FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanook Hockey team will start postseason play tomorrow night in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
For the first time in years, the nanooks won't be playing the top-seeded Minnesota State Mavericks.
The Nanooks finished the regular season on a hot-streak, winning their last three games, earning seventh place in the WCHA with a 12-19-3 overall record, and 12-14-2-2 conference mark.
This means they will be playing the Northern Michigan Wildcats in their round one best-of-three series.
Northern finished the regular season at 19-14-2 overall and 18-8-2 in the conference.
They stole second place away from the Bowling Green Falcons after sweeping Michigan Tech in their final series of the regular season.
We caught up with Nanook Head Coach Erik Largen before they went down to the UP to talk about how his team feels heading into Postseason play.
"I think it's a good matchup with us and Northern, you know they play on the Olympic sheet as well. They have a very heavy top line with Troy Loggins and Adam Rockwood that are going to be hard to contain, but I think if we can do a good job on our checks against them we'll give ourselves a good opportunity. And again it's a fresh start. Everyone is 0-0 and we're looking forward to the opportunity to be able to play them on the road,” said Largen.