ANCHORAGE, Alaska — University of Alaska Anchorage hockey coach Dave Shyiak has talked about stringing wins together during the break, and his team had a chance to do so Saturday in a rematch against Colorado College.
A Seawolves power play was hugely successful in Friday’s game against Colorado -- and it worked again Saturday, as Tommy Grant threw a saucer pass over to Craig Parkinson to draw first blood for UAA.
That 1-0 lead would hold until 20 seconds into the third period, when the Seawolves’ Curtis Leinweber fired off a shot and Alex Gellert stuffed it home, giving UAA a two-goal cushion.
Colorado’s Alexander Krushlnys would fool Seawolves goalie Robbie Gunderson -- who had 17 saves on the night -- with some fancy woodwork to make the final score 2-1, but that was the closest the Tigers got as UAA earned its first weekend sweep of the season.
“Our defense, honestly, is top in the league,” Gunderson said. “We have great defense, shot blocking is always there, guys always hard on the puck -- they're fantastic back there.”
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