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ST. CLOUD, Minn. -  After losing 2-1 last night theâ€Â˜Cats came back to score three third period goals to take the second game ofthe weekend set against the Huskies 4-2 on Saturday night.  NMU evens theirseason record at 1-1-0 while St. Cloud is now 2-1-1.


The Huskies got on the board first with a goal by BillyHengen at 1:56 of the opening period.  Pat Bateman would answer for the â€Â˜Catsat 7:59 of the first period with a power-play goal.  The goal was his first ofthe season as Darin Olver and Jamie Milam assisted.


SCSU scored the lone goal in the second period to take the2-1 lead when Andrew Gordon scored an even strength goal at 13:44.  The nexttwo goals scored by the â€Â˜Cats were on the power play.  Matt Siddall put thepuck in for his first career goal at 1:20 of the third period to tie the gameat two-all.  Patrick Murphy and Rob Lehtinen assisted. 


Dirk Southern added his power-play goal for the game-winner,3-2, at 8:40 of the period.  Bateman and Santorelli assisted on the goal.  Santorellithen turned around and scored, his first career goal at 16:35 an even strengthgoal, for the final margin.  Southern and Bill Zaniboni assisted.


Zaniboni appearing in his first real game for the â€Â˜Cats had33 saves on the night to pick up his first career win.  Jason Montgomery forthe Huskies turned away 27 shots.  NMU converted half of their power-playopportunities on the night (3-6).  SCSU was shutout on the power play by theâ€Â˜Cats for the game (0-9).  But, the home team had the 35 to 31 shot advantage.


NMU will have their home and CCHA opener next weekendagainst Michigan State (Oct. 22-23).  The puck will drop at 7:35 p.m. bothnights.





Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director