FAIRBANKS, Alaska The University of Alaska Fairbanks broke open a scoreless game scoring two goals 44 seconds apart in the second period on its way to a 4-1 win over Ferris State in Central Collegiate Hockey Association Saturday night.
In sweeping the weekend's series, The Nanooks improved to 3-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the CCHA while defending regular-season champion Ferris State fell to 2-4-0, 1-3-0. UAF defeated the Bulldogs 4-2 on Friday in the series opener.
After a scoreless first period senior forward Ryan Lang put UAF on the board, taking a pass from Tom Herman and scoring his third goal of the season at 9:03. Ryan Campbell then put UAF up 2-0, making a move around Ferris State goaltender Mike Brown before burying the puck at 9:47. Both goals came with the teams playing 4-on-4 hockey.
At 15:25 of the second period the Nanooks took a 3-0 advantage on a power-play goal by Cam Keith, his third tally of the season. Ferris State's Brett Smith deflected in a shot on the power-play at 13:43 of the third period to cut the lead to 3-1.
Nanook freshman Lucas Burnett completed the scoring with his second goal of the year off an assist by Paul Austin.
Keith Bartusch made 26 saves for UAF. Mike Brown made 36 saves for the Bulldogs. A total of 23 penalties were called in the game, most of them coincidental minors.
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