Hockey Heartbreak: Man, UAA has endured agony

Well, UAA did have a remarkable comeback from three goals down to notch a big win at Michigan Tech a couple weeks ago, and the Seawolves have managed some ties with late goals, but when you're 4-19-7, it's the agonizing losses and ties that grate.

Witness Saturday night's 6-5 OT loss to visiting Nebraska-Omaha -- the Seawolves led 2-0, 3-1, 4-3 and 5-4. They gave up a late power-play/extra-attacker (6 on 4) game-tying goal in the third period and fell in extra time.

This is a team that led 3-2 at Minnesota with less than five minutes to go, was hit with a major penalty and surrendered two late power-play strikes to fall 4-3 in regulation.

This is a team that led visiting St. Cloud State 3-2 with less than three minutes left in regulation and lost 4-3 in OT.

This is a team that was down 4-1 midway through a game at Bemidji State, roared back to tie the game with less than five minutes to go, then lost 5-4 in regulation.

This is a team that led 3-2 late at North Dakota, then gave up an extra-attacker goal with 68 seconds left in regulation and had to settle for a 3-3 tie.

And this is a team that gave up a goal in the last second of regulation against visiting Air Force and had to settle for another tie.

Yow -- those are some disheartening results.

UAA is idle this week, and maybe that's a good thing. The Seawolves, guaranteed to finish last in the WCHA for the second straight season, can use a mental break as much as anything.



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