Junior forward Brad Duwe, a Soldotna High School and Kenai River Brown Bears product, scored the game-winning goal in the University of Alaska Anchorage’s 3-2 overtime victory over Arizona State on Friday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
The game, part of the Kendall Hockey Classic, was the season opener for the Seawolves and the first Division I game for the Sun Devils after moving up from the club level.
Duwe helped the Seawolves get on the board in the first period when he and Sean MacTavish assisted on a goal by Mason Mitchell.
ASU came back with two goals before Wyatt Ege, a former player for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, tied it with 11 minutes, 17 seconds, left in the game on an assist by Chase Van Allen.
At 3:16 into overtime, Matt Anholt found Duwe with a slick pass behind the net for the game-winner.
The game also saw freshman Alex Jackstadt, a former player for the Brown Bears, debut for the Seawolves.
Saturday, UAA lost 6-2 to St. Cloud State in the tourney championship. Duwe was named to the all-tournament team.