HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team and the Michigan Tech Huskies hooked-up for a mid-week clash Tuesday at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The two teams were meeting for the third time this season. Each team had picked up a win on home ice this season before tonight’s clash. MTU took the first game in October in Houghton (5-3) while the Wildcats took the game before Christmas in Marquette (2-1). After the dust had settled tonight the two teams skated to a 1-1 score in overtime.
With the tie the ‘Cats are now 9-8-5 overall on the season while MTU is 3-18-1.
Both goals were scored in the middle frame. The Huskies struck first with an unassisted marker at 12:24 by Bennett Royer. NMU answered a little over a minute later when Phil Fox scored his fourth of the season at 13:34. Justin Florek picked up the lone assist on the goal.
Brian Stewart registered 32 saves on the night for the ‘Cats between the pipes. His counterpart from MTU, Kevin Genoe, recorded 33 saves.
Shots were almost even as NMU had one more for the game 34-33. NMU registered six shots in the first period as that was followed by 15 in the second, 11 in the third and two in overtime. Power plays were 0-5 for each side as penalties were the same as each side was called for five.
The ‘Cats will not have much time to rest as the team will be back in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA)play this weekend (Jan. 15-16) against the Bowling Green State University Falcons. The puck will drop each night at 7:35 p.m.
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