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Northern Michigan hockey team erases UAA lead with third-period barrage

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 13
  • Published January 13

UAA and Northern Michigan kept their streaks alive Saturday night at Sullivan Arena, where Northern Michigan scored four third-period goals to rally past the Seawolves 4-1 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.

It was the sixth win in a row for Northern Michigan and the sixth loss in a row for the Seawolves.

The Wildcats (13-10-0 overall, 12-4-0 WCHA) scored three times in less than two minutes midway through the third period to complete an undefeated run through Alaska. They swept a two-game series in Anchorage this weekend and a two-game series with UAF last weekend in Fairbanks.

Northern Michigan sits in second place in the WCHA. The Seawolves (2-19-1, 1-14-1) are in last place.

UAA led for much of the game after grabbing a 1-0 lead in the first period. Andrew Lane, a freshman defenseman from Howell, Michigan, scored the first goal of his career on assists from Trey deGraaf and Nicolas Erb-Ekholm.

The Seawolves kept the lead until Northern Michigan reeled off three goals in a span of 77 seconds midway through the third period. The Wildcats added an empty-net goal with two minutes left.

Northern Michigan outshot UAA 31-18. Neither team managed to score on the power play — the Wildcats were 0 of 3, and the Seawolves were 0 of 1.

Kris Carlson made 26 saves for UAA, which heads south this week for a series at Alabama Huntsville.

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