Brandon Morley Hat Trick Helps Alaska Defeat Bemidji State, 4-3
Junior forward Brandon Morley scores hat trick for Nanooks

Junior forward Brandon Morley had a hat trick for the Nanooks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:23  BMJ1-0 EV Charlie O'Connor (3)Brendan Harms/5, Cory Ward/4
1st 6:03  BMJ2-0 PP Brendan Harms (1)Gerry Fitzgerald/2, Markus Gerbrandt/4
1st 12:39  AKF1-2 EV Brandon Morley (3)Zach Frye/6, Nolan Huysmans/6
1st 19:19  AKF2-2 EV Brandon Morley (4) -
2nd 12:35  BMJ3-2 EV Leo Fitzgerald (1)Gerry Fitzgerald/3, Brendan Harms/6
2nd 16:41  AKF3-3 EV Brandon Morley (5) -
3rd 3:07  AKF4-3 SH GW Zach Frye (2) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Alaska  2114
Bemidji State  2103
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Alaska  59519
Bemidji State  14101034
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska (4-5-0)  0/3 7/14 1
Bemidji State (1-5-2)  1/7 3/6 0
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jesse Jenks (W, 2-0-0)60:003 1291031
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Michael Bitzer (L, 1-5-2)58:314 38415
Empty Net1:290     

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- The Bemidji State University men's hockey team burst into its series with University of Alaska netting two goals in the first 6:03 of play, but costly miscues provided Brandon Morley and the Nanooks an opportunity they capitalized on to take the 4-3 victory Friday at Sanford Center.

Morley netted two first period goals to tie the game, 2-2, and added a third at the 16:41 mark of the third to lead all scorers and complete his first collegiate hat trick.

Both Brendan Harms and Gerry Fitzgerald posted multi-point efforts on the night for BSU. Harms netted his first goal of the season to go with two assists, while G. Fitzgerald added two assists.

With the loss Bemidji State drops to 1-5-2 overall and 0-4-1 in WCHA play, while Alaska improves to 4-5-0 on the season with a 2-3-0 league record.

Bemidji State looks to even the series tomorrow when it again hosts Alaska. Opening faceoff is set for 7:07 p.m. at Sanford Center.