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UAA hockey team squanders a big lead but gets the shootout victory

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 30, 2019
  • Published November 30, 2019

For the second time this season, a goal by freshman Brayden Camrud lifted the UAA hockey team in a sudden-death shootout.

Officially the game goes down as a 4-4 tie between UAA and Ferris State. But Camrud’s goal in the first round of the shootout earned the Seawolves two points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings, marking the first time in six games that they collected any points.

The tie snapped a five-game losing streak for the Seawolves, who lost to the Bulldogs 4-1 on Friday. Goaltender Kris Carlson made 37 saves.

The Seawolves were ahead 4-1 with a little more than six minutes left in the second period at the Seawolf Sports Complex, but penalties cost them the lead.

A two-minute slashing penalty by Aaron McPheters was followed by a five-minute major against David Trinkberger for checking from behind, and Ferris State made the most of the extended power play.

The Bulldogs scored twice — Jake Willets made it 4-2 while they were skating on a 5-on-3 man advantage and Nate Kallen made it 4-3 two minutes later while they were skating with a 5-on-4 advantage.

UAA’s one-goal lead vanished with a little more than seven minutes left in the third period when Hunter Wendt tied things up with an even-strength goal.

After two scoreless overtimes — Carlson stopped two shots in the extra periods and Ferris State’s Carter McPhail stopped three — the game went to a shootout.

Ferris State missed its first chance and Camrud made his, giving UAA its second shootout win of the season.

UAA moved to 2-9-3 overall and 2-6-2-2 in the WCHA. Ferris State is 5-9-1 and 3-6-1-0. The teams are tied for eighth place in the 10-team league with 10 points apiece; Alabama Huntsville is in last place with three points.

The Seawolves took a 1-0 lead on a first-period goal by Wasilla’s Tanner Schachle, with the assist going to Camrud. Ferris State tied it with less than a minute left in the period.

Goals by Eric Sinclair, Rylee St. Onge and Corey Renwick gave UAA a 4-1 lead midway through the second period.

The Seawolves play a two-game series next weekend at Michigan Tech before a long holiday break. They return to action — and to the Seawolf Sports Complex — for a Jan. 4-5 series with Lake Superior State.

This story has been updated to correct Ferris State’s nickname.