Well, its a tough way to end the season. To play as well and as desperate as they did, I'm incredibly surprised that the Lakers defense held up like it did. But give Kapalka credit, he played a phenomenal game.
That said, tonight was the last time any of us saw our seven seniors suit up in a Nanooks uniform. It's even a little hard to write that, but Aaron Gens, Scott Enders, Scott Greenham, Justin Filzen, Carlo Finucci, Ron Meyers, and Cody Butcher have taken off their Nanooks jerseys for the last time. I've said it a number of times already, but thanks to these guys for four great years. During that time, we've seen three Governor's Cup wins, three home playoff series victories, a trip to the Joe, the program's first NCAA tournament appearance, along with enough highlight clips to keep us all on our toes excited for next year.
To the seven of you, thank you for your spirit, leadership, and your hard work. I'm looking forward to following your hockey endeavors wherever your talents take you, and I wish you nothing but the best of luck.
As far as next year goes, the Nanooks have a lot of good recruits to give them a breadth of young energy to add to this roster. After their respective junior seasons conclude, we'll look at the freshmen and how next years Nanooks team is shaping up.