The Alabama Frozen Tide (8-9) beat Division II Virginia Tech 3-2 in a game with goals from start to finish.
“What a huge victory,” head coach Mike Quenneville said. “Once again, we didn’t give up. We kept on playing our game. Winning late in the game is great.”
All proceeds from the night’s Tornado Disaster Relief game went to the University of Alabama’s Act of Kindness Fund.
“This game was special to us because the tornado was such a tragedy,” senior Mark Wysock said. “We were glad we were able to play good tonight.”
Alabama took the puck to the net only 13 seconds into play when Clay Link received a pass from behind the net.
The Virginia Tech Hokies tied the game in the first with an unassisted goal.
The Hokies gained the momentum in the second period by tallying a power-play leading the Frozen Tide 2-1.
The Frozen Tide would not let the Hokies take them down without a fight when Wysock tied the game 2-2.
With a little over a minute left, Wysock scored the game winning goal from a rebound on a power-play.
Senior goalkeeper John Bierchen faced 30 shots, only allowing two goals.
The Frozen Tide will return to Southeastern Conference play on Dec. 2-4 when the team will travel to Columbus, Ga., to face Auburn University for the Iron Cup.
“Beating a Division II team helps build our confidence,” Wysock said. “We look to carry this momentum with us.”