'Wolves, Tigers skate to tie
ANCHORAGE - Scott Allen circled in behind the Colorado College goal and scored from a bad angle at 16:05 of the third to help Alaska Anchorage forge a 2-2 tie in a WCHA encounter Friday night at the Sullivan Arena.
The tie snapped a three-game losing skid for the Seawolves, now 3-16-6 overall and 1-15-5 in WCHA play. The Tigers are now 10-14-3 overall and 7-10-2 in WCHA action.
CC had taken a 2-1 lead at 13:27 of the third on a power play tally by Andrew Hamburg, setting up Allen's late-game heroics - although given UAA's play and its commanding 31-21 shots on goal advantage, the Seawolves likely deserved a better fate. Both teams registered two shots on goal in the scoreless overtime frame.
In a first period that saw both teams receive five-minute major penalties, the Seawolves broke on top 1-0 just 3:13 in. UAA's Tatchell got the puck in the slot, waited until CC netminder Joe Howe committed and scored unassisted.
That lead held up for 14 minutes and through 34 minutes worth of penalties, until the Tigers' Alexander Krushelnyski's goal at 17:11 of the first. Ironically, both goals were scored even strength.
The teams played to a scoreless draw in the second period.
Howe had 29 saves for CC, while UAA netminder Chris Kamal had 19. CC went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Seawolves were 0-for-3.
UAA's 31 shots on goal marked the most of the season since a 2-2 tie with Bemidji State back on Nov. 23 when they had 32.
The two teams will meet Saturday in the series ender.