Nanooks Hockey Splits Series with Wildcats

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks hockey team was pitted against the 20th ranked Northern Michigan Wildcats this past weekend, and they were able to split the series at home.
In the opening match, the Nooks dropped it five to three, with Wildcats dominating the second period in the game.
Nanooks tied it in the first with a Tyler Cline goal, but a power play goal for the Wildcats made it two to one heading into the second.
The period seemed it was going fine with Ross Heidt tying it up for Alaska, but then the onslaught occurred.
In the span of six minutes, the Wildcats scored three goals, with the last one being a power play goal.
This forced head coach Lance West's hand to make a change at goalie, removing Anton Martinsson from the crease.
In third, Colton Leiter scored their last goal to make it five to three.
In the final match, the Nanooks decided to roll with Niko DellaMaggiore in at goal, and he didn't disappoint.
The sophomore held his own, keeping the Wildcats out until there was two minutes left in the match.
It started with a strange goal from Tristan Thompson, as there seemed to be no puck going in, but that the goalie kicked up the net in the process and the puck slid underneath.
However, for the first "real" goal it was Max Newton knocking down the late second period goal to put them up two to zero.
This pushes the Nanooks record to four-eight-and one, and now prepare for Michigan Tech this weekend here in Fairbanks.