Chargers come up short against Tech

Michigan Tech scored twice in the first five minutes and held on for a 2-1 win over UAH on Sunday.

UAH played better defensively after the early deficit, with goaltender David Fessenden making 28 saves.

However, Michigan Tech goaltender Mark Sinclair stopped 19 of 20 shots against his former team as the Huskies (6-3-1, 2-0-0 WCHA) won their fifth straight game. MTU completed the series sweep after defeating UAH 4-0 on Saturday.


UAH (0-5-1, 0-2-0 WCHA) hosts Ferris State on Friday and Saturday for its first home games of the season.

The Chargers were in a 2-0 hole early. First at the 3:14 mark, Tyler Rockwell scored on a low shot from the high slot on the power play following a Adrian Danchenko cross-checking penalty, and then Chris Lipe found the net from the right point at 4:41.

UAH finally got on the board for the first time this weekend when Noah Finstrom’s pass in front hit Justin Misiak’s stick and past Sinclair. Finstrom’s first college goal and point cut Tech’s lead to 2-1 at the first intermission.

That would also be the score at the second intermission. The Chargers played more time in the Huskies’ end, getting a few extra scoring chances despite only getting four shots on goal for the period.

UAH had a number of chances again in the third period, and outshot Tech 9-6 for the period.

Fessenden was pulled for the extra attacker in the final 1:30, the Chargers couldn’t find the equalizer against Sinclair, who transferred to Michigan Tech after UAH had temporarily cancelled the hockey program.