Series Preview: vs. Colorado College, Dec. 18-19

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 – 7:07 p.m.
First 500 fans get free UAH Hockey trading cards
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 – 7:07 p.m.
First 500 fans get UAH Christmas cards
Kids 12-under get free gen. admission to both games
Team statistics: UAH | Colorado College

The Chargers are hungry for a win against struggling Colorado College in UAH’s final non-conference home series of the season.

On Friday night at 7, the first 500 fans will receive a free set of UAH hockey trading cards, courtesy of Colonial Printing. On Saturday night at 7, the first 1,000 fans will receive UAH Christmas cards, courtesy of Robin’s Nest. All kids 12 and under get free general admission, courtesy of Huntsville International Airport.

Matchup history: Colorado College has won all seven meetings against UAH, but this will be the first series in Huntsville. Last season, the Chargers opened the 2014-15 campaign with two one-goal losses (3-2 and 4-3) in Colorado Springs.

Charger recap: UAH (3-11-2 overall, 2-10-2 WCHA) was swept at WCHA leader Minnesota State last week, seeing its winless streak extended to 10 games. Despite the Chargers scoring the first goal in each game, the Mavericks wore them down to win 2-1 and 4-1.

On Friday, Chad Brears made it 1-0 UAH at 12:06 of the first period. After that, the Chargers managed only one shot on goal and allowed two third-period goals to lose 2-1. UAH only had nine shots on goal total to MSU’s 32. UAH goaltender Carmine Guerriero made 30 saves.

On Saturday, it was Jetlan Houcher who put the Chargers on the board first, the Mavericks rolled with three in the second period and an empty-netter in the fourth to down UAH 4-1. MSU outshot UAH 41-15, forcing another 36 saves from Guerriero.

The winless streak has dropped the Chargers to last place in the WCHA, three points behind Alaska and four points behind eight-place Bemidji State.

LEADING SCORERS: Max McHugh (So., 4-11–15, 16 GP), Brennan Saulnier (So., 6-7–13, 15 GP), Chad Brears (Sr., 6-6–12, 14 GP), Brandon Parker (So., 2-5–7, 16 GP), Jetlan Houcher (Fr., 4-1–5, 12 GP)

GOALTENDING: Carmine Guerriero (Jr., 2.71 GAA, .909 SV%, 11 GP), Matt Larose (Jr., 2.78 GAA, .903 SV%, 5 GP)

UAH Tale of the tape
(NCAA rank)
Colorado College
2-7-1 WCHA
Record 3-15-0
2-8-0 NCHC (8th)
2.38 (T-44th) Goals/game 1.83 (59th)
3.06 (38th) Goals allowed/game 3.94 (58th)
14.6 (6th) Pen. minutes/game 10.4 (34th)
11.9% (52nd) Power play 16.2% (39th)
84.4% (20th) Penalty kill 80.6% (39th)

About the Tigers: Colorado College (3-15-0 overall, 2-8-0 NCHC) started the season with 13 straight losses before winning three straight at home (one against Air Force and a sweep of Miami). Last week, the Tigers were swept at Western Michigan and currently reside in last place in the eight-team National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

LEADING SCORERS: Trey Bradley (Fr., 7-4–11, 18 GP), Hunter Fejer (Sr., 6-3–9, 18 GP), Cody Bradley (Sr., 4-4–8, 18 GP), Luc Gerdes (Jr., 3-5–8, 18 GP), Teemu Kivihalme (So. D, 2-6–8, 18 GP).

GOALTENDING: Jacob Nehama (Fr., 3.89 GAA, .886 SV%, 11 GP), Tyler Marble (Jr., 3.70 GAA, .891 SV%, 8 GP).



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