MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team went through the exhibition portion of their schedule with a0-1-1 slate.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats tied the USNTDP U-18 team last night 3-3 and lost toYork University of Toronto tonight 1-0.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ It was the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats first loss in an exhibitiongame since the 1985-86 season when Team Canada defeated the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats twice.
The lone goal of the game came at 13:48 of the third periodwhen YorkÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Eric Gooldy scored on an assist from Phil Knapp.
Tuomas Tarkki got the start tonight and responded with 16saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was 0-10 on the power play while York was 0-4.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ A total of 25penalties were called for the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were whistled for 10 for 31minutes while the Lions had 15 for 30 minutes.
NMU opens the season for real next weekend when they face St. Cloud of the WCHA, on the road, for two games Oct. 15-16.