By Kyle Evans, Extreme Alaska
The Alaska Nanook Women’s hockey club defeated the Delaware Blue Hens 4-0.
After a slow start last night the Nanooks came out strong and scored quickly against Delaware. Brittany Stahle scored in less than seven minutes into the first period. “Those are always super good, we always get really revved up after getting a quick goal like that” said Nanook goaltender Katrina Lydon.
The second period also had a quick Nanook goal scored by Alaska forward Rackell Kowalchuck. She would add another goal on a power play. “It was a power-play goal, the puck came from the D-point from Erin Winters down to Cayla Wiita and Cayla took it in to shoot it and I just took the rebound” said, Kowalchuk. Stahle would add another goal in the third period to give the Nanooks the 4-0 win.
Nanook goaltender Katrina Lydon was able to turn away every opportunity the Blue Hens generated. “Whenever they had a chance she had to make a big save, she did it and that’s what we’ve come to expect from her” said, Alaska head coach Scott Vockeroth. Lydon was able to see the puck on her way to a 16 save shutout. “They were really good at screening but I told my defense that they need to pick up sticks and bodies and they did so it was good” said, Lydon.
After an exciting win the Alaska Nanooks are ready for their next opponent. “I’m just really excited to play this game tonight I think we’re ready” said, Lydon next the Nanooks will take on California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans at 3:45 Alaska standard time.” Hopefully if we play the same way tonight in that game we will advance into the semifinals without a doubt in my mind” said, Alaska assistant coach Jayson Kowalchuk.