|1st||11:18||AKA||1-0||PP||Scott Allen (7)||Blake Tatchell/12, Jarrett Brown/5|
|1st||15:17||AKA||2-0||PP GW||Brett Cameron (6)||Blake Tatchell/13, Scott Allen/7|
|2nd||4:31||AKF||1-2||PP||Nolan Kaiser (4)||Colton Parayko/12, Tyler Morley/16|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alaska Anchorage (6-11-4)||2/7||5/10||0|
|Alaska Anchorage Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Olivier Mantha (W, 5-7-3)||60:00||1||14||11||9||34|
|Sean Cahill (L, 2-4-0)||59:49||2||9||8||5||22|
FAIRBANKS - Alaska went down two goals early, and could not recover as it lost the opening game of the 2015 Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup to Alaska Anchorage, by a score of 2-1 Friday night at the Carlson Center.
The Seawolves scored two power play goals in the first period, before the Nanooks answered with a man-advantage goal in the second. But a penalty-laden third period and 34 saves by UAA's Olivier Mantha inhibited Alaska from finding the elusive game-tying goal.
Alaska racked up 87 penalty minutes, with the game reaching a boiling point in the final minute as the Nanooks had five individuals ejected from the game in the closing seconds, and six overall.
Early in the first period, Josh Erickson was ejected from the game with a contact to the head penalty, resulting in a five minute power play for Alaska Anchorage. Scott Allen and Brett Cameron capitalized on the resulting man advantage giving UAA a 2-0 lead.
In the second period, Nolan Kaiser pulled the Nanooks within one goal with a blast from the point on the power play. Kaiser hit a one-timed slap shot from a pass from Colton Parayko past Mantha to ignite the Carlson Center.
After the Kaiser goal, Alaska pushed for an equalizing goal, but could not find a way past the Anchorage netminder. Mantha made 14 saves in the first period and 20 in the next two combined to earn the win.
Sean Cahill made 22 saves and stopped the last 14 shots he faced.
With just over a minute to play, the Nanooks had a faceoff in the Seawolf zone and pulled Cahill in an effort to tie the game. However, back-to-back minor penalties put Alaska on a 5-on-3 penalty kill at the 1:18 mark.
Following those penalties, Alaska had four players and a coach ejected including Kaiser, who will miss tomorrow night's game through suspension.
Alaska will look to avenge the loss with a win against the Seawolves tomorrow night, as they host Alaska Anchorage again at 7:07 p.m. The two teams will wrap up the Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup the weekend of March 6-7 in Anchorage.