Johnny Griggs did everything he could to keep UAH in the hunt, but the Chargers fell to Northeastern 3-0 on Saturday night in Boston.
Northeastern dominated the possession from the get-go with great puck movement and numerous scoring chances. The Huskies outshot the Chargers 54-19, and won 46 of 67 faceoffs.
Griggs made 51 saves, tying his career high set on October 13 in the 2-2 tie against Minnesota State.
Braden Pimm got the Huskies on the board at the 13:06 mark. Cody Ferriero centered the puck to Pimm from the right wing, and Pimm slid the puck past Griggs after a deke.
Ludwig Karlsson made it 2-0 Huskies after beating Griggs high from the left circle at 17:13. Kevin Roy fed Karlsson from the corner.
The Huskies kept the pressure in the second, but Griggs was up to the task. He stopped all 15 shots he faced, and also took a hit when Northeastern’s Mike McMurtry and UAH’s Graeme Strukoff crashed into the net. McMurtry would get the penalty for roughing the goaltender.
Karlsson scored his second goal of the game in the third on a slapshot that Griggs got a piece of, but the puck trickled through for the final 3-0 score. The goal came on a 5-on-3 advantage after Chad Brears, Justin Cseter, and Graeme Strukoff were called for penalties in a span of 1:22.
The Chargers and Huskies complete the two-game series Sunday night at 6 p.m. CST.