Chargers blanked by Nanooks

The Chargers lost 3-0 to Alaska at the Von Braun Center on Saturday.

UAH (2-21-5, 2-15-5-1) was shut out for the third time this season one night after scoring a season-high six in a tie on Friday.

The Chargers are eight points behind eighth-place Alaska Anchorage with six games to play. They head to Lake Superior State next week.


Alaska (14-13-3, 12-9-3-1 WCHA) got on the board quickly. Following a Teddy Rotenberger boarding penalty, Kylar Hope put in a rebound for a power-play goal at the 2:06 mark of the game.

But that was about it for the first period, where the Nanooks outshot the Chargers 10-7.

The Chargers looked strong early in the second but could not find the net, and Alaska went up 2-0 with another power play goal.

After Dayne Finnson’s roughing penalty, Tyler Cline scored for the Nanooks on a one-timer from the right circle.

The Chargers had two power plays in the third period to try to kickstart the offense, but did not muster a shot on goal in either of them. UAH went 0-for-4 on the power play in the game.

UAH could not solve Gustav Grigals, who stopped all 26 Charger shots for the shutout. Grigals had entered in the second period of Friday’s game in relief after the Nanooks had allowed three goals.

Tristan Thompson had a near rink-long empty-net goal with two seconds left to finish the game.

Charger netminder Mark Sinclair finished with 21 saves.

UAH was shut out at home for the first time since February 24, 2018 (3-0 to Bowling Green).

UPDATE: Freshman forward Josh Latta, UAH’s leading scorer this season, left the game late in the first period with a hand injury from being cut by a skate. His prognosis is unknown.