MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ For the first 40 minutes ofthe game it looked like a typical game at the Berry Events Center.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were up 3-1, Tuomas Tarkki was campaigning for more Hobey Baker votes (
But the final 20 minutes of the game saw five goals scoredas NMU had three and the Nanooks from Alaska Fairbanks two.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ But when the finalhorn sounded NMU had won their 10th home game of the season 6-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 14-8-5 overall on the season and 12-6-3 in CCHA play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Nanooksare 8-12-3 and 7-11-3 respectively. Currently at the Berry Events Center for the 2004-05 season NMU is 10-0-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
UAF struck first on the night with a goal at 2:29 of thefirst period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU would answer with five goals in a row.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mike Santorelliscored his team-leading 13th goal of the season at 3:33 of the firstperiod on the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dirk Southern and Zach Tarkir assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ AndrewContois made the score 2-1 with his own power-play goal, for his 10thof the season, at 9:11 of the second period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œIt is always nice to score.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Itwas a little more wide open tonight,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Contois said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Santorelli and Southernassisted.
Bobby Selden made the count 3-1 when he scored his firstcareer goal at 14:13 of the second period to give the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the 3-1 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œItfeels good I was getting a little worried,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Selden said about scoring his firstcareer goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ It was SeldenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s 53rd game in a NMU uniform.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ KevinGardner and John Miller assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Southern gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats a three-goal cushion at 4-1 when heput the puck in the back of the net for his sixth marker of the season at 3:58of the third period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Contois and Selden assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Contois added his secondgoal of the night and 11th of the season at 4:51 of the finalframe.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Santorelli was given the lone assist on the goal.
The Nanooks tried to make it a game by scoring twopower-play goals within a little more than two minutes of each other.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UAFscored at 6:39 and 8:58 of the third period to make the score 5-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Zach Tarkiradded his second goal of the season at 9:42 of the period for the final scoreof the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olver and Pat Bateman assisted.
Contois (2-1-3), Southern (1-2-3) and Santorelli (1-2-3) allended the game with three points each.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Selden (1-1-2) and Tarkir (1-1-2) eachhad two points on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Tarkki had 37 saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI did not think it wasone of his strongest games.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He has been very consistent,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWedid not play well in front of him and I think that Tuomas would like to have acouple of them back.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UAF used two goaltenders as Wylie Rogers started thegame and registered 16 saves while Keith Bartusch had six saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Each teamscored two power-play goals.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had eight opportunities while theNanooks had five.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UAF had 40 shots on goal while NMU had 28 for the game.
The teams will square off again tomorrow night (Feb. 5) at7:35 p.m. at the Berry Events Center.