-11 in face-offs.
- Poulsen has three assists in the last two games.
- UAH has eight games with 27 shots on goal or more.
Next Time Out
- UAH and LSSU wrap up the two-game series on Saturday at 7:07 p.m.