Press Box


COLUMBUS, Ohio â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team played their second series ever at Value City Arena thisweekend.   The â€Â˜Cats were swept as the Buckeyes won Sundayâ€Â™s game 5-1.  NMU isnow 0-4 at Value City Arena and have only scored a grand total of two goalsover the four games.  NMU has now not won a game in Columbus, Ohio since a 3-2victory on Nov. 7, 1981.  NMU falls to 5-3-2 overall and 3-2-1 in CCHA action. The Buckeyes are now 9-3-0 and 7-1-0.


The home team scored all their goals in the second period. 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).  Campbell then scored aneven strength goal at 14:13 to give the Buckeyes a 3-0 lead.  Sean Collins madeit 4-0 with a goal at 15:04 of the period.  Lee Spector scored the final goalof the period, a shorthanded goal, for the home team at 18:43. 


The third period saw Andrew Contois score the second goalall-time in Value City Arena by a NMU player.  His goal was at 16:14 of theperiod and it was assisted by Mike Santorelli.  Chad Theuer has the other â€Â˜Catgoal at Value City Arena.


Because of a starting card mistake, Tuomas Tarkki startedthe game and played for a little over a minute.  Bill Zaniboni came in andplayed the rest of the game.  He had 29 saves for the game.  Zaniboni had 18stops in the second period.  Ian Keserich went the distance for the Buckeyesand had 31 saves.


OSU was 2-7 on the power play while the â€Â˜Cats were 0-9. Shots were almost even for the game as the home team had 34 shots while NMU had32. 


The â€Â˜Cats are off next weekend.  They will be back in actionon Thanksgiving weekend with a home-and-home set against Lake Superior State University.  The action gets underway on Friday night, Nov. 26 in the Soo, before movingto Marquette on Saturday night, Nov. 27.  The Berry Events Center Ticket Officeis open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day of a home hockey game.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director