Oct 202016
 
CATCHING THE GAMES
Friday, Oct. 21, 7:07 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:07 p.m.
Season stats: UAH | Lake Superior State

The Chargers open their home schedule after three weeks on the road against Lake Superior State for a two-game WCHA set.

Promotions: On Friday, the first 300 fans receive a free UAH hockey schedule magnet. On Saturday, the first 500 fans receive a set of UAH hockey trading cards, and the UAH Homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Kids 12 and under can get free general admission tickets, available at the box office the day of each home hockey game.

All-time series: The Chargers and Lakers have split 14 meetings, 6-6-2, since the series started in 2005. UAH, however, is 4-0-1 in the last five, with the last four games taking place in Sault Ste. Marie. The Chargers are only 1-5 against the Lakers in Huntsville, with the last series being a split back in the 2014-15 season.

Charger recap: UAH (2-3-0 overall, 2-1-1-0 WCHA) saw its struggles continue to start last week’s series at Michigan Tech, falling 7-3 on Friday. Brandon Salerno, Max McHugh, and Jordan Larson scored third-period goals for the Chargers, but not before the Huskies had already decided the game by taking a 6-0 lead. UAH’s penalty killing was a real problem, allowing four power play goals.

Saturday saw the Chargers hang tougher, with particularly better defense, to snag a 1-1 tie and their first-ever point against the Huskies in 12 tries. Michigan Tech scored just 31 seconds into the 3-on-3 overtime to earn the extra point in the WCHA standings. Jordan Uhelski stopped 29 of 30 shots in his first collegiate start for the Chargers. Kurt Gosselin scored UAH’s lone goal.

LEADING SCORERS: Max McHugh (6 GP, 3-1-4); Kurt Gosselin (6 GP, 1-2-3); Jordan Larson (6 GP, 1-2-3); Josh Kestner (6 GP, 0-3-3).

GOALTENDING: Matt Larose (5 GP, 4.38 GAA, .878 SV%); Jordan Uhelski (3 GP, 2.03 GAA, .929 SV%).

About the Lakers: Lake Superior State (2-0-0 overall, 0-0-0-0 WCHA) was the last conference team to start its season last week, and the Lakers began their 50th season with a dominant sweep of Michigan State at home, 6-1 and 7-3.

Sophomore defenseman Owen Headrick turned in a six-point weekend, scoring a goal and two assists on Friday and dishing out three assists on Saturday. J.T. Henke, Gage Torrel, Gus Correale and Max Humitz each scored two goals last weekend.

Sophomore goaltender Gordon Defiel stopped 49 of 53 Spartan shots on the weekend.

The Lakers were picked to finish seventh in the WCHA coaches’ and media preseason polls.

Around the WCHA: All times Central. Games featuring WCHA teams at home can be seen on WCHA.tv.

Friday, Oct. 21
Lake Superior State at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
Northern Michigan at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.
#9 Minnesota State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.
#19 Ohio State at Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
Michigan Tech at #11 Michigan, 6:35 p.m.
#18 Bemidji State at #1 North Dakota, 7:37 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22
* Lake Superior State at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
* Northern Michigan at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.
* #9 Minnesota State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.
Bowling Green at #19 Ohio State, 6:05 p.m.
Michigan Tech at #11 Michigan, 6:35 p.m.
#18 Bemidji State at #1 North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.

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