Alaska Sweeps Ferris State With 6-0 Shutout
Sophomore goaltender Davis Jones makes 26 saves for Nanooks

Sophomore goaltender Davis Jones made 26 saves for the Nanooks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:26  AKF1-0 EV GW Marcus Basara (9)Kyle Froese/4, Colton Parayko/11
1st 18:18  AKF2-0 EV Garrick Perry (3)Josh Atkinson/4, Marcus Basara/8
2nd 16:53  AKF3-0 EV Tayler Munson (5)Zach Frye/2
3rd 7:10  AKF4-0 PP Nolan Kaiser (3)Tyler Morley/14
3rd 13:32  AKF5-0 EV Josh Erickson (2)Alec Hajdukovich/6
3rd 13:54  AKF6-0 EV Zach Frye (2)Peter Krieger/5, Nolan Huysmans/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  0000
Alaska  2136
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  1012426
Alaska  1271231
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (9-11-1)  0/5 7/14 0
Alaska (12-8-0)  1/4 8/16 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
C.J. Motte (L, 9-11-1)60:006 106925
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Davis Jones (W, 9-4-0)60:000 1012426

FAIRBANKS - Following yesterday's come from behind victory, the Nanooks left little doubt tonight as they stormed to a 6-0 win to earn a Western Collegiate Hockey Association weekend sweep of Ferris State.

Marcus Basara, Garrick Perry, Tayler Munson, Nolan Kaiser Josh Erickson and Zach Frye were all on the score-sheet for the Nanooks (12-8-0, 7-7-0 WCHA) who have now won four straight on the bounce.

Davis Jones earned his fourth shutout of the season, as he made 26 saves, including 22 in the first two periods.

After yesterday's frustration in front of goal, the Nanooks were determined to get to Motte early and often, which they did, starting midway through the first period. Basara crashed the net and deflected Kyle Froese's effort past CJ Motte to give Alaska the lead. After reviewing the play to see if it was touched with a high stick, the referees determined that the goal would stand, yeielding Basara's ninth tally of the season.

Alaska added to its lead with just under two minutes to play in the period, in similar fashion, as Josh Atkinson threw a puck towards the net which Perry redirected past the Ferris shot-stopper to double Alaska's advantage. The Nanooks ended the period with a 2-0 lead and they outshot the Bulldogs 12-10.

The second period was similar to last night's with physical play trumping offensive scoring chances. In reality, it was Ferris State who created the majority of the threats, as they edged Alaska 12-7 in shots for the period, but Jones was able to thwart every attempt on target. The Nanooks defense was strong throughout, as they blocked a number of shots from every reaching their netminder. Then, at the 16:53 mark, following the conclusion of a 4-on-4 situation, Frye connected with Munson who slammed home from close range on a 2-on-1 rush.

Alaska fed off the momentum going into the third period with three tallies in the closing frame. The barage started on the power play, as Nolan Kaiser unloaded a blistering slap shot past Motte directly off a faceoff win by Tyler Morley. The goal, at the 7:10 mark of the period, was Kaiser's third of the campaign as he continues his offensive surge in his senior season.

The Nanooks then scored back-to-back goals just 20 seconds apart. Erickson scored a goal very similar to his mark yesterday, as Hajdukovic dispossesed a Bulldog defender and threw the puck towards the front where Erickson collected, spun and fired it into the back of the net. With Ferris still realing from that goal, Frye capitalized with his second goal of the season. Frye flung the puck towards the Ferris goal, where Motte misjudged it and bungled it over the line for Alaska's sixth goal.

The win was the biggest for any Nanook hockey team since a 6-0 triumph over Alaska-Anchorage in October of 2004, and moves Alaska to 7-0-0 in games where they score four or more goals.

Jones, who has been impressive as of late, now has four shutouts on the season and has not allowed more than one goal in a game since early December in the loss to No. 2 Minnesota State.

Alaska will now take its four game winning streak to Ohio, where it takes on Bowling Green the weekend of January 9-10. Those games are scheduled to begin at 3:07 p.m. AKST.