October 25, 2008

'Cats Shutout At Munn

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For the second time this season the Northern Michigan University hockey team was shutout. Tonight the Michigan State Spartans took care of the Wildcats at Munn Ice Arena, 2-0. NMU drops to 2-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). MSU improves to 3-2-1 and 1-0-1 respectively.
The two teams skated the first 20 minutes of the game scoreless. The Spartans got on the board at 8:48 of the middle frame when Daultan Leveille scored a  power-play goal. That goal would hold up until Matt Schepke scored into an empty net at 19:52 of the third period.
Brian Stewart tallied 21 saves and picked up third star honors. NMU had five more shots on goal than MSU at 28-23. A total of 10 power plays were skated as NMU was 0-6 and MSU was 1-4.
The ‘Cats are back home next week as they host the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday night (Oct. 31-Nov. 1 ) at 7:35 p.m. both nights.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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