A great game at the Carlson Center last night in front of a very enthusiastic crowd. In an evenly matched game, Alaska and Western Michigan tied after OT, with Alaska winning the shootout 1-0, giving Alaska it’s 4th Goal Rush title.
How even was it? Final score: 3-3. Shots on goal: 33-32 in favor of WMU. Blocked shots: 22-21, WMU. Both teams had one power play goal. WMU scored a go ahead goal with 1:40 left in the third period, only to have Alaska even the score 30 secs later. It really was a great game.
Freshman goalie Davis Jones made his second start for the Nanooks, earning his second win and all tournament honors. Senior forward Cody Kunyk of Alaska was the tournament MVP.
Next up for Alaska is Mercyhurst, and we go on campus to the Patty Center next weekend for that series. I don’t remember the last time a regular season game was played on Patty Center ice. I’m guessing pre-CCHA.
Photo courtesy of Alaska Nanook Hockey