The Wayne State Warriors had a rough start to their season at the Nye Frontier Classic in Anchorage, Alaska.
The host Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves scored three unanswered goals in the second period on Friday night en route to a 5-2 victory.
Mike Forgie and Derek Punches scored for the Green and Gold, but the Warriors (0-2-0) only managed 13 total shots on net.
Sophomore Brett Bothwell turned aside 21 shots on the other end for WSU.
Saturday night Wayne State matched up with CHA rival Robert Morris in a non-conference battle.
The Colonials, fresh off a shocking upset of Boston University the night before, kept the momentum up and crushed the Warriors 4-1.
Wayne State upped their shot total to 20, but Jon Grabarek’s power-play goal with just 2:54 left in the game was the only bright spot.
Freshman Kyle Funkenhauser made his first collegiate start in net for Wayne State and stopped 18 of 22 shots.
The Warriors will continue the road trip with a pair of non-conference games in Big Rapids next weekend against the Ferris State Bulldogs and then open the CHA year with two against the Colonials in Moon Township, PA the following weekend.