HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –Steven Koshey scored two goals and the University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team downed Finlandia University 5-1 on Friday night at the Von Braun Center.
UAH (2-12-1) controlled the majority of the game and outshot the visiting Lions (3-7) 54-12. The five goals are the most in a regular season game this season since the Chargers scored 10 against Alabama in exhibition play.
Koshey scored his first of two goals on the night at 17:41 in the first period. Koshey finished nicely on an assist from Jack Prince and Sebastian Geoffrion. The freshman lit the lamp for his second goal of the night in the second period at 13:58, this time it was Michael Webley and Frank Misuraca tallying the assist.
The team's leading scorer Kyle Lysaght put UAH on the board in the first at 8:48, when his fourth goal of the season gave his team the early 1-0 lead they would not relinquish. Stephen Hickey was credited with the assist on the goal, the first of his young career. After Finlandia cut the deficit to 2-1, sophomore Jeff Vanderlugt put home his third goal of the season. The goal gave the Chargers a bit of a cushion, while the power play goal by Vanderlugt was assisted by Koshey and Misuraca.
Misuraca recorded two assists in the game, which were the first and second of his collegiate career.
Graeme Strukoff would cap of the offensive night for UAH, when he found the back of the net at 3:10 in the third period. The goal, assisted by Lysaght and Curtis deBruyn, put the icing on the cake and gave UAH the 5-2 home victory.
John Griggs picked up the win in goal, needing only 10 saves to earn his second victory of the season. Finlandia received its goals from Cam Goude and Justin Scott.
The Chargers went two-for-five in their power play attempts, while the Lions went one-for-two. Finlandia was also tagged with five penalties for 10 minutes with the Chargers being hit with three for six.
It was a solid all-around performance by the Blue and White on Friday night and the end result was in their favor for the second win of the season.
The two teams will do battle once again tomorrow at the VBC. The puck drop is set for an afternoon time of 3 p.m.