Fairbanks, Ak. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell 3-1 on the road to the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play on Saturday (Nov. 23) at the Carlson Center.
Ferris State freshman defenseman Jake Willets picked up his third point of the weekend to keep his team-lead in point-scoring alive.
The Nanooks got on the board at 3:21 on the power play when Max Newton scored to give Alaska a 1-0 lead early in the first period.
Alaska made it 2-0 at 7:07 of the second period when Newton scored his second of the night on a power play goal as well.
At 15:06 of the middle frame, Bulldog senior defenseman and captain Nate Kallen made a drive down the left lane and fired a high shot past UAF goaltender Gustavs Grigals to cut the Nanook lead to 2-1. Willets (11) and freshman defenseman Blake Evennou (5) picked up assists on Kallen's goal.
Ferris State took a pair of late penalties, and with the goalie pulled, gave up a power play goal at 19:11 of the third period when Tyler Cline scored after the Bulldogs blocked three attempts at the empty net for the 3-1 final.
Bulldog freshman goaltender Carter McPhail made 20 stops in goal, while Grigals made 17 in the win for Alaska. Ferris State went 1-4 on the power play, while the Nanooks finished 3-4.
Ferris State heads south from Fairbanks to take on the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, beginning on Friday (Nov. 29) at the Seawolf Sports Complex. Puck drop is scheduled for 11:07 pm ET in Anchorage.