EAGLE RIVER, ALASKA – Austin Azurdia recorded a hat-trick and added one assist to lead the Alaska Anchorage hockey team to a 6-1 win over Simon Fraser in an exhibition game in front of a packed house at the McDonald Center in Eagle River Saturday (Sept. 29).
The Seawolves wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Aaron McPheters banged home a rebound on a shot by Nicolas Erb-Ekhom 50 seconds into the contest. Azurdia extended the UAA lead to 2-0 after he ripped a shot from the slot at 3:31 of the first.
Simon Frasier’s lone goal by Eric Callegari was the only scoring in the period. Tyler Basham sent a pass across the face of the goal to Callegari who tipped it in.
Azurdia completed the hat trick with a short-handed goal with just over two minutes remaining in the contest.
Olivier Mantha made 19 saves for the Seawolves. Lyndon Stanwood made eight saves, and Ryan Sandrin finished with 12 for SFU. UAA finished with a 26-20 edge in shots.
Alaska Anchorage was 0-4 on the power play, and Simon Frasier finished 0-5. Alaska Anchorage will host North Dakota in the season-opener for both schools Oct. 6.