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Posted on Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 6:59 a.m.

Michigan hockey team's winless streak reaches seven in Alaska

By Staff

Alaska scored two goals over a seven-second span of the second period and the Michigan hockey team couldn’t recover in a 4-3 loss early Saturday morning in Fairbanks.

“When you give up two goals in seven seconds, that's unbelievable. That can't happen,” Michigan coach Red Berenson told

“And I can't tell you it was a great goal on their part or a bad play on our part, but it happened. That's what happens when you get pucks to the net."

The Nanooks’ Michael Quinn broke a 1-1 tie at 8:31 of the second period and, after winning the ensuing faceoff, Colton Beck got the first of his two goals at 8:38.

The Wolverines twice cut into Alaska’s two-goal leads -- on goals by Chris Brown and Lee Moffie -- but couldn’t score an equalizer despite outshooting the Nanooks 17-5 in the third period.

The loss in front of 3,048 at the Carlson Center extended Michigan winless streak to seven games.

The Nanooks (7-8-2, 4-7-2-0) moved into a tie for eighth place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, leapfrogging the Wolverines (7-8-2, 3-6-3-1), who fell to 10th.

"I think teams are getting some lucky bounces and we're not getting the luck so much,” Brown said. “We just need to play better. We have to win a game here soon."

A.J. Treais opened the game’s scoring less than three minutes into the game. Neither team would score on their four power play chances.

The teams meet again at 11 p.m. Saturday night.



Sat, Dec 3, 2011 : 2:51 p.m.

This team is putting itself in a serious hole for making The Tournament, jeopardizing M's record of 2,160 years in a row. They will end up having to win the CCHA tourney to qualify. They managed that 2 years ago but the odds are definitely against it. There is time to turn this around but it has to start right away.