Oct. 13, 2013
ANCHORAGE, Alaska. - Alaska-Anchorage scored three goals in the third period, including the game-winner with four seconds remaining, for a come-from-behind, 4-2 win over Air Force, on the final day of the Kendall Hockey Classic, Saturday, Oct. 12, at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. Air Force is 0-2 on the season while UAA is 2-0. UAA won its own tournament for the eighth time in 23 years and is now 2-0 on the season.
Late in the first period, Air Force opened the scoring as Cole Gunner scored from Max Hartner and Chad Demers at the 18:50 mark. Gunner was AFA's lone representative on the all-tournament team. The Falcons held the lead until late in the second period when Seawolf Jordan Kwas scored on the power play at 19:06. Falcon senior Jason Fabian gave the Falcons a 2-1 lead at 13:45 of the third period when he scored from Hartner.
Air Force held on to the 2-1 lead until the final two minutes of the game. The Seawolves went on the power play with just over two minutes left in the game and quickly capitalized. Kwas scored his second of the night with 1:52 remaining to tie the game at 2-2. With four seconds remaining, Kwas set up Matt Bailey for the game-winner. On the ensuing faceoff, Kwas completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal to seal the 4-2 win.
The Falcons outshot the Seawolves, 27-20, in the game, including a 10-4 advantage in the third period. UAA scored three goals on four shots in the third period. AFA was 0-for-5 on the power play while UAA was 2-for-7. AFA was 0-for-12 on the power play in the tournament. Jason Torf made 16 saves for Air Force while Michael Matyas made 25 for the Seawolves.
Air Force opens up the home schedule with a two-game, non-conference series against Penn State, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at 7:05 p.m. MT each night at Cadet Ice Arena.