Three 'Cats All Have Two Points In Win
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After losing 2-1 last night theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Pat Bateman would answer for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsat 7:59 of the first period with a power-play goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The nexttwo goals scored by the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were on the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Siddall put thepuck in for his first career goal at 1:20 of the third period to tie the gameat two-all.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Patrick Murphy and Rob Lehtinen assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Dirk Southern added his power-play goal for the game-winner,3-2, at 8:40 of the period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bateman and Santorelli assisted on the goal. ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Santorellithen turned around and scored, his first career goal at 16:35 an even strengthgoal, for the final margin.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Southern and Bill Zaniboni assisted.
Zaniboni appearing in his first real game for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had33 saves on the night to pick up his first career win.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jason Montgomery forthe Huskies turned away 27 shots.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU converted half of their power-playopportunities on the night (3-6).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SCSU was shutout on the power play by theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats for the game (0-9).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The puck will drop at 7:35 p.m. bothnights.