Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. - For the first time thisseason the Northern Michigan University hockey team lost a game at the Berry Events Center.  Entering the game tonight the â€Â˜Cats were 10-0-1 at home thisseason.  Two first period goals held up for the University of Alaska Nanooks as they defeated the â€Â˜Cats on Saturday night by a score of 2-1.  NMU was 12-0-1at the Berry Events Center since last March entering Saturdayâ€Â™s game.  NMU isnow 14-9-5 on the season and 12-7-3 in the CCHA.  UAF is 9-12-3 and 8-11-3respectively.


The Nanooks scored twice in the opening frame when ScottVockeroth gave UAF the early 1-0 lead when he scored his first goal of theseason at 4:00.  Kelly Czuy made the score 2-0 about 10 minutes later at13:57.  Jamie Milam scored his seventh goal of the season at 5:21 of the secondperiod while the â€Â˜Cats were on the power play. Ã‚  Darin Olver and Pat Batemanassisted.  Six of Milamâ€Â™s goals have been on the power play. 


The third period saw the â€Â˜Cats with plenty of chances, butthey came up short.  NMU had 14 shots in the final frame to two for UAF.  NMUhad the greater number of shots on the night at 25-15.  â€ÂœI thought that we hada lot of offensive pressure in the third, but I did not think we had any priorto that,â€Â Walt Kyle said.  â€ÂœWe failed to generate anything five-on-five and wehave to do a better job especially at our home rink.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚ 


Tuomas Tarkki had 13 saves on the night.  His counterpartfrom UAF, Wylie Rogers, had 24 saves.  The â€Â˜Cats were 1-5 on the power play onthe night while the Nanooks were 0-5.  For UAF it was their first win ever in Marquette. 


NMU will still be at home next weekend with two games asthey will host Western Michigan on Feb 11-12.








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Dave Faiella
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