The penalty box was a busy place Friday night at Sullivan Arena, where Alaska’s two Division I college hockey teams played a penalty-filled game.
UAF took a big step toward keeping the Governor’s Cup trophy by breezing past UAA 4-0. The win gives the Nanooks a 2-1 edge in the four-game series, which wraps up Saturday at 7:07 p.m. with a game that will mark the end of the season for the Seawolves.
The teams combined for 29 penalties (16 for UAA, 13 for UAF) and 101 penalty minutes. UAA forward Tanner Schachle was ejected early in the third period, and on more than one occasion there were multiple players from both teams in the penalty box.
Steven Jandric scored twice, Anton Martinsson had a 22-save shutout and Max Newton and Ryker Leer contributed goals for Fairbanks (11-19-3 overall, 11-14-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association).
Kristian Stead stopped 23 shots for UAA, which was shut out for the 11th time this season.