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Roundup: UAA Gets First Road Win, at Wisconsin

CHN Staff Report

Alaska-Anchorage upset the narrative.

Wisconsin, as recently featured on College Hockey News, was unbeaten at home so far this season, and with a lot of home games coming up, was primed to make a big run.

Meanwhike, UAA hadn't won on the road this season.

Nevertheless, the Seawolves went into the Kohl Center and defeated the Badgers, 3-2, the first win in Madison since March 12, 2005.

"That was just an old fashioned butt kicking," Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said. "(Alaska-Anchorage) won more races and more battles than I've seen in this building in a long time."

Senior Chris Kamal, coming off a 1-0 shutout of Lake Superior State in the Seawolves' last game on Dec. 14, got the win. He was making a second straight start for the first time this season. After playing 57 games over his first three seasons with UAA, this was just this third appearance this year.

Elsewhere

In a back and forth game, Brown and Denver skated to a 3-3 tie at Magness Arena.

Sam Brittain made 40 saves for Denver, but it wasn't enough for the win. The teams traded goals throughout, and each team scored twice on the power play.

After Denver took its third lead of the night, Marc Naclerio tied it for Brown with his second goal of the night.

Denver is still 7-1-4 in its last 12 games.

“I think we learned that our defensive side of the game, especially in the third, was some of the weakest in a long time,” DU head coach Jim Montgomery said. “I think and I hope that our non-conference schedule has prepared us for how difficult and how hard it’s going to be in the NCHC because now we’ve got St. Cloud coming in here. We’re going to have to have a really good week of practice in preparation for them.”

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One week after Air Force got huge wins over Northeastern and Providence to capture Dartmouth's Ledyary Bank tournament, the Falcons were stunned by American International, 4-3 in overtime.

AIC had just six shots through two periods and trailed 2-0 before rallying in the third. The Yellowjackets scored two goals in the final 1:27, including an extra attacker goal from Jake Williams with 15 seconds remaining in regulation to tie it.

Alexander MacMillan then won it in OT for AIC, 59 seconds in.

Junior Paul Moberg was getting his first start of the season in goal for Air Force.

“We played a really good game and had good energy,” Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. “We played good enough to win the game. We played good enough defensively, but we needed to make one more save in the third period and didn’t. It’s as simple as that. We need to put this one in the rearview mirror and move on.”

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Four different players scored as Northern Michigan defeated Bemidji State, 4-1, to pull back to .500 in the WCHA.

Mathias Dahlstrom made 28 saves in the win.

The game turned in the second period, when NMU scored twice in 16 seconds to take a 3-1 lead, by Shane Sooth and Sami Salminen.

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Coming off another stellar effort in the Great Lakes Invitational, Michigan Tech goalie Phoenix Copley was not on his game Friday night. Copley allowed three goals on 12 shots before getting pulled. Michigan Tech rallied, only to see Lake Superior get a late goal from Austin McKay, his first of the season, to win.

Kevin Kapalka made 39 saves for the Lakers.

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