Chargers are no match for Miami, shut out 4-0

The Chargers were shut out 4-0 on Sunday, completing a dominating season-opening sweep by Miami in Oxford, Ohio.

The RedHawks outshot the Chargers 45-11 and were rarely out of the UAH zone. Miami also had a 37-15 faceoff advantage.


Goaltender Jake Theut, the transfer from Northeastern making in his first start for UAH, put in a solid effort with 41 saves.

UAH had to deal with the absence of senior captain Kurt Gosselin, who was suspended for one game by the WCHA for his contact to the head of Miami forward Carter Johnson in the second period of Saturday’s game. Johnson was not in the RedHawks lineup Sunday as a precautionary measure.

The Chargers had their best 5-on-5 pressure of the weekend through a good chunk of the first period, but the RedHawks regained control of possession in the final minutes of the period.

Theut kept the game scoreless primarily with his glove. He made nine saves in the first.

The RedHawks continued to press throughout the second period, and netted two goals in the process to lead 2-0. River Rymsha scored from the left point at the 5:39 mark, and then Karch Bachman tipped in a rebound off Theut at 8:23.

Miami put up two more goals in the third period as they outshot the Chargers 23-3. Josh Melnick bounced one off the crossbar with 16:36 to go. With 6:14 left, Ryan Siroky snuck the puck behind Theut on a rebound.

UAH heads to Colorado next for single games against Colorado College on Friday and Denver on Saturday.