Friday, February 17, 2006

Mavs 4, Weasels 3

UNO's hot run in 2006 continued tonight at the Civic with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Michigoon. UNO jumped out to an early lead in the 1st period, and found themselves up 3-0 in the third period before the Weasels came storming back. Freshman goon Jack Johnson pulled the Weasels to within 1 by scoring with under 4 minutes in the game while both teams were one man short. Then, Matt Hunwick scored his second goal of the period to tie the game one minute later. (Video:

Did that silence the Mav crowd? For about 2 seconds. By the time the teams lined up for the ensuing faceoff, the crowd was already chanting.

Six seconds later, bedlam ensued.

Alex Nikiforuk took the faceoff and skated straight for Weasel goalie Noah Ruden and buried his shot to reclaim the lead with the game-winner. That had to be quite a shot to the Weasels psyche after fighting back to tie the game and grab the momentum, only to have Niki immediately rip it out of their throats.

Quite a game at the old barn, and should be quite a game tomorrow night to finish out the series.

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