Nanooks hockey falls 2-9-2 in matchup against Michigan Tech

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Our own Nanook hockey team has taken to the road once more, this time to face-off against Michigan Tech in their hometown of Houghton. Unfortunately they lost this one 2-1, taking the nooks overall WCHA standing down to 2-4-1 and their seasonal standing to 2-9-2.
With that said, the Michigan Tech Huskies have become the leaders in the WCHA this season thanks to their win, moving up to 6-5-0 overall and 5-0-0 in conference.
This match has further solidified the nooks strategy of taking to the ice hot in the first but then falling off after the fact. Not to glaze over the fact the team has garnered two wins in their season within the last three matchups, they have three losses this season after losing energy the first period. Within the first period they can easily manage a puck in net, but the trend of losing ground after the first has remained steadfast this season.
Ryker Leer of blazer #23 is responsible for the team's point made, but not without the help of Sam Ruffin and Antti Virtanen. This was 2 minutes after the Huskies scored with the help of Brian Halonen and Colin Swoyer.
The second then saw nothing but net from the Huskies at 15 minutes of game-time and the third was empty.
Gustavs Grigals had quite the night as the nooks goalie, ending with a total save percentage of .958, and saving 46 of the Huskies total 48 shots made at net.
Alaska made less than half of Michigan's shots at 21, with more than two times the penalty time MT made in minutes at 21 as well.
This ends the first of two matchups between the teams and will be concluded tonight at the McInnes Student Ice Arena.