Chargers end winless streak, defeat Colorado College 2-1

Back in the win column. It’s a wonderful thing.

Richard Buri‘s goal early in the third period was the game-winner as UAH ended an 11-game winless streak Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Colorado College.


Matt Larose made 35 saves in net for the Chargers, who won for the first time since winning at Lake Superior State on Oct. 31. UAH (4-12-2) won at home for the first time since beating Connecticut on Oct. 9.

Colorado College (4-16-0) scored the first goal 19 seconds into the second period to take the first lead. Sam Rothstein was assisted by Nashville Predators prospect Teemu Kivihalme and Luc Gerdes.

UAH tied it up at the 8:34 mark of the second, as Adam Wilcox scored his third goal of the season, deflecting a Jack Prince shot past CC goalie Jacob Nehama while on the power play. It was Prince’s fourth assist of the year, while Jetlan Houcher got his second helper.

The Chargers got their lead as Buri’s shot trickled between Nehama’s legs at 2:56 of the third period. Buri’s first goal of the season was assisted by Brennan Saulnier and Frank Misuraca.

UAH continued its great run of penalty killing, extending its streak of power plays killed to 32. UAH has not allowed a power play goal in eight games.

Colorado College went 0-for-5 on the power play, including a 5-minute stretch covering most of the end of the second period after UAH’s Hans Gorowsky was called for a checking-from-behind major and a game misconduct.

Colorado College outshot UAH 36-33 in the contest.

The Chargers get next weekend off for Christmas before heading to Grand Forks to take on North Dakota over New Year’s. UAH is back at home on Jan. 8-9, resuming WCHA play against Alaska.

NOTES: UAH goaltender Carmine Guerriero was scratched for the first time. He suffered an injury in Friday’s game. … Sophomore James Block played his first official game for the Chargers. His only other action for UAH was in exhibition games against Alabama earlier this season and against the USA Under-18 Development Team last season.

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