EAST LANSING, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The student (WaltKyle) almost pulled the game out over his mentor (Rick Comley) on Friday nightat Munn Ice Arena.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats at one point of the game held a 3-1 lead over thehome team, but the Spartans scored three goals in a span of 13 minutes in thethird period to take the lead 4-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Nathan Oystrick tied the game at four-allwith his second goal of the season at 15:25 of the final frame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MSU scored at2:30 of the overtime period to take the first game, 5-4, of the weekend set.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU is now 5-2-0 overall on the season and 2-1-0 in theCentral Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MSU improves to 4-1-1 and 1-0-1respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kyle still leads the series against his mentor with a 7-4slate.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The loss snapped the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats four-game winning streak against MSU.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Drew Miller from MSU struck first at 9:10 of the firstperiod.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats would score the next three goals of the game as two would beon the power play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rob Lehtinen scored the first power-play marker, unassisted,at 11:49 of the opening period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mike Santorelli added his power-play goal at8:27 of the second period for his third of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Contois andOystrick assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olver added an even-strength goal at 18:01 of themiddle frame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Pat Bateman assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ At this point of the game NMU was leading3-1.
MSU then scored three goals in a row with two being on thepower play to take the lead once again at 4-3 at 13:01 of the third period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Oystrick picked-up second star of the game honors with his play on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Heended the game with two points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Contois and Dirk Southern assisted onOystrickÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Bill Zaniboni had 17 saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His counterpartfrom MSU, Dominic Vicari tallied 18 saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was 2-5 on the power play whileMSU was 3-7.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Shots were even for the game as each side had 22.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The two teams will squad off again on Saturday night (Nov.5) at 7:05 at Munn Ice Arena.