Badgers hockey endures narrow loss to Alaska-Anchorage

MADISON — The 13th-ranked Wisconsin men’s hockey squad endured a 3-2 setback at the hands of visiting Alaska-Anchorage Friday night, in front of 8,411 at the Kohl Center. The loss snapped Wisconsin’s six-game winning streak.

Alaska-Anchorage claimed control of this nonconference tilt by late in the second period, when Blake Tatchell scored to hand the Seawolves (9-8-2 overall) a decisive, 3-1 advantage.

Despite two assists from Michael Mersch, Wisconsin could never completely recover, as it fell to 10-6-1 overall on the season. The Badgers got goals from Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes but trailed by a pair of goals throughout much of the contest’s final period.

UAA got 26 saves from netminder Chris Kamal in its victory. Wisconsin’s Landon Peterson recorded 15 saves.

Wisconsin lost for the first time at home this season and now sits at 9-1-1 at the Kohl Center.