MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Miami RedHawks scored two goals in the third period to seal the 4-1 win over the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Friday night at the Berry Events Center. With the loss Walt Kyle will have to wait another day to reach his 100th win at NMU. He is now 0-4 in his attempt to reach the century mark.
NMU falls to 12-21-2 overall on the season and 9-17-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). The RedHawks improve to 23-10-4 and 16-7-4 respectively.
Miami jumped on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal by Ryan Jones at 3:57 of the first period. Nathan Davis made the count 2-0 with his 20th goal of the season at 1:48 of the second period.
Pat Bateman scoring his sixth goal of the season cut Miami’s lead to 2-1 at 1:45 of the third period. Matt Siddall assisted on the goal.
The RedHawks then would answer with goals at 10:20 and 18:34 respectively by Alexandre Lacombe and Jarod Palmer for the final two scores on the night.
Both teams went 0-5 on the power play for the game. The RedHawks had the advantage on shots at 20-13.
Bill Zaniboni began the game in goal for the ‘Cats, but was pulled after Miami’s second goal. He ended the game with six saves. Brian Stewart came in relief of Zaniboni and had 10 saves on the night. Jeff Zatkoff turned the puck away 12 times for the RedHawks as he picked up the win.
NMU will conclude the regular season tomorrow night with game two of the CCHA set against the Miami RedHawks at 7:35 p.m. at the Berry Events Center. Before Saturday’s game the NMU senior will be recognized for Senior Night.
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