BEMIDJI, MINN. – Jeremiah Luedtke scored a break-away goal in overtime to lead the Alaska Anchorage hockey team to a 2-1 win at Bemidji State Saturday.
“Our guys came into tonight with a focus of closing out the first half of the season on the right foot, and they left it all out there to get that job done,” said head coach Matt Curley. “I am very proud of our effort tonight, especially from our captains, as they helped led the way. We have worked extremely hard these past few months, and I think tonight’s win validated the work these guys have put in, and it gives us motivation to keep pushing forward the second half of the year.”
Charlie Combs scored the first goal of the game for the Beavers with a wrist shot at 18:37 of the first period.
David Trinkberger blasted a shot from the blueline to tie the game at 1-1 at 3:33 of the second period. The unassisted goal was the first of the season for Trinkberger.
Neither team scored in the third period despite both teams having a pair of power-play opportunities.
Brody Claeys earned his second career win after making 28 saves.
BSU led 29-23 in shots. The Beavers were 0-for-4 on the powerplay, and the Seawolves were 0-for-3.
The win was the first for the Seawolves in Bemidji since a 5-4 win on Nov. 12, 2010.
Alaska Anchorage will play a non-conference series at Nebraska Omaha Dec. 29 and 31.