ST. CLOUD, Minn. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats opened up the 2004-05hockey season tonight in a place where they were only 2-13-1 entering thegame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU (0-1-0) lost to St. Cloud on Friday night by a 2-1 count.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheHuskies are now 2-0-1 on the young season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
SCSU scored a goal at 6:22 of the second period by AndrewGordon to take the early 1-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Huskies added a power-play goal at11:05 by Matt Gems of the middle period to take the 2-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Contoisgot the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats within one with a little over five minutes left in the game witha power-play goal (14:41).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Tuomas Tarkki was in net for NMU as he had 32 saves on thenight.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SCSU was 1-9 on the power play while the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 1-7.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The home teamhad the advantage with the shots as the Huskies had 34 to 19 for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The two teams will square off again on Saturday night at St. Cloud.