FAIRBANKS-The Nanooks hosts the Alabama-Hunstville Chargers this weekend and game one of this series turned out to be a treat for UAF fans. Coming off a series split last weekend, the Nanooks are in desperate need of wins late in the WCHA season and they wasted no time jumping all over the visiting Chargers.
Nanook junior Jared Larson gets the scoring rolling with a backhand goal past Chargers keeper Matt LaRose just four minutes into the action. It would then be first liner Marcus Basara getting a Cody Kuny dish from behind the net and it was quickly 2-0 Nooks in the first period. But A tally by Frank Misuraca of the Chargers made it one goal game going into the second period.
However, UAF would push the WCHA's last place team and find more opportunities to stretch the lead. Alaska would go up 3-1 in the second as freshman left winger Jared Linnell gets his first career goal as a Nanook with a nice effort in front of the net for a rebound goal. Alaska would stretch the lead and stun the Chargers with a re-direct goal from junior Garrick Perry. Then Tyler Morley finds defenseman Colton Parayko who rips an absolute rifle of a shot past LaRose-going glove side and giving UAF a 5-1 lead.
Senior and caption Colton Beck tops off this performance with a goal his own for the final 6-1 Margin. Beck added two assists as well for a three point night. Sean Cahill was the UAF netminder and didn't see much action making 12 saves on 13 shots. His teammates put on the pressure reeling off 44 shots on goal.
Game two and good chance for Alaska to get their first weekend sweep of the season will get underway Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Carlson Center.