A promising season has officially hit rock bottom.
The Chargers lost 5-2 to Colorado College at the Von Braun Center on Friday night, extending their winless streak to 11 games. They lost to a team that had lost its first 13 games of the season. They allowed five goals to a team that came in 58th of 60 Division I teams in scoring offense. They scored two goals on a team that came in 59th in scoring defense.
After a 3-2-1 start, UAH is now 3-12-2. Colorado College improved to 4-15-0.
The Tigers scored first on Hunter Fejes’ goal at 11:00 of the 1st. UAH tied the game on Adam Wilcox’s shorthanded breakaway goal just 1:34 later, his second goal of the season.
The game fell apart for the Chargers late in the second, when Colorado College scored two goals in a span of 44 seconds to take a 3-1 lead. Matt Hansen and Fejes were the scorers.
The Tigers continued to pull away early in the third with two more goals. Luc Gerdes made it 4-1 at 3:12, and Sam Rothstein made it 5-1 at 5:13.
UAH goaltender Carmine Guerriero, who stopped 27 of 32 shots, left the game after being hurt on CC’s last goal. Matt Larose came in to finish the final 14:47, saving both shots he faced.
With 6:23 to go, CC’s Trey Bradley cross-checked Kurt Gosselin in the head, knocking Gosselin momentarily unconscious. Bradley received a five-minute major and a game disqualification, banning him from Saturday’s game.
Chad Brears added a goal with 3:16 left in the game for the final 5-2 score. It was his seventh goal of the season. Brennan Saulnier and Max McHugh got the assists.
Game two of the series is Saturday night at 7 at Von Braun Center.