Michigan State makes it the end of the line for UAF

Doyle Woody,Dwoody@adn.com

The season ended tonight for UAF.

Have to give big credit to Michigan State, which made its second trip to Fairbanks in three weekends and bagged the first-round CCHA series in three games with tonight's 4-3 win in Game 3.

UAF finished 17-16-4. The Nanooks got one goal out of winger Andy Taranto, who finished the season as the club's leading goal scorer and point producer (16-14--30 in 37 games) and closed his career with 59-51--120 totals in 146 games.

Safe to say Taranto's services will be very much in demand. He's a free agent, so good for him. 

The Spartans (13-23-3) and sophomore Tanner Sorenson of Anchorage (13-6--19 in 39) move on to the quarterfinals, where they will face league champion Miami (Ohio).

Also, in the ECAC Sunday, Dartmouth freshman winger Brad Schierhorn of Anchorage generated two goals and a helper to aid a 6-3 win over Harvard in the decisive Game 3 of that first-round series. Dartmouth (15-12-5) next faces Union in a best-of-3 quarterfinal series.

Schierhorn owns 5-5--10 totals in 28 games.

Doyle Woody, dwoody@adn.com