Alabama Huntsville Upends Northern Michigan, 4-2
Junior forward Tyler Poulsen and senior forward Josh Kestner each score two goals for Chargers

Junior forward Tyler Poulsen scored two goals for the Chargers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:05  ALH1-0 EV Tyler Poulsen (8)Max McHugh/2
1st 13:17  NMU1-1 EV Philip Beaulieu (9)Jordan Klimek/12, Troy Loggins/18
2nd 11:31  ALH2-1 PP Josh Kestner (19)Brandon Parker/6, Tyler Poulsen/14
3rd 10:13  ALH3-1 EV GW Tyler Poulsen (9)Kurt Gosselin/10
3rd 14:33  NMU2-3 PP Robbie Payne (18)Darien Craighead/13, Adam Rockwood/27
3rd 19:57  ALH4-2 PP EN Josh Kestner (20) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1012
Alabama Huntsville  1124
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  6151536
Alabama Huntsville  73515
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (18-11-3)  1/6 7/14 0
Alabama Huntsville (10-18-2)  2/5 8/16 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Atte Tolvanen (L, 16-6-1)58:573 62311
Empty Net1:031     
Alabama Huntsville Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jordan Uhelski (W, 10-13-2)60:002 5151434

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team upended No. 19 Northern Michigan by a final score of 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Von Braun Center to garner the WCHA series split. UAH improves to 10-18-2 (9-13-2 WCHA), while NMU slips to 18-11-3 (16-6-2 WCHA).

Turning Point

- Tyler Poulsen's second goal of the game and third tally of the series at 10:13 of the third period proved to be the difference maker as it put UAH ahead 3-1 on the way to the 4-2 win over NMU.

Scoring Breakdown

- UAH jumped on the board early at 2:05 of the first period when Poulsen scored on a two-on-one opportunity for his eighth tally of the season, thanks to an assist by senior captain Max McHugh.

- Northern Michigan evened the contest at 1-1 on a goal by Phillip Beaulieu at the 13:17 mark of the first.

- The Chargers regained the lead at 2-1 in the second period at 11:31 as Huntsville native Josh Kestner ripped a one-timer past NMU goalie Atte Tolvanen. Both Brandon Parker and Poulsen assisted on the go-ahead goal.

- Poulsen's second goal of the game came on a breakaway at 10:13 of the third period after junior Kurt Gosselin flipped a pass to center ice. Gosselin now has 10 assists this season.

- After Robbie Payne drew NMU within a goal at 14:33 of the third, UAH was able to ice the contest at 19:57 of the frame on an empty-net marker by Kestner which is his 20th of the 2017-18 campaign.

Inside the Box Score

- Senior Jordan Uhelski was stellar in net for the Blue & White, totaling 34 saves and helping UAH to hold NMU to one goal in six power-play chances. Uhelski's record in goal rose to 10-13-2 with the win.

- The Chargers posted 15 shots on goal in the victory, paced by Kestner with a team-high four shots on net.

- UAH posted a total of 25 blocks, led by Richard Buri, Cody Champagne and Gosselin with five apiece.

- The Chargers went 2-for-5 in power-play opportunities.


- UAH has 10 wins in a season for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign.

- Kestner is the first Charger to reach 20 goals in a season since Bruce Mulherin scored 24 goals and Jared Ross had 22 tallies in the 2004-05 season.

- Kestner now owns 40 goals in his career, putting him sixth in the program's modern Division I era.

- Uhelski has four straight games with at least 30 saves.

- Poulsen has recorded at least one point in five straight games, and his three points (2g-1a) tonight are a career-high.

Next Time Out

- UAH returns to the VBC on Friday and Saturday night for a two-game WCHA series against Minnesota State.