HOUGHTON, MICH-In the series opener the Nanooks spread the love on the Valentine's Day as the Nanooks had several players with multi point games in their 7-3 blowout of the Michigan Tech Huskies.
Less than four minutes left in the first period Nolan Huysmans converts on a power play for the Nanooks after the Colton Beck and Michael Quinn assists. Then a little less than two minutes later David Johnstone of Michigan Tech has the equalizer on a power play lamp lighter of his own to tie it at one all.
The second period would be highlighted by momentum swings and an explosive Nanook offense. The Nanooks scored just 1:23 into the period with a Garrick Perry goal. Later in the period Josh Erickson would score for UAF as well to give the Nooks a 3-1 lead.
The Huskies get back in it with a Blake Hietala goal for the a 3-2 scoreboard but the Nanooks go crazy with four unanswered goals.
Cody Kunyk scored at the 16:19 off two rebound shots on a power play and he was back in front of the net like he left something. Kunyk scored again just 20 seconds later going top shelf on North Pole goalie Pheonix Copley popping his water bottle on the shot. Kunyk finished with two scores.
Huysmans tied a season high with a goal and an assist. Four players: Garrick Perry, Tyler Morley, Brandon Morley, and Beck had two point outings. Beck and Brandon Morley had two helpers while Perry and Tyler Morley had a goal and an assist.
Sean Cahill was the netminder for the Nooks and improved his record to 4-3-1 with 24 saves in the win. Copely was pulled from the game as the Nooks registered at least 40 shots on goal for the third straight game.
The 7-3 victory was the first Friday road victory all year for UAF and it stopped the Huskies four game winning streak. The seven goals ties a game high for Dallas Ferguson era.
The Nanooks have won five of their last six games and have won three straight. UAF will have a chance for sweep tonight at 7 pm Eastern time.