Nanook Hockey team suffers GovCup Upset to the UAA Seawolves

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Here at home the Governor's Cup series continued when the Alaska Nanooks hosted the UAA Seawolves.
For the first time this season, the Seawolves defeated UAF by a score of 5-3.
The first four goals of the game were scored by the Seawolves.
They earned three in the first period, including a Powerplay goal by Jarrett Brown to close out the frame.
UAA scored again to start the second period, which was when The Nooks subbed Niko Dellamaggiore into goal for Anton Martinsson.
Ryker Leer was finally able to put the Nooks on the board with a goal 12 minutes into the second period, but the Seawolves were able to add their fifth of the Night 4 minutes later.
The Third period saw the Nooks add two goals thanks to Justin Woods and Ross Heidt, but it was too little too late.
Zach Frye, Steven Jandric, Kylar Hope, Tayler Munson, Tyler Cline, and Kyle Marino all dished out an assist for the Nooks while Niko DellaMaggiore earned 19 saves in his 29 minutes in goal.
The Loss drops the Nooks to 11-19-3 overall this year and 9-16-2 in Conference play.
Also, the Nanooks are now in danger of losing their playoff spot.
They have fallen down to 8th in WCHA With one game left to play.
If they win, they are in. If they lose, they could get passed by Lake Superior State.
Lance West; Head Coach - Alaska Nanooks>>: "It's disappointing for all of us. I think as a group we all have to take responsibility from coaches to players. We didn't come ready. We thought it was going to be easy. We disrespected the game, disrespected our Logo, our alumni, and that was my message to the guys tonight. It's a representation of all of us and I wasn't happy with it. I'm not going to paint a rosier picture than that. We can handle losing. I think what happened tonight was we thought it was going to be easy."
Nikolas Koberstein; Defenseman - Alaska Nanooks>>: "It's unacceptable to come out and start like that in front of such a good crowd. And this hometown means so much to that logo and we want to represent that in the right way. It's unacceptable the way we came out tonight. That late push isn't going to cut it in this league. You have to have a full 60 minutes, and we all know that. And we have to move forward. And tomorrows a new day, and come out and start the right way tomorrow."