2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Senior forward Luke Voltin scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats
Northern Michigan Defeats Alabama Huntsville, 3-1, to Split Weekend Set
Senior forward Luke Voltin scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team dropped the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series finale to Northern Michigan by a score of 3-1 on Saturday night at the Von Braun Center. UAH dips to 1-12-1 (1-8-1 WCHA), while NMU improves to 8-6-2 (6-4-0 WCHA).

Turning Point

- The Chargers evened the game at 1-1 at 7:22 of the second period on a goal by Brandon Salerno, but the Wildcats responded quickly at 8:18 to regain the lead on the way topping UAH 3-1 on Saturday.

Scoring Breakdown

- Northern Michigan went on the board first with a shorthanded breakaway goal by Garrett Klee at 5:03 of the first period.

- The Chargers evened the proceedings at 1-1 at 7:22 of the second period on Salerno's one-timer goal off assists by Daneel Lategan and Connor Wood.

- NMU regained the lead at 8:18 of the second on a marker by Luke Voltin, before Vincent de May made it 3-1 Wildcats on an empty-net tally at 19:45 of the third.

Inside the Box Score

- Mark Sinclair drops to 1-8-0 this season in goal, after making 32 total saves in the contest.

- Sinclair made 13 or more saves in each of the first two periods.

- The Chargers accrued 17 shots on goal in the loss, led by Austin Beaulieu with a team-high four shots on goal.

- Tyr Thompson and Lategan each rated second on the roster with three shots on goal.

- Max Coyle accounted for two of the Chargers three blocks on the night.

- UAH went 29-for-60 on face-offs against the Wildcats.

- The Chargers did not allow a goal in four penalty kills.


- Wood finished the weekend with a team-high three points on one goal and two assists.

- Sinclair now has three games with 30 or more saves.

Next Time Out

- UAH hits the road to Bowling Green for WCHA games next Friday and Saturday. Puck drops at 6:07 p.m. CT for both matchups.

Game Summary

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Game statistics
35 Shots 17
0 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 6
6 / 12 PIM 4 / 8
8-6-2 Records 1-12-1
Northern Michigan Alabama Huntsville
Garrett Klee (2)
1st/5:03 SH
Brandon Salerno (2)
Luke Voltin (2)
2nd/8:18  GW
Vincent de Mey (9)
3rd/19:45  EN
Northern Michigan Alabama Huntsville
Nolan Kent
59:54, 16 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 4-2-0)

Empty Net
0:06, 0 GA
Mark Sinclair
59:10, 32 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 1-8-1)

Empty Net
0:50, 1 GA