'Cats Turn Into A Scoring Machine
MARQUETTE, Mich. - All of a sudden the Northern Michigan University hockey team is a scoring machine.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats now haveback-to-back games of scoring more than one goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tonight the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats swept theFalcons of Bowling Green State University with the 4-2 win to keep their recordat home 9-0-1 for the 2004-05 campaign.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Overall NMU is now 12-7-5 and 10-5-3in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ BGSU falls to 10-9-3 and 7-7-2 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU scored two goals in the first two periods to have a 2-0lead after 40 minutes of play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mike Santorelli opened up the scoring with his11th goal of the season at 5:36 of the opening period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ John Millerand Andrew Contois assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jamie Milam then added a power-playgoal at 9:19 of the second period for his fifth goal of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ All of hisgoals have been on the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Sarauer and Darin Olver assisted.
BGSU added two goals in the third period to tie the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Michael Hodgson got the Falcons within one at 2-1 when he scored his third goalof the season at 00:57.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ryan Minnabarriet added a power-play marker at 3:40 totie the game at two-all.
Pat Bateman scored the game-winner on the power play at14:08 of the final frame to give the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the lead for good at 3-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ DirkSouthern and Nathan Oystrick assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Southern turned around andadded an insurance goal on the power play for the final margin at 15:20 of theperiod.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Milam and Olver assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Three of the four goals scored by the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catson Saturday night were on the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had nine chances on the powerplay for the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ BGSU was 1-6 with the extra man.
Tuomas Tarkki turned away 29 shots in his position betweenthe pipes.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jordan Sigalet had 26 saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Shots were almost evenas BGSU had one more than the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats at 31-30.
After spending the past two weekends at home the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats hitthe road for Ann Arbor, Mich. to take on the University of Michigan (Jan. 28-29).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The game on Friday night is the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats lone regular season appearance onFox Sports Net Detroit.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚