MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team snapped its three-game skid to the Michigan Tech Huskies Friday night at the Berry Events Center. The game was even until the final minute or so of the game. NMU used a goal at 18:59 of the third period to pull out the 2-1 win.
With the win the ‘Cats improve to 7-8-4 overall on the season while the Huskies fall to 3-14-0.
MTU struck first with a goal at 8:14 of the second period by John Kivisto. About 10 minutes later the ‘Cats tied the game on a power-play goal by Andrew Cherniwchan at 18:09 for his second of the season. Kyle Follmer and Matt Butcher assisted on the goal. The two teams over the next 20 minutes or so had chances after chances. But, NMU finally got the break when Jared Brown scored his sixth goal of the season with 1:01 left in regulation. Cherniwchan and Scott Macaulay assisted on the goal. Cherniwchan ended the night doing his part on both goals.
On the power play the ‘Cats were 1-4 while the Huskies were 0-3. Shots were in favor of the visitors at 23-20. Brian Stewart picked up the win as he recorded 22 saves and is now 5-6-3 on the season. Kevin Genoe picked up the loss as he had 18 saves and is now 2-10-0.
NMU will have a little time off, as they will not play until hitting the ice at the University Minnesota Jan. 2 in the first game of the Dodge Holiday Classic against Clarkson.
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