EAGLE RIVER, ALASKA – The University of Alaska Anchorage had five different players light the lamp in a 5-1 win over Simon Fraser in an exhibition game Friday in Eagle River.
“Nice to finally play a competitive game,” said head coach Matt Curley. “There is plenty for us to focus on, but in the same breath we did see some positive things which we can build off of for the future.”
Nils Rygaard opened the scoring with a high wrist shot for the only goal of the first frame at 11:26.
The Seawolves exploded four goals in the second period.
Nolan Nicholas blasted a shot from the blueline that found its way through traffic and into the back of the net at 1:24 of the second.
The Seawolves used some fancy stick handling to catch SFU goalie Michael Lenko out of position and Jonah Renouf netted the easy goal at 13:22.
Simon Fraser broke up the Alaska Anchorage shutout with its only goal of the game in the final minute of the second period.
UAA out-shot SFU 35-14. The Seawolves finished 1-for-8 on the powerplay, and the Clan was 0-for-7.
Alaska Anchorage will hold an intrasquad game at Wells Fargo Sports Complex Saturday at 3 pm.
“With our Green and Gold game tomorrow, half the guys in the locker room have an opportunity for a weekend sweep, and I am excited to see which half it will be.”
Alaska Anchorage will host Colorado College in the home opener Saturday, Oct. 6.