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A little number crunch before Ice Dogs and Brown Bears game 5

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:08 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-A little stat loaded preview of Saturday night's deciding game five between the Kenai River Brown Bears and the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.

Game five will most likely come down to defense for the Ice Dogs. In the two games the Ice Dogs have lost they've allowed three or more goals. When Kenai scores two or less Fairbanks has won.

The barometer of this series has been on special teams. The team that has scored a power play goal has won the game.Kenai is 2-8 on power plays this series while Fairbanks is 2-11.

Ice Dogs game five highlights sports weekend

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:01 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There are some weekend events for Interior Sports to get into for the second weekend in April. Check out the Arctic Bowl bowling Alley for the Bowl For Kids' Sake event. It's from 10am - 4pm on Saturday.All the money raised from teams goes to Big Brother Big Sisters. Saturday at 11:30 up on the hill is the 20th annual Beat Beethoven 5K race outside of the Patty Center.It's $45 to register tomorrow if you haven't already.You have to finish the 5K before the end of Beethoven's 5th symphony to get a free voucher for a Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra performance.

Kunyk and Parayko named All-Americans

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:00 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Big news today for Alaka Nanook hockey as two players from the 2013-2014 hockey team were named All-Americans.

Forward Cody Kunyk and defenseman Colton Parayko were both named CCM Division one 2nd team All-Americans today. 

Kunyk, now a member of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, was the WCHA Player of the Year.  Parayko established himself as one of the top defenders in the league as only a sophomore last year. 

UAF's SAAC holding first ever Spring Sports Showdown

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:25 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There will be something a different happening tomorrow up on the hill. Friday evening at 6:30 will be the first Nanook Spring Sports Showdown. Athletes from all of the 10 athletic programs will compete against each other in different sports.

For example, members of the cross country team will play volleyball players in basketball. There will even be a USA vs Canada hockey game with students from the US and Canada.