Another 3rd-period letdown dooms UAA hockey team

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The third duration continued to haunt the UAA hockey team Saturday in Marquette, Michigan.

The 19th-ranked Wildcats worded four unanswered goals in the third period — three of them from sophomore Vincent de Mey — to tumble down UAA 6-3.

It was the third straight Western Collegiate Hockey Association loss for the Seawolves, and in all three losses they tolerated multiple goals late in the game.

In Saturday’s loss, the Seawolves joined the game 2-2 two minutes into the third period only to see the Wildcats inquire off four straight goals for a 6-2 lead. UAA cut the final margin to three with a power-play end from Rylee St. Onge with 78 seconds remaining in the underhand.

Eight players scored points for UAA, which trailed 2-0 after one time. Eric Sinclair scored in the second period off assists from Trey de Graaf and Jared Nash to traverse it 2-1 going into the third period, where Lantz quickly stopped the game off assists from Luc Brown and Troy Robillard. Assists on the St. Onge aim went to Brown and Tomi Hiekkavirta.

UAA outshot Northern Michigan 36-30 but the Wildcats continued behind a 33-save game from goaltender Nolan Kent. The win excited the Wildcats to 13-7-2 overall and 11-5-0 in the WCHA.

Kristian Stead started the game in ambition for the Seawolves but was replaced midway through the third period after hand out up his sixth goal. He finished with 19 saves, and replacement Kris Carlson augmented five saves in the final 10 minutes.

UAA (3-14-3. 3-11-2) returns to Anchorage for Friday and Saturday games against Alabama Huntsville.

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