It Was Darin Olver's Turn For The Hat Trick
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Thursday night in Houghton it wasNathan Oystrick with the hat trick, tonight in Marquette it was Darin Olver whoturned the light on three times.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats defeated the Huskies6-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The win was NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s seventh straight without a loss as their record is now5-1-2 overall on the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Huskies fall to 1-6-1 on the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe got three out of four points against a big rival,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Pat Bateman scored the first goal of the game, his second onthe season, on the power play at 4:21 of the first period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Olver and JamieMilam assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tech would tie the game on a goal by Lars Helminenon the power play at 9:34 of the opening period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Olver would score less thanfour minutes later (13:23) his first goal of the game and season to give theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the 2-1 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Sarauer and Milam assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Olver scored his second of the game, a shorthanded goal, at00:47 of the second period from Bateman and Zach Tarkir.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Chris Conner made thescore 3-2 in favor of the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with a goal at 8:56 of the second period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ DirkSouthernÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s power-play goal at 17:44 of the second period gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the 4-2advantage.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ But, OlverÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s third goal ofthe night at 16:19 gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats a two-goal lead at 5-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sarauer was giventhe lone assist on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œIt was good to see (Darin) Olver come out and dowhat he did tonight,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kyle added. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe all know he is capable of that.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MattSiddall scored the final goal of the game for the final margin at 17:00 of thefinal period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rob Lehtinen and Bateman assisted.
Tuomas Tarkki in goal for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the night had 31saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bryce Luker turned away 28 shots.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MTU was 1-9 with the extra attackerwhile the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 2-5.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Shots were dead even at 34 for each side.
NMU jumps back into CCHA play next weekend with two games at Ohio State.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The games are Saturday (Nov. 13) at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday (Nov.14) at 2:05 p.m.