Nov 102016
 
CATCHING THE GAMES
Friday, Nov. 11, 7:07 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:07 p.m.
Military Appreciation Weekend (All current and former servicemen and women can get free general admission)
Season stats: UAH | Alaska

Coming off their first sweep in Anchorage, the Chargers stay home to face the other Alaska club in the hopes of starting a winning streak.

After starting the season with five road series in six weeks, UAH will play its next six games at home over the next four weeks.

All-time series: Alaska leads 19-7-1 overall, including a 7-4-1 mark in Huntsville, since the series began in 1987. Last season, the Chargers and Nanooks split their lone series at the Von Braun Center, with UAF winning 6-3 and UAH winning 3-1.

Charger recap: UAH (4-7-1 overall, 4-3-1 WCHA) snapped an eight-game winless streak with a sweep on the road at Alaska Anchorage. UAH scored three times in the first 6:19 and held on for a 5-2 win on Friday, and got the sweep with a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday. It was the first on-ice sweep for the Chargers in the 49th state, and the first time the Chargers have had two road sweeps in a season since 2004-05.

Sophomore defenseman Kurt Gosselin scored a goal in each game and pitched an assist on Matt Salhany’s OT winner to earn WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors. He now has three goals and three assists on the season.

UAH Tale of the tape
(WCHA games only)
Alaska
4-7-1 Overall record 3-7-0
4-3-1-0 (3rd) WCHA record 2-4-0-0 (7th)
2.88 (4th) Goals/game 2.33 (7th)
3.38 (8th) Goals allowed/game 4.00 (10th)
12.4 (8th) Pen. minutes/game 16.5 (4th)
15.8% (5th) Power play 21.9% (3rd)
79.5% (7th) Penalty kill 78.0% (10th)

Hans Gorowsky also had a two-goal, one-assist weekend against the Seawolves.

Max McHugh had a three assists for the series, giving him nine points for the season and tying him for the team lead. Joining him is Josh Kestner, who scored two assists for the weekend and now has a four-game point-scoring streak.

Junior goaltender Jordan Uhelski has started five straight games, currently sporting a .895 save percentage and 3.15 goals against average. Senior Carmine Guerriero is eligible again after having to sit the first 12 games of the season for NCAA age limit rules.

With 13 points, the Chargers are third in the WCHA standings, two behind Minnesota State and 11 behind Bemidji State.

About the Nanooks: Alaska (3-7-0 overall, 2-4-0 WCHA) was swept at home by 18th-ranked Bemidji State by scores of 6-2 and 3-1. The Nanooks, whose wins have come against Minnesota State and Lake Superior State, sit in 7th place in the WCHA standings with six points.

Marcus Basara (senior), Chad Staley (sophomore), Zach Frye (junior defenseman), and Ross Heidt (freshman) each have three goals this season. Senior winger Brandon Morley has seven assists.

Goaltending duties have been split by sophomore Jesse Jenks (.882 save percentage, 3.54 goals against average) and senior Davis Jones (.865, 3.67).

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

Thursday, November 10
Ferris State at Michigan State, 6:05 p.m.

Friday, November 11
* Alaska at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
* #20 Lake Superior State at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* Bowling Green at Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m.
* #15 Bemidji State at #11 Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at #12 Penn State, 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 12
* Alaska at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
* #20 Lake Superior State at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* Bowling Green at Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m.
* #15 Bemidji State at #11 Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at #12 Penn State, 6 p.m.
Michigan State at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.

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