After skating to a scoreless tie in regulation, the Nanooks gave up a goal early in overtime giving the second-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs a 1-0 victory at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.
Down by three points with 3.5 seconds left, the Nanooks inbounded the ball to Barnard near the midcourt line and he promptly launched the ball toward the basket.
The Nanooks scored two goals for the second straight night on Saturday at the Carlson Center, but it wound up to be two goals short as the Nanooks dropped a 4-2 decision to the ninth ranked Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.
After winning their season opener with a huge fourth quarter rally on Friday, the Nanooks fell behind early and couldn’t get close enough to make a final run in suffering an 81-69 loss to the Hillsdale College Chargers at the Alaska Airlines Center on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.
The Nanooks haven’t been able to score more than two goals in a game during their first nine games in the 2021-22 college hockey season, and that doesn’t bode well for the win column.
The Nanooks led from start to finish but it was by no way an easy verdict as they outlasted the host Sonoma State Seawolves 85-79 for Alaska’s first win of the season after losing twice in Hawaii last weekend.
After being outscored 28-10 in the third quarter and falling behind 64-53, the Nanooks scored 12 straight points to start the fourth quarter and battled to the finish to claim the win.