Nanooks Hockey Falter after Strong Start Against the Huskies

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks hockey team started off their series with the Michigan Tech Huskies with a commanding 3-0 start over their WCHA opponents on Friday.
However, it all fell apart in the second period with the Nooks losing five to four in overtime.
The Nanooks started the match with three straight goals with Colton Leiter, Chad Staley, and Tyler Cline putting the Nanooks in the driver's seat.
However, like most of the season, the Nooks came apart at the seams in the second period giving up three goals.
The second period has been an issue for Alaska, and it seems to be more of a defensive problem than a goalie one.
The Nanooks need to look at themselves in the mirror after giving up 10 goals in a two game series.
In the third period, the Huskies got a power play goal from Jake Lucchini to give them the lead, however Kylar Hope tied it up three minutes later.
In overtime, Jake Lucchini put it away with no defenders in front of him to give Michigan Tech to the overtime win.
The Nanooks knew they needed to improve to win in the second match, however it seemed like they regressed.
The second match saw Anton Martinsson come in after being benched for two games.
The Alaska Nanooks once again gave up three goals in the second in route to their five to one loss.
Justin Woods scored the only goal for Alaska in the third, however it was clown fiesta in the rest of the match.
The Nooks had 35 shots, and managed one goal, while the Huskies had 34 shots and scored five times.
They even had fans at the Carlson Center being louder than anyone else in the establishment.
The Nooks drop to four-10-2, with a conference record of 2-7-1.
The Nanooks need to improve across the board if they want a shot of getting out of the bottom of the WCHA.
Their next series will be against the other bottom dweller in the conference with Lake Superior State Universty this weekend in Michigan.