Nanook Hockey to host Lake State in final home series of 2018

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanook Hockey team will have one final series in the Carlson Center before the team gets some time off for the holiday break.
After a tough start to their season against quality opponents, the Nooks have won 3 out of their last 5 games, including their first sweep of the season over Ferris State last weekend.
After a 4-3 overtime win over the Bulldogs on Friday, the Nooks dominated Saturday's game, earning a 6-2 victory.
Two Nanook Skaters, Kylar Hope and Tristan Thompson, earned some recognition from the WCHA.
Hope was named the conference's Forward of the Week, and Thompson earned a Defenseman of the Week honor.
The Nooks have climbed up from the bottom of the WCHA standings and now hold fifth place in the conference at 4-10-2 overall and 4-5-1-1 in Conference play.
They will be hosting the Lake Superior State Lakers this weekend, who are tied for sixth place with a 7-6-1 overall record and 4-5-1 conference mark.
These two teams played each other in the beginning of November, where they split the series with a Tie and a Nanook Victory.
After a month that has seen the Nanooks go 4-3-1, we talked to head coach Erik Largen about the progress his team has made, and the upcoming series against Lake State.
"We're just trying to get better every single day and there's going to be some ups and some downs, but I like our trajectory. We're going up and it may not be as fast as we would like and it's not without it's downs. But at the same point, the guys have done a good job of improving. The guys have done a good job of coming to the rink every day to get better. We had a tough stretch early on but we found a way to weather it and come together as a group and have been playing better hockey as of late. They're going to be hungry for points against us and it's not easy to get wins in the WCHA, especially multiple wins. We know we're in for a test this weekend and hopefully we're up for the challenge," said Largen.