Go to Britton's blog nanookhockey.blogspot.com for a better recap.
1st Period:I think that UAA has to win by three or win by 2 with a shootout.
9 seconds in Maine #13 Vesey takes a tripping penalty while forechecking behind uaf's net. 1st power play didn't generate anything dangerous but there were a couple of smart passes as the 'nooks worked the zone. Decent kill from Maine.
Liking the play from Maine's Ceretaini on the forecheck … kinda gritty and hard nosed but not a big guy also had some skill with the puck.
Maine goal on a 4 on 2 rush … puck entered on the right side was dropped to the first D man who passed to the slot to the 2nd trailer who shot it … jones saved the shot but dropped the puck in the crease and Byron poked it home … assists to Brown (1st guy in) and Riley (shooter).
uaf goal on a screened shot from the low slot after the puck went deep and was passed out from behind the line … kreiger from parayko (this is a mistaken scoreline … they didn't correct it that I heard). Parayko should have been 2nd assist as I saw the play. But hey … my eyes aren't perfect.
2nd uaf goal from the edge of the face-off circle near the wall … a wrister that had eyes (or a tip that I didn't see) … maine goalie screened … atkinson from hajdukovich.
shots … maine attempted 17, 9 were blocked (holy cow) 1 off target .. 7 on goal
oaf attempted 14, none blocked 4 off target … 10 on goal
ruth took a shot from parayko on the power play right in the ribs … doubled him over slightly and he held it going to the bench … big bruise will come from that … came out ok for his next shift
maine on the pk looked to have adjusted and trying to deny the pass back to parayko at the top of the zone …
This period hasn't been quite as wide open/up and down/run and gun as the 1st though both teams are still pushing the pace when they can.
Rutt is a class act … knocked a nanook down at the whistle unintentionally and reaches down gives the kid a hand up … mostly that doesn't happen in hockey.
shots in the 2nd … oaf attempted 14 had 4 blocked and 3 off target 7 for the period
maine attempted 17 had 2 blocked with 7 off target 8 for the period
uaf goal … #12 perry made a nice rush off an errant pass at center ice … tried to go five hole but romeo saved and sparrow banged in the rebound in the crease …
pretty goal on the backdoor … 'nooks worked it into the zone nicely and #something took it deep to the right before atkinson made the sweet feed to a wide open hajdukovich on the back door who made no mistake with it ...
Devin Shore finally did something after being virtually invisible to me for 5 and 3/4 periods of hockey. He made two good plays on the puck behind the net and on the 2nd he banked a puck in off jones … maybe between the legs … basically from the goal line … it was a smart play …
Maine pulled the goalie after the drop and got some decent pressure … 'nooks iced it with 1:29 left …. they worked it for a chance that didn't come off and oaf cleared to the line and morley made no mistake on the empty net.