Sad day down here in Anchorage. The Nanooks whipped the Seapups in everything but the score in a surprisingly civil game among the fans. Didn't see any incidents. The UAF student section was noticeably louder than theirs, but not a lot of energy from ours as the game wore on.
As soon as Basara scored that first goal 15 seconds into the 1st, I thought the 'Nooks were going to run away with it. I expected the slump to be over, but not so much. Dylan Hubbs with the breakaway evened the scoring through the first including the snarky tug of the jersey to the Nanooks fan section and as he passed by the Nanooks bench.
I think the 'Pups got the better of the play throughout the second period as they took the lead on a goal John Keeney may want back. Coldwell took the shot and the puck was rolling on him a bit, just seemed like it took a funny bounce over Keeney's blocker on the power play.
Tyler Morley knotted it up before the end of the 2nd and it gave the Nanooks a lot of momentum to open the 3rd. But the boys just couldn't capitalize. And the 'Pups put the dagger in the net with their first of just three shots on goal they had during the entire period. This one 9:35 in. Nanooks were outshooting them 4-0 before that goal.
I'm sure the team is frustrated too as the Nanooks losing skid continues through 5 games, and 1-7 in their last 8. The boys played well enough to win, but just couldn't get it done. The fight was there, the urgency was there, but couldn't get one through.
The snake venom needs to wear off soon. This bite hurts quite a bit...