Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Warriors continue late slide
Wayne State’s final road trip of the year was one to forget as the Warriors were swept by the conference leading Alabama-Huntsville Chargers at the Von Braun Center. It’s the fifth time this season that the Warriors have been swept in a series and extends their road winless streak to 11 games.
The Warriors best chance to end the streak came Friday night when they lost a heartbreaker to the Chargers, 2-1.
Bruce Mulherin converted on the power-play in the first period for the home team and the 1-0 score held up until the third period.
Adam Krug (pictured) broke the Warrior goose egg and took over the team’s scoring lead when he picked up his sixth goal of the year at the four minute mark.
Senior and assistant captain Mulherin displayed his experience again as he patiently fired in the game winner with just 1:11 left to give the Chargers their third straight win over the Warriors.
Will Hooper stopped 27 of 27 shots in net for Wayne State.
Scott Munroe made 32 saves in the UAH net for the win.
Saturday night was all Chargers as UAH breezed to a 6-1 win over WSU.
Brett McConnachie racked up the hat trick by smacking in three of Huntsville’s five power-play goals.
Blueliner Adam Drescher tallied his first career goal for Wayne State’s lone score.
Senior Matt Kelly stopped 31 of 37 shots in the Warrior net.
Munroe steered away 31 shots of the Chargers.
Wayne State will close out the regular season back at the Coliseum next weekend against the Air Force Falcons.
Alabama-Huntsville will head north for a showdown with the Bemidji State Beavers.
Special thanks and photo credit to Douglas Eagan