Friday, October 25, 2013

'Nooks Rally From 3 Goal Deficit to Win 5-4

Good comeback for the'Nooks tonight. I'll admit, even I had doubts after Mercyhurst went up 4-1 in the second period. I was a little beside myself to tell you the truth. Passing was terrible, and the breakout was nowhere to be found for a lot of the game. But the 'Nooks beared down and went to work, overcoming the odds to equal the largest defecit overcame in regulation under coach Ferguson. 

After jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, the Nanooks seemed to not be ready for Mercyhurst to pick it up. The Lakers started coming and the 'Nooks just didn't bring enough to stop 'em at first. 

Give Mercyhurst credit. They played with a lot of intensity and clearly used their flight time to study up on some video. They had the Nanooks breakout read pretty well, and feeding on turnovers like their mothers owned a bakery. I couldn't believe what I was watching. 

However, the 'Nooks shook it off and started to play tough, grind-it-out hockey and just flat out went to work. And in the 3rd period, it was the Beck and Kunyk show that was on full display. Beck rattled off two including a shorty, both from Kunyk. And Kunyk nabbed the game winner from Beck with 1:39 to go. 

Overall, a solid effort in the comeback from a situation the guys probably shouldn't have been in. But with perseverance and grit, the boys came back and earned the win. 

John Keeney will start in goal for the 'Nooks tomorrow, which was planned from the beginning to rotate the two this weekend. Look for the two of them to push each other all season. 

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