The biggest game of the NFL concluded about one hour before the puck dropped at the Carlson Center. As North Pole native Daryn Colledge and the rest of the Green Bay Packers hoisted the Super Bowl trophy that bears the name of the legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi, the Nanooks were in the locker room preparing for a game of their own.
I will apologize in advance for the brevity of this post, but seeing this series unfold as it did stings a bit (not to mention I have an early morning tomorrow). Ferris State is a good team with one of the best goaltenders in the country, and although the Nanooks tested him at times, they couldn't put one past him when it counted.
Getting some penalties called (call them what you will), the 'Nooks found themselves in a 4 on 4 scenario that turned out they didn't want to be in. 2 bang-bang goals for Ferris State put the 'Nooks down 2-1, which Dustin Sather would equalize with his first of the season to put the Nanooks back in it going into the locker room before the 3rd period.
The game winning goal for Ferris State came on a heartbreaking play. Greenham made a mean save on a point blank save, but the puck came to Mike Fillinger behind the net who took a good shot to bank it in the net off of the inside of Greenham's pad.
With the loss, the Nanooks now firmly sit in 6th place with 12 points remaining on the table. The Nanooks make the long trek to Soo in Michigan's upper peninsula to take on the Lake State Lakers before returning home to close the CCHA regular season with a series against the Michigan State Spartans.