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The Chargers put up a stronger effort on Saturday in a 3-1 loss at St. Lawrence. The Saints swept the series after winning game one 4-0 on Friday.

The Saints took a 2-0 lead in the first period on two Greg Carey power-play goals. The first came at 5:52 from the right-wing circle following a Doug Reid slashing penalty. The second came at 14:24 after an Anderson White hook killed a Charger power play.

Except for the penalty-killing woes, there was more time in the St. Lawrence zone compared to the first game. The Chargers were able to put together some chances and were only down 11-9 in shots on goal in the first period.

John Griggs was  in goal for UAH for the first period after a mask issue prevented Gregg Gruehl from getting the start. Mask issue fixed, Gruehl finally made his official Charger debut to start the second period.

St. Lawrence led 3-0 after a Tommy Thompson followed up on a rebound from a Jordan Dewey shot, beating Gruehl at 13:20.

The Chargers put on some pressure in the third, and they did get some reward. Jeff Vanderlugt finally got UAH’s lone goal of the series with 7:17 left in the game. His second goal of the season came unassisted.

Gruehl was admirable in his first action, stopping 20 of 21 shots over two periods. Griggs stopped nine of 11 in the first.

UAH next travels to Boston next weekend to face Northeastern University. It’s a Saturday-Sunday series, with both games starting at 6 p.m. CST.

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