Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ 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.  NMU is now 19-9-7 overall on the season and 16-7-4 in the CCHA.  LSSUfalls to 9-19-7 and 8-13-6 respectively.  NMU with the win now has won theirfourth straight game in a row and five of the past six. 


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.  â€ÂœTonight we worked hard and came out strong,â€ÂCollins said.  â€ÂœDefensively we played pretty well.  We just have to do it allthree periods.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚  Patrick Murphy and Matt Ciancio assisted on the goal.  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.  Contois leads the teamin short-handed goals.  Dirk Southern and Matt Maunu assisted. 


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.  Darin Olverand Zach Tarkir assisted.  Pat Bateman added a second power-play goal at 5:49of the third period to give the â€Â˜Cats the 4-0 lead.  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. Ã‚  Both of the Lakers goals were on thepower play.  â€ÂœI think it was good to the end.  We did not do our job at theend,â€Â Walt Kyle said.  â€ÂœWe can still do a better job in a lot of areas.â€Â


The â€Â˜Cats were 2-6 on the power play while LSSU was 2-7. NMU had a 10 shot advantage for the game over the Lakers at 36-26.  TuomasTarkki had 24 saves on the night.  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.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director