NMU Is Happy To Say Good-bye Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team played their second series ever at Value City Arena thisweekend.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were swept as the Buckeyes won SundayÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s game 5-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU isnow 0-4 at Value City Arena and have only scored a grand total of two goalsover the four games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU has now not won a game in Columbus, Ohio since a 3-2victory on Nov. 7, 1981.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU falls to 5-3-2 overall and 3-2-1 in CCHA action.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Buckeyes are now 9-3-0 and 7-1-0.
The home team scored all their goals in the second period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ OSU tallied two power-play goals to take the 2-0 lead as the goals were scoredby Domenic Maiani (7:05) and San Campbell (13:11).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Campbell then scored aneven strength goal at 14:13 to give the Buckeyes a 3-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sean Collins madeit 4-0 with a goal at 15:04 of the period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Lee Spector scored the final goalof the period, a shorthanded goal, for the home team at 18:43.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The third period saw Andrew Contois score the second goalall-time in Value City Arena by a NMU player.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His goal was at 16:14 of theperiod and it was assisted by Mike Santorelli.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Chad Theuer has the other ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catgoal at Value City Arena.
Because of a starting card mistake, Tuomas Tarkki startedthe game and played for a little over a minute.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bill Zaniboni came in andplayed the rest of the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He had 29 saves for the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Zaniboni had 18stops in the second period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ian Keserich went the distance for the Buckeyesand had 31 saves.
OSU was 2-7 on the power play while the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 0-9.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Shots were almost even for the game as the home team had 34 shots while NMU had32.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are off next weekend.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ They will be back in actionon Thanksgiving weekend with a home-and-home set against Lake Superior State University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The action gets underway on Friday night, Nov. 26 in the Soo, before movingto Marquette on Saturday night, Nov. 27.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Berry Events Center Ticket Officeis open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day of a home hockey game.