Huskies Fall to Alabama-Huntsville in Second Game of Series




    Connecticut 0, Alabama-Huntsville 6

                     1 2 3 -- Tot.
    Connecticut 0 0 0 -- 0
    Alabama      3 2 1 -- 6

    GOALS: First period: Craig Bushey (UAH), 01:55; Bruce Mulherin (UAH), 2:48; Jared Ross (UAH), 14:26. Second period: Brett McConnachie (UAH), 13:13; Keith Rowe (UAH), 19:41. Third period: Mulherin (UAH), 14:57.
    SHOTS: UC- 34 (14-14-6); UAH 28 (10-7-11).
    SAVES: UC- Jason Carey 22 (7-5-10); UAH - Adam MacLean 32 (14-14-4), Scott Munroe 2 (0-0-2).
    PENALTIES: UC- 5 for 10 min.; UAH 14 for 47 min.
    POWER PLAYS: UC- 0 for 6; UAH 1 for 2.
    RECORDS: UC: 1-2-1; UAH: 1-1-0

    HUNTSVILLE, AL (Oct. 25) - After solidly defeating the Chargers the night before, the University of Connecticut men’s hockey team (1-2-1) suffered a disappointing 6-0 loss to Alabama-Huntsville (1-1-0) in the second game of the two-game series at the Von Braun Center. Bruce Mulherin scored two goals for the Chargers, and Adam MacLean was impressive in goal with 32 saves.

    Craig Bushey started things off for the Chargers when he picked up a rebound off a shot by Jared Ross and a save by Jason Carey, and found a hole to score goal one for Alabama-Huntsville just 1:55 into the first period. Less than a minute later, Mulherin scored his first goal of the game off an assist from Todd Bentley after a defensive turnover on the Huskies.

    With 5:34 remaining in the first period, Ross scored goal number three for UAH on a power play, with assists from Bushey and Jeremy Schreiber.

    UConn out-shot the Chargers 14 to 7 in the second period, but all 14 were saved by MacLean. The Chargers, however, were able to capitalize on two of their shots with goals by Brett McConnachie and by Keith Rowe, who scored in a short-handed situation with just 19 seconds remaining in the second period.

    Husky goalkeeper Jason Carey (Oakdale, MN) had his best performance in the third period, making 10 saves and allowing just one goal, which was Mulherin’s second of the game that found its way into the net with just 5:03 left in the contest. McConnachie and Bentley each recorded their second point of the night with assists on the goal.

    UConn’s offense made plenty of noise despite failing to tally a goal, as they recorded 34 total shots to the Chargers’ 28. Matt Scherer (Seattle, WA) got five shots off on the night, while Brian Burns (Binghamton, NY) tallied four.

    The Huskies will take the majority of the week off before returning to the ice when they play at in-state and Atlantic Hockey Association rival Qunnipiac in their first league contest of the season. The game will take place on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m.