FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) The Alaska Nanooks hockey program snapped a 16-game losing streak to the Michigan Tech Huskies to start their conference slate with a 2-0 sweep.
Alaska took Game 1 thanks to an explosive second period that saw the Blue and Gold score three goals. Kylar Hope, Justin Young and Chris Jandric all found the back of the net to give the Nooks the 3-0 lead. The Huskies scored twice to make it a one goal game, but the defense held on to give Alaska the WCHA win. Gustavs Grigals got the win in between the pipes with 16 saves.
In Game 2, the Nanooks won 2-1, this time with Grigals getting 23 saves.
The Nooks went up 2-0 with Tristain Thompson and Chris Jandric lighting the lamp. Alaska secured the sweep through their defense locking down the Huskies.
The WCHA handed out their weekly awards, giving Chris Jandric the conference defense man of the week. Jandric scored two goals in the series to pace the Nanooks, while also helping the back line limit the Huskies' attack.
The Nanooks now prepare for a two game series against Penn State on the road starting on Thursday.
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