|2nd||9:08||ALH||1-0||EV||Max McHugh (4)||Cody Champagne/2, Chad Brears/5|
|2nd||11:53||AKF||1-1||EV||Alec Hajdukovich (2)||Nolan Kaiser/6, Trevor Campbell/7|
|OT||1:23||AKF||2-1||EV GW||Tayler Munson (4)||Nolan Huysmans/3, Peter Krieger/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alabama Huntsville (3-12-2)||0/1||3/6||0|
|Alabama Huntsville Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Carmine Guerriero (L, 3-7-1)||61:23||2||11||13||17||3||44|
|Davis Jones (W, 6-4-0)||61:23||1||3||4||9||0||16|
FAIRBANKS - Tayler Munson scored the game-winning goal in overtime and Alec Hajdukovich scored in the second period, to earn the Alaska Nanooks a 2-1 victory over Alabama Huntsville in a tight Western Collegiate Hockey Association game on Friday night. The game served as Military Appreciation Night for the Nanooks, who honored those serving at home and abroad.
Munson crashed the net hard and slotted home the rebound off of shot from Nolan Huysmans to give Alaska (9-8-0, 4-7-0 WCHA) its fourth straight series-opening win.
Neither team was able to find the breakthrough in the opening period, though the Nanooks did outshoot Huntsville 11-3. That territorial advantage increased in the second period, but it was the Chargers (3-12-2, 2-9-0 WCHA) who took the lead at the 9:08 mark. Capitalizing off some rare offensive zone pressure, Max McHugh redirected a shot from Cody Champagne to beat Davis Jones and give Alabama Huntsville a 1-0 lead.
That lead would not last long, however, as Hajdukovich blasted one past Huntsville's Carmine Guerriero to level the game at one goal apiece. After a D-to-D pass from Campbell to Kaiser, the latter fed Hajdukovich who entered the zone and ripped one over the opposing goaltender's shoulder. The Nanooks would close out the second period with a 24-7 shots on goal advantage.
Despite some great chances in the third period, neither team was able to find the elusive second goal. Marcus Basara came the closest, as he followed up a Brandon Morley breakaway opportunity, but was unable to lift it past the glove of Guerriero. At the other end, Jones was able to make some key saves, and controlled his rebounds exceptionally well, as he made nine saves in the third frame.
The game did not stay tied in overtime for long as Munson's goal came at just the 1:23 mark, as he rounded Guerriero on the rebound opportunity to give Alaska the win.
Alaska will look to complete its series sweep, as it takes on the Chargers, again, at 7:07 p.m. Saturday night at the Carlson Center.