MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team scored four straight goals against the Lake Superior StateUniversity Lakers on Friday night at the Berry Events Center to cruise to a 4-2win.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 19-9-7 overall on the season and 16-7-4 in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ LSSUfalls to 9-19-7 and 8-13-6 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU with the win now has won theirfourth straight game in a row and five of the past six.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Dusty Collins scored the lone even strength goal on thenight when he turned the red lamp on at 15:49 of the first period for hissecond goal of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œTonight we worked hard and came out strong,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚Collins said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œDefensively we played pretty well.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ We just have to do it allthree periods.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Patrick Murphy and Matt Ciancio assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ AndrewContois made the score 2-0 with his 18th goal of the season and histhird short-handed marker at 6:37 of the second period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Contois leads the teamin short-handed goals.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dirk Southern and Matt Maunu assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Jamie Milam made the score 3-0 with his eighth goal of theseason and seventh on the power play at 13:01 of the second frame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olverand Zach Tarkir assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Pat Bateman added a second power-play goal at 5:49of the third period to give the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the 4-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Olver and Milam assisted.
The Lakers added goals at 13:32 of the third period by ColinNicholson and at 19:56 by B.J. Pelkey.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Both of the Lakers goals were on thepower play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI think it was good to the end.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ We did not do our job at theend,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe can still do a better job in a lot of areas.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 2-6 on the power play while LSSU was 2-7.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had a 10 shot advantage for the game over the Lakers at 36-26.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TuomasTarkki had 24 saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jeff Jakaitis turned away 32 shots for theLakers.
The two teams will meet tomorrow (March 5) for the secondgame of the weekend set in Sault Ste. Marie at 7:05 p.m.