UAH found nothing but frustration in Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend, falling 3-0 to Cornell on Saturday as the Big Red completed a dominant series sweep.
The Chargers (1-5-0) managed only 11 shots on goal against the Big Red (2-0-0) as they lost their 12th straight non-conference game. They’ll finish their out-of-WCHA schedule next week at Arizona State.
Including Cornell’s 5-1 win on Friday, the Chargers managed only one goal in the series. UAH’s power play was almost nonexistent, going 0-for-12 for the weekend.
The Chargers didn’t get many opportunities to score in the first period, even with two power play chances. UAH only had four shots on goal to the Big Red’s nine.
After UAH’s first power play expired, Cornell responded with a 3-on-1 break, leading to a 1-0 lead 3:05 into the game on Matt Nuttle’s goal. The opponent has scored first in all of the Chargers’ six games this season.
UAH probably had its best power play of the weekend early in the second period with some good passing, but only had one shot on net.
Cornell then scored on its next power play, with Trevor Yates getting his second goal of the series on Jordan Uhelski’s doorstep with 10:35 left in the second.
The Chargers were in a bind late in the second period with three straight penalties. Kurt Gosselin was called for hooking and slashing with 25 seconds left, then Brandon Parker got a cross-checking penalty seven seconds later to set up a two-man advantage for Cornell.
UAH was able to kill all the penalties early in the third period, but could not convert it into much offensive pressure.
But the Chargers were still in it down 2-0, up until Brennan Saulnier’s boarding penalty with 3:53 to go. Trevor Yates struck again on the power play to make it 3-0.
While UAH’s power play floundered, Cornell finished 4-for-13 in the series with the advantage.
The frustration then vented over for UAH. Ten seconds after the goal, Gosselin committed a high-sticking penalty that also drew a 10-minute misconduct.
Uhelski finished with 19 saves on 22 Cornell shots on goal.
Cornell freshman goaltender made all 11 saves for the shutout.