First UAF stunned the nation’s top-ranked team, Minnesota, on the road 4-3 in overtime. The Nanooks followed up by topping No. 1 Michigan 4-2 in their sold-out home opener at the Carlson Center and later dropped No. 1 University of Miami 4-3 in Oxford, Ohio. The magic finally ended when UAF played Michigan State tough before losing in the 2nd round of their conference tournament.