Preview: Chargers head to Bemidji following bye week

WHERE: Sanford Center, Bemidji, Minn.
WHEN: Friday, 7:07 p.m.; Saturday, 6:07 p.m.
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After an off week, the Chargers head to old rival Bemidji State this weekend again looking for victory.

UAH (0-9-1 overall, 0-5-1 WCHA) last played on Nov. 5-6, rallying from two goals down to tie Alaska Anchorage 4-4 but then losing 3-1. The Chargers only got one league point after not winning the shootout after the tie.

Freshman Josh Latta is pacing the Chargers with seven points and six assists. Christian Rajic and Jack Jeffers each have six points on three goals and three assists. Rajic has five points in the last three games.

Goaltenders Mark Sinclair and David Fessenden split time against Alaska Anchorage. For the season, Sinclair has a 4.29 goals against average and .876 save percentage in seven starts, while Fessenden posts 3.39 and .889 in three starts.

Last week, Bemidji State (4-4-2 overall, 4-2-0 WCHA) went to Ferris State and got a split. The Beavers, currently tied for fourth place in the WCHA standings, lost 2-1 on Friday and won 4-1 on Saturday.

The Beavers’ four wins have come in their last six games. They have scored 20 goals in those victories (and only two goals in the two losses).

Junior goaltender Zach Driscoll is second in the WCHA in both goals against average (1.61) and save percentage (.938). He has started eight of the Beavers’ 10 games.

Senior Adam Brady and junior Adam Miller each lead the Beavers with 10 points. Brady has six goals and Miller four.

These will be the 89th and 90th meetings between the Chargers and the Beavers. BSU holds a 51-32-5 in the overall series dating back to 1994.

Last season, UAH went up to Bemidji and split the lone series. The Chargers followed up a 4-0 loss with a 4-2 victory. The teams will play four times this season, with the series at the Von Braun Center coming on January 9-10.

Next week, the Chargers return home to play Northern Michigan. Puck drop on both Nov. 29 and 30 is 7 p.m.

This week in the WCHA: It’s the first weekend where all 10 teams are playing league games. All times Central. Games can be streamed online via subscription to

Friday, November 22
UAH at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
#19 Northern Michigan at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at #17 Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at #1 Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m.
Ferris State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.

Saturday, November 23
UAH at Bemidji State, 6:07 p.m.
Michigan Tech at #19 Northern Michigan, 5:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at #17 Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at #1 Minnesota State, 6:07 p.m.
Ferris State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.