MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team kept their streak alive at the Berry Events Center on Saturday night, sort of.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was a perfect 7-0 at home for the 2004-05 season andthrow in two home wins from last year and the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 9-0 at the Berry Events Center entering the game on Saturday since the end of last season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Well theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats did not win or lose to the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks as the teams skated to a1-1 tie.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ That makes the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats still unbeaten at home and 10-7-5 overall on theseason and 8-5-3 in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The RedHawks fall to 8-12-4 and 4-9-3respectively.
The two scores of the game came during play in the thirdperiod.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Miami took the early 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal by Andy Greene at2:11 of the period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats tied the game at one-all on a marker by MattSiddall at 16:20 of the period for his fourth goal of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NathanOystrick and Patrick Murphy assisted. Murphy has an assist on both ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat goalsover the weekend.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe had a number of really good chances to score,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kylesaid.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œRight now we have guys who are squeezing their sticks really tight andwe did not put those in.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ But, what I liked was the composure.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Tuomas Tarkki played another good game in goal for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsas he turned away 20 shots on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tarkki went over 100 minutes beforegiving up a goal on the weekend.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œTuomas (Tarkki) has been outstanding and IdonÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™t want to take anything away from him,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kyle added.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brandon Crawford-Westbackstopped 33 shots for the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Once again the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats could get nothinggoing on the power play as they were 0-5.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is 0-21 in the past four gameswith the extra attacker.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The RedHawks were 0-4 on the power play for thegame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had a 13 shot advantage over Miami with a 34-21 slate.
NMU will be at home again next weekend when the Falcons ofBowling Green State University visit the Berry Events Center on Friday andSaturday (Jan. 21-22).