Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Last year it took the Northern Michigan University hockey team (1-1-0) until February to drop a game at the Berry Events Center.  This year it took the team two games as the St. Cloud State Huskies (1-1-0)earned a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night to split the opening series of theseason. Ã‚ 


Andrew Contois gave the home team the early 1-0 lead withhis first marker of the season at 15:58 of the first period.  Dirk Southernpicked up his third assist on the young season while Mike Santorelli picked uphis first point on the assist.  The Huskies then took the 2-1 lead on goals byJoe Jensen, on the power play, at 13:43 of the second period and Andrew Gordonat 11:33 of the third.


Santorelli tied the game at two-all with his first goal ofthe season at 12:28 of the third, but it was not without controversy.  Heskated hard into the crease and while being taken down crashed into SCSUâ€Â™sgoaltender, Bobby Goepfert. The question did the puck cross the line?  Aftersome discussion it was declared a goal.  Pat Bateman assisted.  â€ÂœAll I saw wasthe red light go on,â€Â Santorelli said.  â€ÂœI did not even know it was in.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚   Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ 


The Huskies picked up the win with a goal at 4:53 of the extraperiod when Jensen scored his second marker of the game.


Derek Janzen was in goal for the â€Â˜Cats on Saturday night ashe turned away 25 shots.  Goepfert ended the night with 25 saves.  NMU was 1-4on the power play and SCSU was 1-7. 


Next week the â€Â˜Cats will face another WCHA opponent with ahome-and-home series against Michigan Tech.  The action will get underway onFriday night (Oct. 21) at the Berry Events Center.  On Saturday (Oct. 22) theaction moves to Houghton. 




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director