New Alabama-Huntsville head coach Danton
Cole picked up a win in his first game behind the Chargers
bench thanks to Tom Train's game-winner with four seconds
remaining in regulation for a 4-3 victory over Canisius.
UAH got a 10-point weekend from the line of
Train, Tyler Hilbert and Josh Murray in their split with
Canisius and Nebraska-Omaha at the Maverick Stampede in
The opening night victory marked the first
time since 2001 the Chargers have won their season lid-lifter.
The other conference tally in the win column
came when Niagara extended their best-in-the-nation home
unbeaten streak to 18 games with a 2-0 shutout over Bowling
Junior goaltender Juliano Pagliero registered
the second shutout of his career with the power play unit
with Kyle Rogers, Matt Caruana and Tyler Gotto accounting
for both goals.
The Broncos of Western Michigan invade Dwyer
Arena this weekend for two games trying to break the streak.
The last time the two teams met in 2004, the Broncos swept
the Purps in Kalamazoo.
SEEN AND HEARD IN THE CHA
Elsewhere Around the League:
The Beavers are at it again. After a season that featured
12 one-goal games, Bemidji State has already played three
one-goal affairs in their first four games this season.
They were 8-4 in close ones last season, but already this
year have half of last year's loss total.
Meanwhile, Wayne State picked up their first
point with a 2-2 tie at Ferris State thanks to freshman
Kyle Funkenhauser's 39 save effort including 19 over the
final 25 minutes. The newcomer has appeared in three of
the Warriors first four games this season.
Robert Morris struggled at Wisconsin after
the season-opening tournament championship in Alaska. The
Badgers learned from Boston University and were obviously
prepared for the Colonials on their way to convincing wins
of 7-2 and 8-2.
Great Weekend Getaway
State at Robert Morris
It's early, but conference action begins
this weekend with Robert Morris hosting Wayne State
for two games in Moon Township with the Warriors looking
for their first victory of the season.
While You're There: Station Square's
annual Kidtoberfest, featuring Dorothy and her friends
from Oz, will take place on Saturday from noon until
4 p.m. outside on Station Square Drive and in the
Freight House shops.
To UAH head
coach Danton Cole for his first win behind the Chargers'
bench despite his team being whistled for eight minors
and allowing seven power-play chances, with 12 freshmen
on the roster.
three returning defensemen, Wayne State has allowed
17 goals over its first four games this season.
FRIES AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE BAG
• Niagara's last five shutouts have
all come at Dwyer Arena.
• UAH has fond memories of their last
trip to the state of Massachusetts—a 5-2 upset last
season over the UMass Minutemen with Kevin Morrison scoring
twice. They are at UMass-Lowell for two this weekend.
• With their 2-2 tie at Ferris State,
Wayne State now has had 4 kissing-your-sister games over
their last nine regular season affairs.
• Robert Morris sophomore forward Kyle
Frieday, who scored 11 points in 22 games last season, didn't
see the ice until game four at Wisconsin.
• The last time Bemidji State won their
first two games of the season, they advanced to the NCAA
Tournament in 2005-06.
A variety of sources were utilized in
the compilation of this report. Warren Kozireski can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.