Friday’s night game saw a major brawl, 3 x 10 minute misconduct penalties, and 84 total penalty minutes between the two clubs in the 4-1 Alaska victory over Ferris State. By Saturday, the Nanooks had clearly gotten under the skin of Ferris State goaltender C.J. Motte. When Jared Larson came in on a breakaway, Motte flew out of the crease like a bowling ball. Here’s a quick 15 second video of the meeting between the two players.
The goal was waved off. Motte had lost his helmet in the collision, and by rule, play stops the moment that happens. Motte did receive a 2 minute tripping penalty on the play, which Ferris successfully killed off.
The Nanooks dominated play the entire weekend, and earned a much needed sweep over the then #4 ranked team in the country.
Next weekend, the Seapuppies of Anchorage come to town. The Governor’s Cup and home ice for the WCHA playoffs are on the line.
The video comes courtesy of the Alaska Nanooks