Bemidji State scored three third-period goals, including two in the final minute to put the game away, to defeat UAH 4-1 on Wednesday in Huntsville.
Brandon Carlson scored his third goal of the season just 1:36 into the contest to give UAH (3-7-1 overall, 2-6-1 WCHA) the early lead, but the Chargers could not find any more offense as they lost their fifth straight game.
John Parker tied the game up at 1-1 at 7:20 of the second. Gerry Fitzgerald notched his eighth goal of the season with 7:05 remaining in the third to put Bemidji State (3-6-3 overall, 2-5-2 WCHA) up for the first time.
Graeme McCormack scored an empty netter with 43 seconds to go to seal the win for the Beavers. Nate Arentz followed with a goal with eight seconds left.
Bemidji State outshot UAH 24-20. UAH goaltender Matt Larose made 20 saves on 23 shots. Bemidji State goaltender Reid Mimmack made 19 saves.
Game two of the series is Friday night at 7:07 p.m. at the Von Braun Center.