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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Warriors split with Alabama-Huntsville

The Wayne State Warriors had an up-and-down weekend as they split with conference foe Alabama-Huntsville at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum.

The visiting Chargers controlled play on Friday and skated to a relatively easy 3-1 win.

Blueliner Scott Kalinchuk scored a pair of power play markers in the second period to pace UAH to just their first win in the last four games.

Grant Selinger also scored for the Chargers and freshman netminder Blake MacNicol stopped 23 shots for his first collegiate win.

Warriors forward Nate Higgins scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season on a one-timer from Jared Katz at 11:34 of the second period.

Brett Bothwell stopped 21 of 24 shots for WSU.

The Warriors retuned to the win column on Saturday as they trounced the Chargers 4-1.

Dan Illiakis and Jason Baclig scored about five minutes apart in the second period to put the Warriors up 2-0.

Brett McConnachie scored the lone goal for the Chargers at 14:46, but that’s as close as the visitors would come.

Katz picked up a 4-on-3 power play tally with 23 seconds left in the period to put Wayne State up 3-1 after 40 minutes of play.

Mark Nebus added a third period marker as the Warriors snapped their 3-game losing skid.

Senior Will Hooper got the start in net for Wayne and stopped 17 of 18 shots for his much-needed second win of the year.

MacNicol turned away 28 of 32 shots for UAH.

Wayne State and Alabama-Huntsville finished their four-game regular season series with each team winning a pair of games.

The Warriors (8-20-0, 4-10-0 CHA) will continue their six-game home stand with a pair of games against No. 18-ranked Niagara at the Coliseum next weekend.

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