ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Colton Parayko’s blast in the second period was all Alaska-Fairbanks needed, as it began the 2014-15 season with a 1-0 upset win against No. 10 Wisconsin in the opening game of the Kendall Hockey Classic Friday night.
Parayko’s goal came with 4:55 left in the second period and was the lone goal in a game that featured excellent goaltending displays at both ends of the ice.
The victory marks the first time Alaska has ever beaten Wisconsin, as it was previously 0-7-0 against the Badgers, and was the first time Wisconsin was shut out in a season opener since 1963.
“We did a great job of controlling the play in front of Davis and he made some big saves when he had to,” said captain Parayko on the performance of his goaltender.