In goal both Rob Gunderson and Chris Kamal turned in solid showings as both were tested at times amongst the 9 shots Windsor got through to them. Credit is probably deserved for Windsor's goalie Frank Dayus who was described on the radio feed as being hot. Sounded like he stoned the Seawolves more than a couple of times.
Overall, it sounded like the Seawolves dominated play particularly in the 2nd period when they held Windsor to a single shot.
Here's the text from the UAA release:
Tommy Grant scored a pair of goals and newcomer Jordan Kwas had a three-point night to lead the Alaska Anchorage hockey team to a 4-1 exhibition win over Windsor at the Soldotna Sports Center Saturday night.
Windsor's Dan Reaume scored at 7:35 of the first period to give the Canadian visitors a 1-0 lead. But the young Seawolves responded with four unanswered goals - two by Grant, one by Mitch Bruijsten and the closing seconds empty-netter by Kwas to secure the win.
UAA held a commanding 35-9 shots on goal advantage for the contest. Freshman netminders Rob Gunderson (three saves, one goal) and Chris Kamal (five saves, 0 goals) split time in goal for the Seawolves.
Freshman center Matt Bailey, who centered UAA's top line with Grant and Sean Wiles, was credited with two assists on the night. The Seawolves dressed nine freshmen on the night and 14 total underclassmen.
I can't really begin to guess what the coaching staff will have learned in this game. Hopefully they saw some positive things that they didn't expect. I like the low number of shots obviously. And getting over 30 shots is a good indication that there was some click offensively. From the freshman class only Justin Kirchevel didn't play. I'm betting we see him in action this weekend.
It's good that freshman were involved in every goal that the Seawolves scored. It'll be better to see that continue into the regular season starting next weekend. There is much left to be seen and learned about this year's Seawolves team. Next weekend is the first test.