KTVF Sports Special: Top games of the year for 2018

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - As 2018 starts to wind down, we are going to start looking back on the events of this past year.
We'll start tonight with the Top Games of 2018.
We'll start this list off with a contest that should be fresh in everyone's memories. This contest between the Alaska and Alabama Huntsville Hockey teams came down to the wire after both teams scored in the first period and were held scoreless for the second period and the vast majority of the third. About 42 minutes after the lamps were last lit, Steven Jandric was able to find the back of the net with less than 90 seconds left on the clock to secure the victory. This was the first home win of the 2018-2019 season for the Nanook Hockey team.
Next up we have the Nanook Volleyball team, who were no strangers to dramatic victories this season. In their home matchup against Simon Fraser back on October 18th, these two GNAC Rivals pushed themselves to the limit, with the Nanooks coming out on top in five sets. They traded victories with the Nooks winning the first set 28-26, and the Clan winning the second 25-13. The Nooks were able to squeak by in the third with a 25-23 win but Simon Fraser responded again, defeating the Nooks 25-11 in the fourth. The Nooks were finally able to get the momentum on their side for good with a 15-12 win in the fifth and final set. Lahra Weber led the Nooks with 22 kills while Markie Miller added 13. This was part of an incredible stretch in their season where the Nooks won seven games in a row, and 11 out of their last 15.
Next we're going back to April 28th, for game two of the NAHL Midwest Division Playoffs between the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and the Janesville Jets. The Dogs came in to this one off of a 2 goal loss the night before so a win here was crucial. After Janesville got on the board first, the Ice Dogs responded with two goals of their own to secure the lead. Janesville then tied it up halfway through the third period and it looked like this one was destined for Overtime. Then, with only 3 seconds left on the clock, Nolan Schaeffer fired off a game-winner that allowed the Ice Dogs to put their division rivals away. The Ice Dogs would go on to win this series in five games and advance to the Semi-finals of the Robertson Cup Championships.
Let's go back now to August 11th for the first weekend of High School Football in the Interior. This may have been the first game of the year, but it's finish was unforgettable. With Service holding a 35-34 lead, West Valley Quarterback Maurice Maiden throws up a hail mary just as he's being hit to playmaker Avery Weston, who hauls in the catch, breaks a tackle, and crosses the goal line just as the final second ticks off the clock.
And number one is arguably the greatest midnight sun game in the 113 year history of this event. The summer tradition was held on June 21st and the Goldpanners were facing a 4-2 deficit after six innings of play. They were able to add one in the seventh and one in the eighth inning to make it a one-run game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Then at about 1 oclock in the morning and the Midnight Sun setting, Nyles Nygaard was able to launch one over the fence towards the curling club to bring in two runs for the Panners, securing victory in the Main Event of 24 Hours of Play Ball here in the Interior.