Matt Bailey scored twice, but it wasn't enough as the UAA hockey team fell for the first time this season in a 6-2 defeat to Western Michigan in the Alaska Goal Rush at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. The Seawolves drop to 2-1-0 under new head coach Matt Thomas.
Bailey's first goal of the contest tied the score at 1 with 56 seconds left before first intermission. However, UAA gave up a soul crushing goal with only .4 seconds left in the first when Sheldon Dries scored past Rob Gunderson.
The Broncos then scored twice in a 50 second span early in the second period to end Gunderson's night. Shane Berschbach led Western Michigan with two goals and one assist. The Seawolves outshot the Broncos, 26-25.
UAA wraps up play in the Alaska Goal Rush on Saturday with a game against 12th-ranked Denver.