Friday night UAA faced off against the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup. Fifteen seconds into the start of the game the UAF Nanooks struck first with a goal scored by Marcus Basara. The Seawolves would tie the game at 15:49 of the first period. The goal scored by Dylan Hubbs, his second goal of the season. Jordan Kwas and Chris Williams assisted Hubbs on the play.
The second period started with UAA and UAF deadlocked at one goal apiece. A goal scored at 11:32 in the second period gave UAA a 2-1 lead over the Nanooks. The Seawolves held the lead until 18:24 of the second period; UAF’s Tyler Morley brought the score to goals for both teams.
The third period started the same way as the second period but with both teams locked in a 2-2 tie. At the 9:35 mark of the third period UAA’s Brett Cameron scored the game-winning goal, giving the Seawolves a 1-0 in the battle for the Governor’s Cup.
Saturday’s game saw the UAA Seawolves leading the UAF Nanooks 1-0 in the chase for the Governor’s Cup. UAF, however, proved to be no easy task for UAA. The Nanooks put the first goal of the game in the net at 2:03 of the first period. UAF’s Colton Beck scored the power play goal. With UAA trailing UAF 1-0, UAF added a second goal scored by Alec Hajdukovich, giving UAF a quick 2-0 lead over UAA. The Seawolves finally added a goal at 9:42 of the first period. Blake Tatchell scored the goal; Tatchell was assisted on the play from teammates Scott Allen and Austin Coldwell.
The second period began with UAA trailing UAF 2-1. At 7:03 of the second period UAA’s Andrew Pettitt tied the game with his first goal of the season. Pettitt was assisted on the goal from teammate Chase Van Allen, his third assist of the season.
The third period began with UAA leading the chase for the Governor’s Cup 1-0, and the score of the second game of this series tied with both teams having a two goal’s apiece. UAA struck first in the third period with a power play goal scored by Scott Allen. Allen was assisted on the goal from teammates Blake Tatchell and Matt Bailey. Seawolf Blake Leask gave UAA a two-goal lead with a goal scored at 3:30 of the third period. At 4:19 of the third period UAF’s Marcus Basara scored a goal to make it a one game goal. With UAA leading UAF 4-3, UAF’s Colton Beck scored the game-tying goal at 12:05 of the third period. The Nanooks’ Cody Kunyk at 17:13 of the third period scored the game-winning goal.
UAA and UAF both have a win apiece in the chase for the Governor’s Cup. The series will resume in Fairbanks on March 7 and 8.