MARQUETTE, Mich. - For the first time thisseason the Northern Michigan University hockey team lost a game at the Berry Events Center.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Entering the game tonight the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 10-0-1 at home thisseason.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Two first period goals held up for the University of Alaska Nanooks as they defeated the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on Saturday night by a score of 2-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was 12-0-1at the Berry Events Center since last March entering SaturdayÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU isnow 14-9-5 on the season and 12-7-3 in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kelly Czuy made the score 2-0 about 10 minutes later at13:57.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jamie Milam scored his seventh goal of the season at 5:21 of the secondperiod while the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were on the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olver and Pat Batemanassisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Six of MilamÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s goals have been on the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The third period saw the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with plenty of chances, butthey came up short.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had 14 shots in the final frame to two for UAF.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMUhad the greater number of shots on the night at 25-15.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI thought that we hada lot of offensive pressure in the third, but I did not think we had any priorto that,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe failed to generate anything five-on-five and wehave to do a better job especially at our home rink.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Tuomas Tarkki had 13 saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His counterpartfrom UAF, Wylie Rogers, had 24 saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 1-5 on the power play onthe night while the Nanooks were 0-5.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For UAF it was their first win ever in Marquette.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU will still be at home next weekend with two games asthey will host Western Michigan on Feb 11-12.