KTVF Sports from the Sullivan Arena

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Welcome back and thanks for sticking around, this is Devin Fry here with you for your latest in Interior Sports. I'm coming to you tonight from a now-docile Sullivan Arena where last night the Alaska Nanooks defeated the UAA Seawolves in Game 3 of the Governor's Cup.
The Nanooks started off hot with a goal in the first period, and then got better as the game went on, scoring another in the second and then topping off with two more in the third. Steven Jandric led the Nooks with two goals, while Max Newton and Ryker Leer provided the other two. Steven's brother Chris Jandric assisted on his first goal along with Kylar Hope, while James LaDouce and Justin Young assisted Newton. Goaltender Anton Martinsson was on fire, stopping each and every one of the 22 shots fired his way in 60 minutes between the pipes to secure the victory and the shutout. That's the second consecutive shutout for Martinsson who hasn't allowed a goal in 120 minutes on the ice, a span which also includes 43 saves. This puts the Nanooks ahead 2 games to 1 in the Governor's Cup Standings, meaning that a win tomorrow would secure the cup. We caught up with Head Choach Erik Largen as well as Jandric and Martinsson after the game to talk about their latest victory, and how the team is approaching tonight's game.
"We capitalized on a lot of chances and I feel like we limited them a lot more. It was a good game but we've got to wake up tomorrow and do it again because otherwise you've got a team with their back up against the wall. You know they're going to come out competitive. We want to win the Governor's Cup so we need to have a 60 minute effort tomorrow night," said Largen.
"Our team worked really hard. We had some good forechecking. We need to clean up the D-zone a bit more. But I think overall it was a solid game," said Jandric.

"The team played excellent, stayed out of the box, played disciplined. It's a great team effort so it's not just having a shutout. They played well in front of me and made it simple to get the puck away. I think we've been on a roll lately, this second semester. We have to keep doing the same, following the course, and then we'll be fine," said Martinsson.
Looking around the WCHA, things got a bit more interesting for the Nanooks Playoff situation. They locked down seventh place in the conference and looked like they would be playing Bowling Green, who were in second place. However, Alabama Huntsville Upset Bowling Green last night, and Northern Michigan defeated Michigan Tech to move up to that #2 spot. So if they defeat Tech again tonight, they will lock in second place, and the Nanooks will travel to the Upper Peninsula to start their playoff tenure.
If the Nanooks defeat UAA again tonight then they'll secure their 10th straight Governor's cup title. Now, the Alaska Nanooks weren't the only hockey team in action last night. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs were on the road and they were dominant.
The Ice Dogs defeated the Springfield Jr. Blues in a 7-2 blowout. They started the scoring off with a pair of goals before Springfield could get on the board, They then scored three more between the end of the second and start of the third periods before Springfield netted their second goal of the night. The Dogs then put the final nail in the coffin with two goals in the final six minutes. Jonny Sorenson and Grant Ledford both provided two goals to share the team lead in that category, while Ty Proffitt, Matt Koethe, and Luke Ciolli provided the other goals for the Dogs. Tanner Edwards provided three assists to lead the team in that category while Goaltender Mattias Sholl secured the win between the Pipes. He stopped 17 of the 19 shots fired his way in 60 minutes between the pipes. The Dogs have now gotten out of a spot they seemed to be stuck in this season. The Dogs are now tied for first in the NAHL Midwest Division with a 28-14-3 record and 62 points. They have a chance to take full possession of first place tonight in their series finale against the Jr. Blues.
Now that we have all of our bases covered for the hockey scores from last night, let's take a look at High School Basketball where the West Valley Wolfpack hosted the Lathrop Malemutes in their final conference game of the season.
West Valley secured a sweep, starting with the Girl's game, which the Pack won 55-35. Sheridan Blasey led the Pack with 18 points, while UAA commit Ellen Silva finished with 10. Olivia Kraska led the Malemutes in scoring with a 13 point effort. That win secured the #1 seed for the Wolfpack girls in next week's Mid Alaska Conference Championship tournament. The Wolfpack boys also earned a #1 seed with their 54-44 win. Cortae Mingo led the Pack with 13 points while Dylan Erhart finished with 10. John Rhones led the Malemutes with 11 points. The seeding for the Girl's and Boy's MAC tournaments are exactly the same. West Valley is #1 with their 6-0 conference records, Lathrop is the #2 seed at 3-3, and North Pole is third at 0-6. This means that Lathrop and North Pole will play in the first round of the MAC Tournament, with the winner facing West Valley in the title game.