UAA claims Governor's Cup

Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2000

ANCHORAGE - Chris Pont's goal at 28 seconds into overtime gave the University of Alaska Anchorage a 3-2 victory over intrastate rival UA Fairbanks Saturday night and earned the Seawolves the Governor's Cup, which goes to the winner of the annual four-game series between Alaska's two NCAA Division I hockey teams.

UAA's Klage Kaebel and Chris Sikich had a goal apiece in the first period. Both were unassisted.

Sjon Wynia made it 2-1 at 3:10 of the second period, and teammate Kevin McNeill tied the score at 14:20 of the final period on a power play.

Pont, a senior who was playing his last game at Sullivan Arena, got the clincher on a poke past UAF goalie Dirk Menard.

Corey Strachan had 25 saves for the Seawolves, who finished 15-16-3 for the season, 11-14-3 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The UAA-UAF games did not count toward the WCHA standings.

Lance Mayes had 11 saves for UAF (6-25-3 overall, 4-22-2 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) through two periods. Mayes was replaced by Menard, who stopped 16 shots.

UAA won 3-1 Friday night.

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