Denver 6, UAA 1 -- and so ends the Seawolves' miserable weekend

UAA closed the WCHA regular season today with a 6-1 loss at Denver.

Coupled with Friday's 7-1 loss, that ties the second-worst weekend in UAA's 20 seasons in the league. That -11 goal differential -- the fourth time in school history in the WCHA, and second time under bench boss Dave Shyiak -- was only topped by 1996's 7-2 and 8-1 losses at Minnesota-Duluth for a -12 goal differential.

Tyler Currier's late goal kept the Seawolves from matching that -12.

Still, the Seawolves aren't exactly building momentum toward the postseason, where they open a first-round, best-of-3 WCHA series Friday at St. Cloud State. They have lost seven straight games and are just 1-18-3 in their last 22 games.

Well, at least UAA played St. Cloud tough in the only series between the teams this season. UAA fell 4-3 in OT in the opener at Sullivan Arena on Nov. 30, then beat the Huskies 3-1 on Dec. 1.

One other note from Sunday: UAA freshman defenseman Austin Sevalrud received a major penalty and game disqualification for kicking. He will be ineligible for Friday's playoff opener.

That's the 10th major on UAA this season and Sevalrud's third, tying Matt Bailey for the team lead. UAA's opponents, if you are wondering, have been hit with three major penalties.



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