|2nd||15:38||MNS||1-0||EV||Parker Tuomie (8)||Dallas Gerads/4, Edwin Hookenson/5|
|3rd||1:14||ALH||1-1||EV||Kurt Gosselin (5)||Jordan Larson/1, Hans Gorowsky/7|
|3rd||2:35||ALH||2-1||PP||Christian Rajic (9)||Madison Dunn/8, Josh Kestner/7|
|3rd||17:50||MNS||2-2||EV||Marc Michaelis (12)||Parker Tuomie/18, Jake Jaremko/20|
|OT||0:27||MNS||3-2||EV GW||C.J. Suess (16)||Parker Tuomie/19, Marc Michaelis/17|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (22-7-0)||0/6||7/14||0|
|Alabama Huntsville (10-19-2)||1/7||6/12||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Connor LaCouvee (W, 16-3-0)||60:25||2||10||2||5||0||17|
|Alabama Huntsville Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Jordan Uhelski (L, 10-14-2)||60:27||3||10||16||13||0||39|
HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team fell in overtime to No. 5 Minnesota State by a final score of 3-2 at the Von Braun Center in the WCHA series opener on Friday night. UAH dips to 10-19-2 (9-13-2 WCHA), while MSU rises to 22-7-0 (18-5-0 WCHA).
- After Minnesota State evened the game at 2-2 on a goal by Marc Michaelis at 17:50 of the third, the Mavericks were able to nab the WCHA victory in overtime as CJ Suess scored the game-winner 27 seconds into the period.
- The Mavericks broke through the scoreless tie - which lasted over 35 minutes of play to start the game - at 15:38 of the second period as Parker Tuomie gave MSU a 1-0 advantage.
- UAH evened the score up at 1-1 when Kurt Gosselin sent in a shot from the blue line at 1:14 of the third, thanks to assists from Jordan Larson and Hans Gorowsky.
- The Chargers generated a 2-1 lead less than a minute later as Christian Rajic sent in his ninth of the season on the power play at 2:35, with assists going to Madison Dunn and Josh Kestner on the play.
- MSU tied the game at 1-1 at 17:50 of the third on Michaelis' goal before Suess gave the Mavericks the 3-2 victory 27 seconds into overtime.
Inside the Box Score
- Jordan Uhelski was outstanding in goal for the Chargers, stopping 10 or more shots in each period and finishing with a total of 39 saves. Despite his impressive performance, his record dips to 10-14-2 on the second.
- Minnesota State was held to zero goals in five power-play chances, while UAH converted one of its six man-advantages.
- UAH put 19 shots on goal, paced by Gosselin and Kestner with three shots on target each.
- The Chargers went 38-for-76 in the face-off circle.
- Kestner now leads the Chargers with 27 points on 20 goals and seven assists, and he's totaled at least one point in eight of the past 11 games.
- Gosselin is on a three-game streak of at least one point.
Next Time Out
- UAH and Minnesota State wrap up the two-game series on Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at the VBC.