Nov 172016
 
CATCHING THE GAMES
Friday, Nov. 18, 7:07 p.m.
UAH hockey pennants to first 500
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:07 p.m.
UAH trading cards to first 500
Season stats: UAH | Bowling Green

The Chargers continue their homestand with a two-game WCHA series against Bowling Green.

All-time series: Bowling Green leads the series 17-4-1, including a 10-2-0 mark since both programs joined the WCHA. In Huntsville, the Falcons lead 7-3-0. Last season, UAH and BG split at the VBC with the Chargers winning 7-5 and the Falcons winning 5-0.

Charger recap: UAH (4-8-2 overall, 4-4-2 WCHA) continues to search for its first home win of the season. The Chargers kicked off a three-series home stand against Alaska, getting a 3-3 tie (losing a 3-0 lead and the extra point in the 3-on-3 overtime) and a 3-1 loss.

Josh Kestner moved to the team lead in points with 10 after getting an assist last Friday. Max McHugh still leads the club with five goals. Kurt Gosselin had two assists in the Alaska series to give him eight points on the season and a four-game point-scoring streak.

UAH Tale of the tape
(WCHA games only)
Alaska
4-8-2 Overall record 4-7-1
4-4-2-0 (4th) WCHA record 3-3-0-0 (7th)
2.70 (6th) Goals/game 2.83 (3rd)
3.30 (7th) Goals allowed/game 2.33 (4th)
12.1 (7th) Pen. minutes/game 11.5 (9th)
15.2% (6th) Power play 11.4% (7th)
79.2% (8th) Penalty kill 84.8% (5th)

Goaltender Jordan Uhelski made 31 saves on Friday, and now has a .898 save percentage and 3.08 goals against average. Carmine Guerriero made his first start of the season after being ineligible for the first six weeks, stopping 23 of 25 shots.

With 14 points, the Chargers are fourth in the WCHA standings.

About the Falcons: Bowling Green (4-7-1 overall, 3-3-0 WCHA), the preseason favorites to win the WCHA crown, had a very rough start to the season, not getting a win until the eighth game of the season. Since then, the Falcons have won four of five, including a sweep at Northern Michigan last week.

Junior forward Mitch McLain leads the Falcons in scoring with 11 points (four goals, seven assists), and has been a driving force in BG’s recent success. Eight of his points have come in the last six games. Senior Matt Pohlkamp has also heated up, with four goals in the last five games to take the team lead with six.

All-WCHA defensemen Mark Friedman and Sean Walker each have four goals and three assists. Goaltender Chris Nell has a 2.71 goals against average and .880 save percentage in 11 games (10 starts).

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

Friday, November 18
* Bowling Green at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
* Lake Superior State at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.
* Northern Michigan at #13 Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
* Michigan Tech at Alaska Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.
#7 Minnesota at #15 Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m.

Saturday, November 19
* Bowling Green at UAH, 7:07 p.m.
* Lake Superior State at Ferris State, 6:07 p.m.
* Northern Michigan at #13 Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
* Michigan Tech at Alaska Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.
#15 Minnesota State at #7 Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

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