November 25, 2002

'Cats Drop Wild Game In Omaha

Untitled Document OMAHA, Neb. - The second game of the weekend tilt between the Wildcats and Mavericks was out of the wild west days as it was a crazy game as the Mavs won, 5-4. The 'Cats were penalized for a season-high 26 minutes on 13 penalties. Eleven of NMU's penalties came in the third period. UNO was penalized 28 minutes on 14 penalties. Chris Gobert was awarded a penalty shot in the third period and made it, then was penalized for having an illegal stick. At one time in the third period five 'Cats were sitting in the box. On the power play the 'Cats were one for seven while the Mavs were one of six.
The loss snapped the 'Cats five-game winning streak as they are now 7-5-1 and 6-4-0 in the CCHA. UNO is now 4-7-1 and 3-5-0 in the conference.
Dan Donnette struck first for the 'Cats at the 5:17 mark of the first period. Jimmy Jackson assisted on the goal. UNO would get two goals to take the lead at 2-1, before Mike Stutzel scored at 14:06 of the opening period to even the score at two all after one period of play. Jackson and Gobert assisted on the goal.
The second period was all Mavs as they scored three goals in the 20 minutes. Terry Harrison scored his sixth goal of the season at 3:13 of the third period to make the score 5-3 on an assist from Gobert. Gobert then scored his penalty shot for the final margin.
The 'Cats are off until hosting the University of Michigan on Dec. 6-7.


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Dave Faiella
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