'Cats Fail To Advance At The CCHA Super Six
DETROIT, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats season-high five-gamewinning streak came to an end on Friday at the CCHA Super Six as the MichiganWolverines defeated NMU 5-1 in the first semifinal game of the day.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats this was the third year in a row that they failed to advance past thesemifinal game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is currently 21-15-4.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Michigan (26-12-2) will play in the CCHA Super Six Championship Game tomorrow, while the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will play in thethird place game tomorrow afternoon.
For the first 30 minutes of the game the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats andWolverines were scoreless.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Even after two periods of play the score was 1-0 infavor of the Maize and Blue, thanks to a goal by Brandon Kaleniecki at 10:14 of the period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe tried to keep the game close. I thought we did that for twoperiods, but then they came out and scored a power-play goal early to take thelead,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe knew going into the third that we havenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™t scored alot of goals all year. We knew we had to keep it a low scoring game. After twoperiods, we were feeling pretty good about it but somewhere late in the secondwe lost Nathan Oystrick.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The final period of the game is when the Wolverines explodedfor four goals.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Goals were scored by Kaleniecki at 00:28, Jeff Tambellini at 8:42, David Moss at 9:23 and T.J. Hensick at 11:15.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dave Bonk scored hisfourth goal of the season at 18:26 of the final stanza for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats lonescore.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Hunter and Bobby Selden assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œOur guys weredead in the third period. ThatÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s not an excuse. IÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™m giving Michigan fullcredit,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kyle added.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThey had the puck and pressured us. Our guys laid itout last night to beat a good team (Michigan State) and they just came througha real difficult trip.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Tuomas Tarkki started in goal for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats and had 29 saveson the day.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Al Montoya was between the pipes for the Wolverines andbackstopped 19 shots.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brian Garavaglia saw a little over two minutes in frontof the net against the Wolverines.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UM had one power-play goal on four chanceswhile the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats have yet to score a power-play goal for the playoffs as theywere shutout today on three opportunities.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UM had 34 shots for the game as theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had 20.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚