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Another 3rd-period letdown dooms UAA hockey team

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 11
  • Published January 11

The third period continued to haunt the UAA hockey team Saturday in Marquette, Michigan.

The 19th-ranked Wildcats scored four unanswered goals in the third period — three of them from sophomore Vincent de Mey — to topple UAA 6-3.

It was the third straight Western Collegiate Hockey Association loss for the Seawolves, and in all three losses they allowed multiple goals late in the game.

In Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Wildcats, UAA was outscored 2-0 in the third period. In a 5-3 loss last Sunday to Lake Superior State, UAA was outscored 3-1.

In Saturday’s loss, the Seawolves tied the game 2-2 two minutes into the third period only to see the Wildcats reel off four straight goals for a 6-2 lead. UAA cut the final margin to three with a power-play goal from Rylee St. Onge with 78 seconds remaining in the game.

Eight players scored points for UAA, which trailed 2-0 after one period. Eric Sinclair scored in the second period off assists from Trey de Graaf and Jared Nash to make it 2-1 going into the third period, where Lantz quickly tied the game off assists from Luc Brown and Troy Robillard. Assists on the St. Onge goal went to Brown and Tomi Hiekkavirta.

UAA outshot Northern Michigan 36-30 but the Wildcats survived behind a 33-save game from goaltender Nolan Kent. The win moved the Wildcats to 13-7-2 overall and 11-5-0 in the WCHA.

Kristian Stead started the game in goal for the Seawolves but was replaced midway through the third period after giving up his sixth goal. He finished with 19 saves, and replacement Kris Carlson added five saves in the final 10 minutes.

UAA (3-14-3. 3-11-2) returns to Anchorage for Friday and Saturday games against Alabama Huntsville.