Press Box


HUNTSVILLE, Ala.â€Â“ The Wildcat hockey team tied the University of Alabama-Huntsville onSaturday afternoon 3-3.  The â€Â˜Cats were5-0 all-time against College Hockey America,which UAH is a member, entering the game. With the tie the â€Â˜Cats are now 13-11-2for the season.  UAH is 9-9-2.


Dirk Southern scored the first goalof the game, unassisted, to give the â€Â˜Cats the 1-0 lead at 18:31 of the first period. For Southern it was his ninth goal of the season.  The Chargers scored twice in the middle frameto take the lead 2-1.  UAHâ€Â™s goals cameat 4:30 and 10:49 of the period.


Matt Hunter scored his first goalof the season at 6:21 of the thirdperiod to tie the game at two-all.  Rob Lehtinenand Bobby Selden assisted on the goal. Alan Swanson gave the â€Â˜Cats the lead at 3-2 at 11:06 of the final period for his fifth goal of theseason.  Line mates Kevin Gardner andAlex Sawruk assisted on Swansonâ€Â™s goal.


The Chargers tied the game at threewith a goal at 16:23 of the thirdperiod by Craig Bushey.  In the overtimeperiod UAH had six shots to the â€Â˜Cats three.


Craig Kowalski had 31 saves for theâ€Â˜Cats on the afternoon.  Adam MacLean forthe Chargers had 30 saves.  UAH scoredthe only power-play goal on the afternoon and were 1-of-4 on the power playwhile NMU was 0-of-3.  The shots werealmost even as UAH had one more than NMU at 34 to 33 shots.


The â€Â˜Cats return home next weekendto take on CCHA foe Western Michigan (Feb. 6-7) with thepuck dropping at 7:35 p.m. bothnights.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director