FAIRBANKS, Alaska ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Four times zones away the NorthernMichiganUniversityhockey team played a game on Friday night and the road woes continued for theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Entering the game on Friday theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 5-0-1 all-time in Fairbanks, Alaskaand 13-0-3 all-time against the Nanooks.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Nanooks byscoring a first period goal defeated the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats 1-0.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The shutout was the second time this seasonthat the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were held scoreless.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Theother time was against Michiganon Oct. 24, 2003.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU is now 3-8-1away from Marquette for the 2003-04season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Overall the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now 10-10-1 on the season and 8-9-0 in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UAF is 10-11-0 and 9-8-0in the conference.
The only scoring of the game came at of the opening period when Cam Keith scored an evenstrength goal for the Nanooks.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU had seven shots in the first period followed by 11 inthe second and 19 in the third for a total of 37 for the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UAF had 36 shots for the game as they had 11in the first period, 14 in the second and 11 in the third.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Craig Kowalski had 35 saves on the night andwas named the second star of the game for his play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Preston McKay went the distance for the hometeam as he registered 37 saves on the night.
NMU had two power-play opportunities on Friday night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Nanooks had three power-playchances.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The two teams will drop the puck on Saturday night for thesecond game of the weekend set.