Even with the tough opponents on the road and the questions regarding the offense, it’s hard to imagine a more nightmarish start for the Chargers.
UAH lost to 10th-ranked Denver 6-0 on Saturday, falling to 0-4-0 on the young season.
The Chargers have now been shut out in three straight games for the second time in program history, and have only scored once in four games. UAH has not scored in 234 minutes and 12 seconds since Austin Beaulieu’s goal in the first period of the season opener last Saturday at Miami.
All UAH can do is reset, keep plugging, and hope home cooking comes in handy next Friday and Saturday against Arizona State at the VBC.
The Chargers were blistered in the shots on goal totals again, 49-16, not including 28 shots they blocked. Jake Theut made 43 saves in his second UAH start in goal.
Denver (2-0-0) wasted next to no time getting on the board. Les Lancaster’s blast from the right point found its way past Theut just 25 seconds into the contest. The Pioneers scored two goals in each period. Denver scored twice on the power play, and Liam Finlay had a hat trick.
The closest UAH came to scoring was in the third period, when Hans Gorowsky thought he had scored with 8:25 to go. The net had come off its mooring, but video review determined the puck did not cross the goal line ahead of time. Gorowsky also had a backhander go off the crossbar late in the second period.