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UAA hockey team enjoys home ice and a shot advantage, but it doesn’t add up to a victory

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 4, 2019
  • Published January 4, 2019

In their first hockey game on home ice since Nov. 10, the Seawolves outshot their opponents but couldn’t outscore them.

Lake Superior State ruined UAA’s homecoming 5-2 Friday night at Sullivan Arena. The Seawolves never led the Western Collegiate Hockey Association game despite a 31-25 shot advantage.

The Lakers (11-6-1 overall, 6-5-1 WCHA) scored twice in the first period and led 3-0 before UAA scored. The Seawolves (2-15-1, 1-10-1) twice cut the gap to two goals but could come no closer, even after pulling goaltender Kris Carlson late in the game.

Freshman Jared Nash scored his first collegiate goal and senior Jeremiah Luedtke scored his fourth of the season for the Seawolves, who were coming off consecutive shutouts.

Nash, a forward from Stratford, Ontario, saw his first action of the season last week, playing in both games against Nebraska Omaha. Luedtke, a forward from Linwood, Washington, is the team’s career leader in points (36) and assists (24). With four goals, he is the team’s leading goal-scorer along with with Nicolas Erb-Ekholm.

Carlson finished with 20 saves for the Seawolves. Nick Kossoff stopped 29 shots for Lake Superior State, which got three assists apiece from Lukas Kaelbe and Hampus Erikkson.

The teams meet again Saturday at 7:07 p.m. at Sullivan Arena.