MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team had 34 shots Saturday night against the Ferris State University Bulldogs. NMU held Ferris to just 12 shots for the game. The Bulldogs did not even have a shot in the first period. But that did not matter as the Bulldogs swept the Wildcats with the 2-1 win Saturday night.
NMU drops to 3-10-1 overall on the season and 2-9-1-0 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). Ferris improves to 7-6-3 and 6-4-2-0 respectively. The ‘Cats have yet to win on a Saturday night this season as they are 0-7-0 for the second game of a series.
All three goals for the game were scored in the middle frame in a span of a little over six minutes. Ferris got on the board first at 11:24 on a power-play goal by Blair Riley. Nicholas Kosinski scored his first collegiate goal to tie the game at one-all at 17:29. Erik Gustafsson and Blake Cosgrove assisted. Kosinski joins Gustafsson and Justin Florek who scored their first collegiate goals last night for the weekend. Ferris did not waste much time in getting the lead back as they scored the game-winning goal nine seconds later by Jordie Johnston at 17:38.
NMU had 11 shots in the first period, 11 in the second and 12 in the third. Ferris accounted for its shots with nine in the second period and three in the third. The Bulldogs scored a power-play goal in four opportunities on the night. NMU was shutout in nine power-play opportunities.
Devan Hartigan between the pipes for the ‘Cats had 10 saves. Pat Nagle for Ferris, who picked up first star of the game honors, had 33 saves.
The ‘Cats are back in action next week (Dec. 5-6) when they travel to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. to take on the Lake Superior State Lakers.
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