The Alaska Nanooks split the first two games of the Governor’s Cup against Anchorage

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks hockey program had the tale of two games to start the Governor's Cup against the Anchorage Seawolves.
Game 1 unfortunately was not the way they wanted to play in front of the home crowd.
The Nooks lost 4-1 to the Seawolves despite the offense scoring 4 minutes into the first period.
Colton Leiter scored off of passes from Nikolas Koberstein and Steven Jandric.
That's when the issues began for the Nanooks as they couldn't keep themselves out of the penalty box.
UAA scored four unanswered goals including two power play goals to put away Alaska.
Head Coach Erik Largen spoke after the game on what they needed to clean up.
"Take a minor penalty there at the end of the period and they capitalized on the power play you know give them credit in the second period and we looked a little bit sleepy. They outskated us and out worked us and outplayed us in the second. In the third period they got a power play goal, you know we battled back after that and had a number of chances waiting in the middle of the net, at the end of the day we need to be a lot better tomorrow night and go and get the split this weekend," said Largen.
The Nooks followed up the disappointment in Game 1 with a close victory over the Seawolves on Saturday.
Alaska won 2-1 over Anchorage as Kyle Marino got the night going with a first period goal off of passes from Chase Ellingson and Nikolas Koberstein.
Anchorage answered back with a power play goal early in the second, but Ryker Leer sealed the deal in the third with his game winner off of assists from Justin Young and Tristan Thompson.
Gustavs Grigals earned the start in between the pipes and he didn't disappoint with him getting 15 saves and only allowing a single goal in.
He spoke after the game about tying up the series.
"It's great cause yesterday we didn't play as good as can and today we showed that we were a better team than them. Yeah it's huge cause it's we don't want to go 0-2 and go down and play there so like it's tied right now. We can win both games in there so," said Grigals.
The Nanooks record improves to 9-12-1-1 with 29 points in the WCHA and prepare for a road series against the Bowling Green Falcons starting at 3 P.M. on Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio.