DENVER, Colo. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team recorded a season-high 38 shots on goal Friday night in the first game of the Wells Fargo Denver Cup against Dartmouth, but it was not enough. Dartmouth defeated the Wildcats by a score of 4-1. NMU falls to 7-11-1 on the season while Dartmouth improves to 5-4-1. The ‘Cats are now 2-2-1 in non-conference games for the season.
The Big Green scored first with a goal by Joe Gaudet at 8:07 of the first period. NMU added a first-period goal by Phil Fox at 16:08 for his sixth of the season to make the score one-all. Mark Olver and Billy Smith picked up the assists on the marker.
Dartmouth added one goal in the second period and two in the third for the win. J.T. Wyman made the count 2-1 when he turned the lamp on at 12:16 of the middle frame with a power-play goal. Matt Reber at 14:57 and Nick Johnson at 17:42 scored for the Big Green in the final frame.
NMU was 0-4 with the extra skater as Dartmouth was 1-3 on the power play for the game. The Big Green had 31 shots for the game. Brian Stewart between the pipes for the ‘Cats had 27 saves. Mike Devine for Dartmouth turned away 37 shots.
The ‘Cats will now face the loser of the Denver-Sacred Heart game in the consolation game of the Wells Fargo Denver Cup tomorrow (Dec. 29).
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