MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team is the lone Wildcat squad at home this week. Men’s and women’s basketball continues with its road trek. Swimming and diving along with Nordic skiing are also away from Marquette.
The hockey team (10-10-6, 6-8-4-1 CCHA) will be returning home to the Berry Events Center to host the Alaska Nanooks Friday and Saturday (Jan. 29-30) with the puck dropping each night at 7:35 p.m. In the first meeting in Fairbanks Nov. 27-28, both games ended in a tie as the Nanooks won the shootout both nights. The Wildcats are looking forward to getting back in the winning column after being swept by Nebraska-Omaha last week.
‘Cat fans are welcome to attend the Blue Line Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the University Center Friday (Jan. 29). The event is open to the public with the cost of the luncheon $8.50 per person. Scheduled to speak are NMU head coach Walt Kyle and Alaska coach Dallas Ferguson. Selected NMU players will say a few words.
The women’s (12-5, 9-3 GLIAC) and men’s (7-9, 4-8 GLIAC) basketball teams pay a visit to Big Rapids, Mich. as they face the Bulldogs of Ferris State. Tip-off is scheduled for Thursday (Jan. 28) at 6 p.m. for the women’s game followed by the men’s game at approximately 8 p.m. Both basketball teams continue its road trip as the next stop is Allendale, Mich. to face Grand Valley State Saturday (Jan. 30) at 1p.m. for the women and approximately 3 p.m. for the men.
The NMU men’s basketball team is looking to snap a five-game losing streak after a 59-56 setback at Saginaw Valley State last Saturday. The NMU women’s basketball team will try to keep its three-game winning streak alive after nipping Saginaw Valley State in overtime, 69-67.
All basketball and hockey games can be heard on The Point (100.3 FM) as well on a stream off the NMU athletic web site (http://webb.nmu.edu/SportsAthletics/).
The NMU women’s swimming and diving team hits the road as they compete against Grand Valley State Saturday (Jan. 30) at 1 p.m. They are coming off a weekend performance at the Stevens Point Invite.
The NMU Nordic skiing teams are heading to Cable, Wis. to compete in the Central SuperTour (Jan. 30-31). The men’s Nordic ski team is coming off a second-place finish in Minneapolis, Minn. while the women’s team won the event.
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Release by Stanley Jefferson
Sports Information Director