MARQUETTE, Mich. - The exhibition part of theseason is now over for the Northern Michigan University hockey team with the9-2 win over York University on Saturday night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ York was called for 23penalties and 92 penalty minutes.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was five of 13 on the power play for thegame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was whistled for 15 penalties and 41 penalty minutes.
The first period the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had a 2-0 lead with just a littleover a minute into the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Contois scored the first goal of the game21 seconds into the contest.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dirk Southern assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Nick Sirota added anunassisted goal about a minute later at 1:22.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ York made the score 2-1 with agoal at 17:45.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU scored two of its three goals in the second period onthe power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jamie Milam started it off with a power-play goal at 4:08 onan assist from Contois.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Ciancio added a goal at 6:13 to make the score4-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dusty Collins assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rob Lehtinen added the second power-play goal ofthe frame at 12:14.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Southern and Contois were given credit for the helper.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The third period again saw the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats use the power-play toits advantage.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Three of the four goals scored in the period were with theextra man.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Milam again started it all off with a goal at 2:37 of the finalframe.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Sarauer assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Siddall scored the first power-play goalof the period to make the score 7-1 at 8:42.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Contois assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Nathan Sigmundfollowed that up with his own power-play goal at 10:55 to give the home teamthe 8-1 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Pat Bateman and Siddall assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Derek May capped off thescoring with his power-play goal at 11:33 to up the score to 9-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SpencerDillon assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Lions added a late goal for the final score.
Bill Zaniboni was between the pipes for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on thenight as he had 22 saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Contois ended the night with one goal and threeassists.
NMU will begin for real next weekend (Oct. 14-15) when theteam will host St. Cloud from the WCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The puck will drop both nights at 7:35p.m.