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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Alaska/Northern Michigan Video Highlights

Here are some video highlights from the Nanooks 3-3 tie with Northern Michigan on Friday, November 27, 2009. Courtesy of Thomas Bohnet. Enjoy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Greenham named CCHA Goaltender of the Month

Nanooks goaltender Scott Greenham was named the CCHA goaltender of the month for October.

Here is the release from the Alaska Nanooks site.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that Alaska Nanooks sophomore goaltender Scott Greenham (Addison, ON) has been named the RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month for October. This is the first time Greenham has earned the honor in his career.

Greenham, a 22-year-old from Addison, Ontario, led the Nanooks to a 5-0-1 record in October and leads the CCHA in winning percentage (.917), save percentage (.949) and goals-against average (1.14). His goals-against average ranks second in the nation and first among goaltenders to record more than 100 minutes. In addition, Greenham ranks sixth in Division I in save percentage and second among netminders who have faced more than 100 shots on goal.

The 6-foot-2, 197-pound sophomore has been named CCHA Goaltender of the Week two times through the first four weeks of play. Greenham was the first player to receive the honor after being named Most Outstanding Player in the Kendall Hockey Classic Oct. 10-11. He allowed just one combined goal in wins over then-No. 4/3 Michigan (2-0) and Mercyhurst (5-1) with a total of 43 saves. Greenham was recognized a second time after allowing just three goals, two of which came on the power play, during Alaska’s home sweep of Ferris State, Oct. 30-31.

Special mention for RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month honors goes to Bowling Green freshman forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Ferris State senior forward Blair Riley, Lake Superior senior forward Zac MacVoy, Miami sophomore goaltender Cody Reichard, Michigan junior forward Matt Rust, Michigan State junior forward Corey Tropp, Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Rich Purslow, Northern Michigan junior forward Mark Olver, and Notre Dame senior defenseman Kyle Lawson.

The RBC Financial Group CCHA Rookie of the Month is Michigan State's Derek Grant, who is tied for first in the nation in scoring among rookies with 10 points, including four goals and six assists. Alaska Nanooks right wing Andy Taranto (Woodridge, IL) earned special mention for CCHA Rookie of the Month for October. Taranto has two goals and four assists in six games for the Blue and Gold.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Players of the Week

Both the GNAC and the CCHA announced their players of the week and two Nanooks took home honors. Senior setter Alexa Sherman and sophomore goaltender Scott Greenham was named CCHA goalie of the week.

Here are the releases for the Nanook players:

Alexa Sherman

Alaska Nanooks senior setter Alexa Sherman (Calabasas, CA) was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending 11-1.

Sherman had 91 assists, 15 kills, 14 digs, and hit for a .684 percentage in a 2-0 week for Alaska, defeating St. Martin’s (3-1) and Western Oregon (3-1). She had 50 assists and 10 kills in the Nanook win over Western Oregon, while hitting a team best .818 as the Nanooks set a GNAC single-match record for a four set contest with a .407 hitting percentage.

On the season, Sherman is fifth in the GNAC in assists per set with 9.60 and is currently ranked seventh in GNAC history with 3,421 assists and ninth in conference history in assists per set (9.68).

Sherman is the second Alaska volleyball player to win player of the week. Senior outside hitter Megan Thigpen took home the award for the week ending September 9.

This will be the second time Sherman was named GNAC player of the week in her career at Alaska. She was named co-player of the week in 2008 for the week ending September 13.

Scott Greenham

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that Alaska Nanooks sophomore Scott Greenham (Addison, ON) has been selected as the conference’s goalie of the week, for the week ending November 1.

Greenham stopped 44 of the 47 shots he faced in a pair of wins over Ferris State to help his team sweep the opening weekend of CCHA play and remain unbeaten on the season at 5-0-1. His 1.44 goals-against average and .940 saves percentage improved his season totals to 1.14 GAA and .949: good for second and fifth amongst NCAA Division I goalies. His .917 winning percentage is also tied for sixth nationally.

He made 24 stops in Friday’s 3-1 win against the Bulldogs that kept him unbeaten in his first nine career starts (7-0-2) and tied a mark set by former Nanook goaltender Keith Bartusch (2001-05), who was 6-0-3 in his first nine starts. Saturday, his 20-save performance in Alaska’s 3-2 overtime win improved his career record to 8-0-2, making him the first Alaska netminder in the program’s 30-year history to go unbeaten in his first 10 career starts.

In addition to his unbeaten record, Greenham backstopped the Nanooks to 19 consecutive penalty kills, before surrendering the first power-play goal of the season late in the first period Friday against the Bulldogs. The shutout of the opponents’ special teams lasted over 329 minutes.

This is Greenham’s third CCHA player of the week award and second of the season. He was named the CCHA Goalie of the Week after the opening weekend of the season (Oct. 9-10) after being named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Kendall Hockey Classic. Last season he earned CCHA Goalie of the Week for the week of October 14-20, following a 5-0 whitewashing of Mercyhurst: his second shutout in just his second career start.
Jaime Schwartzwald brings us some more video action of the Alaska Nanooks and their thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over Ferris State.

Hit the Jump to read the game stories of the Nanooks two wins on the weekend.