Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Thursday night in Houghton it wasNathan Oystrick with the hat trick, tonight in Marquette it was Darin Olver whoturned the light on three times.  For the game the â€Â˜Cats defeated the Huskies6-3. Ã‚  The win was NMUâ€Â™s seventh straight without a loss as their record is now5-1-2 overall on the season.  The Huskies fall to 1-6-1 on the season.  Thecrowd of 4,197 set a new Berry Events Center record for a hockey game as theold record of 4,163 was set a couple of weeks ago on Oct. 23 against MichiganState.  â€ÂœWe got three out of four points against a big rival,â€Â Walt Kyle said. 


Pat Bateman scored the first goal of the game, his second onthe season, on the power play at 4:21 of the first period.  Olver and JamieMilam assisted on the goal.  Tech would tie the game on a goal by Lars Helminenon the power play at 9:34 of the opening period.  Olver would score less thanfour minutes later (13:23) his first goal of the game and season to give theâ€Â˜Cats the 2-1 lead.  Andrew Sarauer and Milam assisted. 


Olver scored his second of the game, a shorthanded goal, at00:47 of the second period from Bateman and Zach Tarkir.  Chris Conner made thescore 3-2 in favor of the â€Â˜Cats with a goal at 8:56 of the second period.  DirkSouthernâ€Â™s power-play goal at 17:44 of the second period gave the â€Â˜Cats the 4-2advantage.  Nathan Oystrick and Mike Santorelli assisted.


The final 20 minutes of play saw Clay Wilson score at 3:47of the period to get the Huskies within one at 4-3.  But, Olverâ€Â™s third goal ofthe night at 16:19 gave the â€Â˜Cats a two-goal lead at 5-3.  Sarauer was giventhe lone assist on the goal.  â€ÂœIt was good to see (Darin) Olver come out and dowhat he did tonight,â€Â Kyle added. â€ÂœWe all know he is capable of that.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚  MattSiddall scored the final goal of the game for the final margin at 17:00 of thefinal period.  Rob Lehtinen and Bateman assisted.


Tuomas Tarkki in goal for the â€Â˜Cats on the night had 31saves.  Bryce Luker turned away 28 shots.  MTU was 1-9 with the extra attackerwhile the â€Â˜Cats were 2-5.  Shots were dead even at 34 for each side.


NMU jumps back into CCHA play next weekend with two games at Ohio State.  The games are Saturday (Nov. 13) at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday (Nov.14) at 2:05 p.m.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director