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Bemidji blanks UAA hockey team in final game before holidays

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: December 16, 2017
  • Published December 16, 2017

A close game got out of hand in the third period Saturday for the UAA hockey team.

The Seawolves suffered a 4-0 road loss to Bemidji State in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game that was scoreless for nearly two periods.

It was the second time this season the Seawolves (1-13-4 overall, 1-8-3 WCHA) were held scoreless.

UAA allowed three goals and were called for 16 penalty minutes in the third period at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. The Beavers scored two of their third-period goals on the power play.

"It was a tight game until our discipline cost us," UAA coach Matt Thomas said in a press release. "You can't expect to win on the road when you kill consecutive penalties. It wore us out and hindered our ability to create offense."

Bemidji State's Myles Fitzgerald broke open a scoreless game by scoring with 90 seconds left in the second period.

The Beavers (7-6-5, 4-4-4 WCHA) expanded their lead in the final period with power-play goals from Jay Dickman and Brendan Harris and an even-strength goal from Charlie Combs. Dickman finished the series with four goals, including three in Friday's 5-1 win over the Seawolves.

Bemidji State outshot UAA 37-20 and held the Seawolves scoreless on two power plays.

UAA goaltender Olivier Mantha finished with 33 saves, giving him 73 in the two-game series.

The Seawolves take a three-week break before returning to action at Sullivan Arena Jan. 5-6 against Minnesota State.

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