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Team Nunavut headed to gold medal game

U19 hockey squad to face Alaska in finals
Gregory Wiseman rips one toward the NT netminder. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

Team Nunavut’s U19 hockey squad is headed to the gold medal game against Team Alaska in the 2023 Arctic Winter Games tonight, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Centrefire Place.

Nunavut dominated Team NT in semifinal play, winning 7-2 off a five-point night from Kobe Tanuyak (two goals, three assists), plus two goals from Terence Pilakapsi and one each from Prime Paniyuk, Justin Issakiark and Max Ammaq.

Kadin Eetuk chipped in with two assists, while Gregory Wiseman, Micah Emiktowt, Paniyuk, Russell Matoo, Ammaq and Garren Voisey put up assists as well.

Team Alaska is coming off a 5-4 win in semifinals over Alberta North. Nunavut beat Alaska 4-2 in preliminary play earlier in the week.

Justin Issakiark snaps a shot on net en route to a Team Nunavut win in the semifinals over Team NT. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Micah Emiktowt surveys play in front of the Team NT net. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
Prime Paniyuk finds an opening and puts Team Nunavut up 1-0 early against Team NT. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo