UAH shut out by Bemidji State

Bemidji State defeated UAH 4-0 on Friday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn.

UAH was never really in it, being outshot 40-15 as the Chargers fall to 1-14-0 overall and 1-8-0 in the WCHA.

Charlie Combs had a natural hat trick for Bemidji State (7-6-2, 4-2-1), and Hank Johnson got the shutout with 15 saves.

Bemidji State dominated the first period, outshooting UAH 18-2, but could only get one goal past Mark Sinclair. Alex Ierullo deflected a Dillon Eichstadt blast for a 1-0 lead.

The Chargers came out stronger in the second period on the opening faceoff, which lead to a 2-on-1 and a scoring chance for Bauer Neudecker.

Buoyed by a 5-on-3 power play, UAH was able to get some shots on Hank Johnson, but failed to score.

The Chargers’ next best chance to score came shorthanded. After a Jack Jeffers roughing penalty, the Beavers turned the puck over just outside their zone, and Hans Gorowsky was able to get a breakaway, but he too was stopped by Johnson.

BSU scored with five seconds left on that same power play, as Combs made it 2-0 with 4:31 left in the second.

Bemidji went up 3-0 just 59 seconds into the third as Combs drove up the right side toward Sinclair and scored his second goal of the game.

Combs finished his natural hat trick almost five minutes later on another power play.

Sinclair finished with 36 saves.