The Chargers were formidable in the first period, but St. Cloud State dominated the rest of the way to win 4-0 Saturday in St. Cloud.
The start was similar to what happened in Friday‘s 8-3 loss. The Chargers put the pressure on early. But also like Friday, native Huntsvillian Nic Dowd put the Huskies on the board first. Dowd stole the puck from Lasse Uusivirta, deked his way toward UAH goalie John Griggs and buried it just 3:54 into the game.
St. Cloud seemed to take control after that goal — another similarity to game one. UAH also again found its way to the penalty box with a holding call on Mike Webley at 10:52, and then a trip by Sebastian Geoffrion at 12:05 created a two-man advantage for the Huskies.
The Chargers would methodically kill both penalties, and that put a spring in their step. UAH would hold on and finish the first period down just 1-0.
St. Cloud would dominate the second, outshooting the Chargers 19-4. The Huskies took a 2-0 lead on a nice back-handed centering pass by Drew LeBlanc to Andrew Prochno. LeBlanc made it 3-0 by driving in a rebound after a Charger power play.
That was one of the few rebounds given up by Griggs, who was solid in the net for UAH. Griggs finished with 38 saves on 42 shots.
The Huskies continued the pressure in the third, and Kalle Kosilla added a goal to make it 4-0. Goaltender Ryan Faragher stopped all 18 UAH shots.
Next up for the Chargers is a two-game Massachusetts swing. They play at Bentley in Waltham on Friday, Oct. 26, followed by American International in Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 27.