For the second straight night, the UAA hockey team wasn’t able to protect an early lead or cash in on a big performance by goaltender Kris Carlson.
Carlson made 39 saves Saturday in a 4-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association loss to Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan. The night before, he stopped 40 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Huskies.
UAA took a 1-0 lead Saturday when Alex Frye scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season seven minutes into the second period. Taylor Lantz and Rylee St. Onge assisted on the power-play goal.
The Huskies tied it five minutes later with their first of four unanswered goals, two of them coming on the power play. Michigan Tech led 2-1 after two periods and tacked on two more goals in the third period.
The game was part of a rough weekend for the Seawolves. They were outshot 43-22 Saturday and 85-40 for the weekend, and they couldn’t stay out of the penalty box.
The Seawolves tallied 25 minutes on seven penalties Saturday, including a 10-minute game misconduct for Joe Soto for checking from behind.
Soto’s infraction marked the third straight game UAA has taken a game misconduct for checking from behind. The Seawolves played Saturday’s game without Tanner Schachle, who earned a game disqualification for his checking-from-behind penalty on Friday.
For the weekend, UAA (2-11-3 overall, 2-8-2-2 WCHA) was penalized 15 times for 52 minutes. Michigan Tech (10-7-0, 8-6-0-0) was penalized six times for 12 minutes.