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Special teams carry UAA hockey team to tie with Nebraska Omaha

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 2
  • Published November 2

Freshman Nick Wicks assisted on three special-teams goals Friday night to lift the UAA hockey team to a 3-3 tie with Nebraska Omaha at the Seawolf Sports Complex.

The Seawolves tied the game three times, the last time when sophomore Tanner Schachle of Wasilla scored a power-play goal seven minutes into the third period. Eighteen minutes of scoreless hockey -- 13 in regulation, five in overtime -- followed.

The tie came a night after Omaha scored a late goal to beat UAA 4-3 in the first game of the nonconference series.

The Seawolves are 1-1-1 in their last three games and 1-4-1 overall.

They outshot the Mavericks 34-27, but the visitors survived the onslaught behind a 31-save effort from freshman goalie Isaiah Saville of Anchorage.

For the second night in a row, all of UAA’s goals were scored by freshmen. Rylee St. Onge made it 1-1 with a first-period power-play goal, and Alex Frye made it 2-2 with a second-period shorthanded goal. Wicks and senior Tomi Hiekkavirta assisted on both goals.

Wicks and freshman Taylor Lantz got the assists on Schachle’s goal.

Omaha (4-1-1) pounced to a 1-0 lead less than a minute into the game with a goal by Zach Jordan. Tyler Weiss scored twice in the second period to furnish the Mavericks with leads of 2-1 and 3-2.

Junior goaltender Kris Carlson made 24 saves for the Seawolves, who killed three penalties while going 2 for 4 with the man-advantage.

UAA is on the road next week for a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series against Alabama Huntsville.

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