Chargers fall 3-1 to Nanooks

Two quick goals were all Alaska needed to beat UAH 3-1 on Saturday at the Von Braun Center.

Despite leading most of the series, UAH (4-8-2 overall, 4-4-2-0 WCHA) could only get one point out of a possible six in the WCHA standings. Alaska improved to 4-7-1 overall and 3-4-1-1 in league play.


The Chargers scored first the first goal for the fifth straight game. Hunter Anderson got his first college goal and point, deflecting a Kurt Gosselin shot from the high slot past Alaska goaltender Jesse Jenks. Cam Knight got the other assist.

UAH goaltender Carmine Guerriero, who was ineligible for the first 12 games of the season, did not show signs of rust as he stopped all of the Nanooks shots on goal in the first period.

Guerriero was peppered throughout the second period as the Nanooks fired 17 shots on goal. Two of those found the back of the net late in the period to give Alaska the lead.

Tayler Munsen tied it up with 4:17 left after the Nanooks developed a 2-on-none. Munsen beat Guerriero high after a pass from Chad Staley.

Alaska pounced quickly after an interference call on Cody Champagne for its first lead of the series. Staley needed only nine seconds of the power play to give the Nanooks a 2-1 lead with 2:35 left in the second period and into the second intermission.

UAH got sustained offensive pressure throughout much of the third period, but Jenks was able to make the stops down the stretch to preserve the win for Alaska. The Chargers had two power play opportunities in the third but finished 0-for-4 in the game.

Jenks finished with 26 saves on 27 shots. Guerriero had 23 saves on 25 shots.

Colton Leiter added an empty-net goal with half a second remaining to seal the victory.

Both teams had six penalties.

The Chargers are now 0-3-1 so far at home, where they will play the next four games of a six-game home stand. They currently sit fourth in the WCHA standings with 14 points.

UAH hosts Bowling Green on Nov. 18 and 19.