Seawolves, Wildcats each pick up a win

Seawolves, Wildcats each pick up a win
Seawolves celebrate a victory Jan. 25 after the match against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats at the Sullivan Arena. Photo by Corey Hester.

 

Friday

Friday night the University of Anchorage Alaska faced off against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats. The ‘Wolves and Wildcats would both pick up a victory in the weekends two game series. Friday night would belong to the Wildcats, as they beat the Seawolves 3-1.

The first goal of the game scored by NMU’s Mitch Jones, his goal came at 11:27. The Seawolves would tie the game at 14:35 with a goal scored by Dylan Hubbs. The goal, Hubbs third goal of the year, was assisted by teammates Andrew Pettitt and Chase Van Allen. Both the Wildcats and the Seawolves goals would come via the power play.

With the ‘Wolves and ‘Cats started the second period tied 1-1, however, Wildcat Mitch Jones with his second goal of the night would be the game winning goal. The goal scored at 12:01 of the second period.

The Wildcats would take a 2-1 lead into the third period and Wildcats Reed Seckel would put the game out of reach for NMU. With the goal scored at 12:21 of the third period.

The Wildcats would take the first of the two game set against the Seawolves 3-1. While Friday night belonged to NMU, UAA would dominate on Saturday night.

 

Saturday

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Saturday night saw the return of UAA Scott Allen to the ice, Allen who was recovering an injury would score the first goal of the game and quickly let everyone know he is ready to play and contribute. Allen’s goal, his twelfth of the season, was scored at 12:00 of the first period. He was assisted on the goal by teammates Matt Bailey and Jordan Kwas. Seawolf Kory Roy would score his second goal of the season with assists from teammates Hayden Trupp and Andrew Pettitt.

Chris “The Camel” Kamal was in goal for UAA on Friday and he was looking for redemption on Saturday night. Kamal and UAA would take a 2-0 lead to start the second period. Until NMU’s Dominik Shine would find the back of the net with a goal scored at 12:29.

With the Seawolves and Kamal looking for a victory over NMU on Saturday night, UAA’s Kory Roy would score the game-winning goal at 8:28 of the final period. Roy’s, third goal of the season, was assisted by teammates Matt Bailey and Hayden Trupp. However NMU was not done and would score a goal to pull within one of UAA, the goal scored by Reed Seckel was scored at 9:52. Seawolf Jordan Kwas would put the game out of reach for UAA with a goal scored at 11:24. Kwas was assisted from fellow Seawolves Blake Leask and Brett Cameron.

Kwas’ goal would give UAA and goalie Chris Kamal the 4-2 victory over NMU. Kamal’s record in net this season is 6-3-1 and UAA’s record for the season is 13-10-3 (9-8-3 WCHA).