ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The nationally-ranked No. 10 Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team lost to Alaska-Anchorage, 3-1, in the second game of the Kendall Hockey Classic. Quinnipiac opens the year at 0-1-0 while Alaska-Anchorage debuts at 1-0-0.
Alaska-Anchorage's Hudson Friesen scored the first goal of the game when he picked up a rebound off a shot by Dylan Hubbs that was stopped by Quinnipiac goalie Michael Garteig (Prince George, British Columbia). With the puck sitting in the crease, Friesen was able to get a stick on it and deposit it in the Bobcats' goal. Three minutes later, Friesen carried the puck behind the Bobcats' goal before snapping a pass to Blake Tatchell in the slot. Tatchell's one-timer found the back of the net to give the Seawolves a 2-0 lead.
Quinnipiac was quick to respond as Jordan Samuels-Thomas (West Hartford, Conn.) took control of the puck in the Seawolves' defensive zone off a face-off. Samuels-Thomas sent the puck through a crowd parked in front of Alaska-Anchorage goalie Rob Gunderson who was able to stop the initial shot. Bryce Van Brabant (Morinville, Alberta) was there to clean the loose puck and cut the Seawolves lead in half.
Three minutes into the third period, Quinnipiac was whistled for a double minor, putting Alaska Anchorage on the power play. Brett Cameron took control of the puck on the boards to the left of Garteig and fired a shot on goal. The puck was re-directed in the crowd in front of Garteig before the deflection floated over the should of Garteig to give the Seawolves a 3-1 lead.
Quinnipiac will return to action with their second game of the Kendall Hockey Classic against Alaska-Fairbanks on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8:07 p.m. EST.