Loggins Goal Gives Northern Michigan 4-3 Win At Alabama Huntsville
Junior forward Troy Loggins scores game-winning goal for Wildcats

Junior forward Troy Loggins scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 15:47  NMU1-0 SH Zach Diamantoni (5)Robbie Payne/8
2nd 8:47  NMU2-0 PP Joseph Nardi (7)Darien Craighead/11, Ryan Black/14
2nd 15:36  ALH1-2 PP Hans Gorowsky (5)Kurt Gosselin/8
2nd 18:34  NMU3-1 PP Mitchell Slattery (1)Darien Craighead/12, Ryan Black/15
2nd 19:38  ALH2-3 EV Tyler Poulsen (7)Kurt Gosselin/9
3rd 9:03  ALH3-3 EV Josh Kestner (18)Hans Gorowsky/6
3rd 13:19  NMU4-3 EV GW Troy Loggins (16)Adam Rockwood/26, Zach Diamantoni/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1214
Alabama Huntsville  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  1215835
Alabama Huntsville  310215
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (18-10-3)  2/4 6/12 1
Alabama Huntsville (9-18-2)  1/6 5/10 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Atte Tolvanen (W, 16-5-1)59:573 38112
Empty Net0:030     
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jordan Uhelski (L, 9-13-2)58:304 1113731
Empty Net1:300     

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team slipped in the WCHA series opener on Saturday afternoon at the Von Braun Center by a final score of 4-3 to No. 19 Northern Michigan. UAH dips to 9-18-2 (8-13-2 WCHA), while NMU rises to 18-10-3 (16-5-2 WCHA).

Turning Point

- With the score knotted at 3-3 late in the third period, Northern Michigan pulled ahead at 13:19 of the stanza on a goal by Troy Loggins on the way to the 4-3 victory over UAH on Saturday.

Scoring Breakdown

- The majority of the first period was quiet on the offensive end until Zach Diamontoni notched a shorthanded goal for the Wildcats at 15:47 to give the visitors the first lead.

- Northern Michigan added to its advantage in the second at 8:47 on a goal by Joseph Nardi.

- UAH jumped on the board at 15:36 as Hans Gorowsky netted his fifth of the year on the power play to slim the deficit to 2-1. Kurt Gosselin was credited with his eighth assist of 2017-18 on the play.

- NMU quickly regained its two-goal lead as Mitchel Slattery scored at 18:34, but the Chargers slimmed it back to a one-goal advantage at 3-2 on an unassisted marker by Tyler Poulsen - his seventh of the season - at 19:38.

- Huntsville native Josh Kestner evened the score at 3-3 as he ripped a shot past NMU goalie Atte Tolvanen directly off a face-off feed by Gorowsky at 9:03 of the frame.

- After over four minutes of scoreless play following Kestner's goal, NMU's Loggins scored the game-deciding goal at 13:19 to give the Wildcats the 4-3 win.

Inside the Box Score

- UAH posted 15 shots on goal in the contest, paced by Gorowsky with three shots on net.

- Christian Rajic and Brandon Salerno each had two shots on goal to follow Gorowsky.

- Jordan Uhelski took the loss in goal after allowing four goals and making 31 saves in the game.

- The UAH defense posted 11 blocks in game, led by Cody Champagne and Max McHugh with two apiece.

- UAH went 1-for-7 on the power play, while NMU had two successes in four man-advantage chances.

Noteworthy

- Kestner is now in sole possession of first in the league with 18 goals in his senior season.

- Uhelski has totaled 30 or more saves in three consecutive games.

Next Time Out

- UAH and NMU wrap up the two-game series on Sunday at 2:07 p.m.