Nanooks win big 5-1 over Beavers

BEMIDIJI, MINN-UAF left not doubt in their second game against the Bemidiji State Beavers. Friday night's game ended in a tie but this one was far from it as the Nanooks win 5-1.

Alaska put together two great periods of scoring to get them enough cushion for the win. Two goals in the first and three in second period.

The Nooks got two even strength goals in the first four minutes of the game. At 2:30 in Alec Hajukovich, the sophomore, got it going for UAF after the passing of Matthew Friese and Josh Erickson. Then at 3:20 in the first Garrick Perry was the beneficiary of assists from Tyler Morley and Michael Quinn.

The scoring continued into the second but these were of the special variety. 7:43 mark of the second and Quinn scores on a power play. A little less than six minutes later Colton Parayko got another power play goal for the Nanooks. Senior center Cody Kunyk got assist on both of the special teams goals as UAF led 4-0.

Markus Gerbandt of Bemidiji State (5-9-6, WCHA 5-5-4) stopped the Davis Jones shutout with his goal at 15:58. Jones, who got the start inbetween the pipes for Alaska, finished with 25 saves.

Nolan Youngmun scored for the Nanooks in the last minute for the final tally. UAF has gone unbeaten in their last three games.

The puck was shared between the Nanooks as 12 different players tallied points. Kunyk had two assists and Quinn, the defenseman, chipped in a with a goal and assist.

UAF (7-8-3, 4-7-1 WCHA) has picked up conference points in their last three games which is the longest stretch so far this season. The Nanooks will go on holiday break and return to the Carlson Center for a series against Minnesota State on Jan. 3.