Game Day Central
Live Stats: AlaskaNanooks.com
You have no idea how excited I've been to see a hockey game in the Carlson Center again. It's only been about 50 days, but it feels like forever. Just walking back into the rink again this evening gave me the chills. Maybe it was the excitement, maybe it was the -30F weather, who knows.
Anyhow, this series should be a good test of the will of this Nanooks team, who are a bit deflated after a long road trip, coming back with an 0-2-2 record. As a result, a bit of changes for tonight should make things a bit interesting. Trevor Campbell, the freshman defenseman from Kansas City, who was a converted forward during his pre-collegiate years is switching back to the forward line at right wing on a line with Nolan Youngmun, and Matt Gates at center. Steve Thompson also gets the start in net relieving Greenham after allowing 17 goals in 4 games. Thompson's last start came at Notre Dame in which the team responded very well, sparking the 4-1-1 run after the strong effort he displayed in South Bend.
Conversely, not a lot of differences seen from Bowling Green. Andrew Hammond will start in net tonight as the Falcons will look for their first win since November 12th. The last time they faced the Nanooks resulted in getting swept on their own ice. Which was the first road sweep in some time for the Nanooks, as they rolled to 3-0, and 2-0 shutout wins. We'll see if the outcome is any different after a fairly significant delay during Seattle's Snowpocalypse, which is coincidentally holding up the officials for tonight's game. I'm told that everything has been worked out, but we shall see who has been selected before too long.
Sorry for the lack of a more detailed preview, but with the first week of classes here in Fairbanks, by the time I even get home, I was just exhausted mentally. I'll make it up to you next week!