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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.  York was called for 23penalties and 92 penalty minutes.  NMU was five of 13 on the power play for thegame.  NMU was whistled for 15 penalties and 41 penalty minutes.


The first period the â€Â˜Cats had a 2-0 lead with just a littleover a minute into the game.  Andrew Contois scored the first goal of the game21 seconds into the contest.  Dirk Southern assisted.  Nick Sirota added anunassisted goal about a minute later at 1:22.  York made the score 2-1 with agoal at 17:45. 


NMU scored two of its three goals in the second period onthe power play.  Jamie Milam started it off with a power-play goal at 4:08 onan assist from Contois.  Matt Ciancio added a goal at 6:13 to make the score4-1.  Dusty Collins assisted.  Rob Lehtinen added the second power-play goal ofthe frame at 12:14.  Southern and Contois were given credit for the helper. 


The third period again saw the â€Â˜Cats use the power-play toits advantage.  Three of the four goals scored in the period were with theextra man.  Milam again started it all off with a goal at 2:37 of the finalframe.  Andrew Sarauer assisted.  Matt Siddall scored the first power-play goalof the period to make the score 7-1 at 8:42.  Contois assisted.  Nathan Sigmundfollowed that up with his own power-play goal at 10:55 to give the home teamthe 8-1 lead.  Pat Bateman and Siddall assisted.  Derek May capped off thescoring with his power-play goal at 11:33 to up the score to 9-1.  SpencerDillon assisted.  The Lions added a late goal for the final score.


Bill Zaniboni was between the pipes for the â€Â˜Cats on thenight as he had 22 saves.  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.  The puck will drop both nights at 7:35p.m.



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director