MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team scored two power-play goals and a short-handed marker againstthe Western Michigan University Broncos on Friday night at the Berry Events Center, but that was not enough.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Broncos scored two power-play goalswithin 30 seconds of each other in the third period to salvage a 3-3 tieagainst the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 0-1-1 in the past two games at the Berry EventsCenter as their record now stands at 14-9-6 overall and 12-7-4 in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ WMU is 11-14-2 and 6-13-2 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The record for most ties in a seasonis seven which was set during the 2000-01 season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Andrew Sarauer got the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on the board first with histhird goal of the season on the power play at 15:19 of the first period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MattSiddall and Zach Tarkir assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Broncos would tie the gameat one-all with a goal by Jonathan Lupa at 00:44 of the second period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ RobLehtinen gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the 2-1 lead with his first goal of the season, whichwas unassisted, at 3:45 of the period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ LehtinenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s goal was the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats fifthshort-handed goal of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI got a little break on the blue line whenthe guy mishandled the puck,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Lehtinen said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats second power-play goal of the evening, gave theteam the 3-1 lead, was scored by Andrew Contois for his 12th of theseason at 11:55 of the second period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mike Santorelli and Dirk Southernassisted.
NMU was called for three penalties in a row staring with thefirst one called on Patrick Murphy for interference at 12:39 of the thirdperiod, it was followed Nathan OystrickÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s holding call at 12:55 and then GeoffWaugh was called for checking from behind at 13:25.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Broncos would answerwith two power-play markers to tie the game and send it to overtime.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ VinceBellissimo scored his 11th of the season at 14:13 of the period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His goal was followed by Mike EricksonÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s at 14:43 for his 12th ofthe season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThat is a lack of discipline to give those opportunities to ateam like this,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œThey will come and hurt you if you do that.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The extra five minutes saw the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with two shots on goalto one for the visitors.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game, NMU had 10 more shots than WMU at35-25.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was 2-6 on the power play on the night while the Broncos were 2-9.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tuomas Tarkki went the distance for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats between the pipes as he turned away22 shots on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Daniel Bellissimo had 32 saves for the game.
The two teams will face each other for the second game ofthe two-game CCHA set tomorrow night (Feb. 12) at the Berry Events Center.