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UAA hockey team gets served another bagel

  • Author: Beth Bragg
  • Updated: November 16, 2018
  • Published November 16, 2018

This is the kind of history you don't want to repeat.

The UAA hockey team was shut out again Friday night, marking the third straight game the Seawolves have been held scoreless. That hasn't happened since the 1996-97 season.

Northern Michigan limited UAA to 18 shots on goal to claim a 3-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association victory in Marquette, Michigan.

The last and only other time UAA suffered three straight shutouts was in February 1997, during former coach Dean Talafous' first season.

The loss dropped the Seawolves and first-year coach Matt Curley to 1-7-1 overall and 0-6-1 in the WCHA.

Though it was their third straight game without a goal, it was just the second straight loss for the Seawolves — a week earlier, UAA skated to a scoreless tie with Bowling Green before falling 3-0 the next night.

It was the fifth time in nine games UAA has been shut out this season. With 25 regular-season games remaining, the Seawolves could threaten another mark they probably aren't eager to equal — in 2002-03, the Seawolves were blanked a school-record eight times.

Northern Michigan (4-7-0 overall, 3-2-0 WCHA) outshot UAA 14-4 in the first period to grab a 1-0 lead on Tony Bretzman's goal with about five minutes remaining. The goal came shortly after a shot by UAA hit the pipes.

Vincent deMay and Troy Loggins added second-period goals for the Wildcats. Loggins struck late in the period on the power play to make Northern Michigan 1 for 4 with the man advantage. UAA was scoreless on two power plays.

Wildcats goalie Atte Tolvanen made 18 saves. UAA's Brody Claeys made 27.

The game was the first of 10 straight road games for the Seawolves, who meet Northern Michigan again Saturday afternoon in Marquette.

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