Catching the Game: at Alaska-Anchorage, 11/8-9

It’s been a while since Charger fans have had to stay up to follow a game.

On the other hand, during the last time UAH visited Alaska regularly, you pretty much had to wait until the next day’s Huntsville Times to get the score.

So be happy about the times we live in and log on to watch the Chargers on Friday and Saturday nights to see the Chargers take on the Seawolves of Alaska-Anchorage. Alaska is three hours behind Huntsville, so puck drop both nights is 10:07 p.m. Central Time. And get used to it: In the WCHA, you’ll be doing this up to four games a season. Good thing it’s not a school night!

UAH_logo_100 2013-14 Stats uaa_logo_150
0-6-0 Overall record 3-3-0
0-4-0 WCHA record 0-2-0
1.00 Goals per game 2.17
4.50 Goals allowed per game 3.00
16.0 Penalty minutes per game 20.7
3/35 (8.6%) Power play 5/35 (14.3%)
17/26 (65.4%) Penalty kill 34/40 (85.0%)
Alex Allen (2-0-2)
Chad Brears (2-0-2)
Steven Koshey (1-1-2)
Leading scorers Matt Bailey (4-2-6)
Jordan Kwas (3-2-5)
Scott Allen (2-1-3)
Carmine Guerriero
(3 GS, 2.91 GAA, .915 SV%)
Matt Larose
(3 GS, 6.36 GAA, .843, SV%)
Goaltending Michael Matyas (3 GS, 3.27 GAA, .879 SV%)
Rob Gunderson (3 GS, 2.53 GAA, .903 SV%)


The Chargers will be trying to figure out Fridays: The first three series openers have been losing blowouts. UAH has come back stronger on Saturdays, but have come up short three times with one-goal defeats.

It won’t be easy. UAH is 2-15 all time against UAA, and  has never beaten the Seawolves in Anchorage, losing all 11 games. Granted, all of that was 20 years ago, and Alaska-Anchorage has been down.

However, UAA has had a decent start to the season with  three wins, already half of their six-win total all of last season. The wins were impressive — a 3-1 victory over last year’s national finalist Quinnipiac, a 4-2 win over Air Force, and a 3-2 overtime against Denver — but all came in the state of Alaska.

UAA started its WCHA slate in Bowling Green and getting swept 6-1 and 1-0. The Seawolves were picked to finish 9th in both the coaches’ and media preseason polls, just ahead of the Chargers.

Next week, the Chargers return home for a non-conference series against St. Cloud State.

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