Friday, March 11, 2011

Nanooks Fall, Miami Forces the Issue & Wins 4-1

The Nanooks played a really good 30 minutes of hockey. Really. After Bryant Molle put the Nanooks up 1-0 in the first period. The Nanooks had a chance to go up 2-0 on a scramble in front of the net early in the second with Reichard sprawled out, but Cody Kunyk's shot was too high and it caromed off the crossbar. Just seconds later, Kunyk got flagged for a penalty as he got his stick involved in a check he put on Alden Hirschfeld. The RedHawks subsequently went to the power play tied the game at 1-1 in the second period courtesy of Chris Wideman.

The Nanooks had another good scoring chance to go up 2-1 about midway through the second as Colton Beck got a terrific shot off from the high slot area, and had Reichard beat, but he rang the post.

After that point, it was all down hill. The 'Nooks looked deflated, and just fell apart. Give credit to Miami, they forced the issue, but the Nanooks lost the drive and the momentum they had going for themselves, and didn't get it back until it was far too late.

The Nanooks were only able to put up 18 shots on goal all game, despite having about 5 and a half power play chances (box score will say 6, one of which only lasted about a minute).

The Nanooks need to rebound tomorrow, similarly to how they did back in November. Now they have to win 2 straight, or its season over.

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