'Cats Drop Fourth Straight
MARQUETTE, Mich. - For the second night in arow a capacity crowd (4,260) at the Berry Events Center witnessed the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Northern Michigan University Wildcats battle onthe ice.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
UM scored first, but NMU added two goals in the first periodto take the lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UM then scored twice in the second period before the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catstied it in the third to send it to overtime.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Wolverines scored thegame-winner in OT for the win (4-3) and the sweep of the weekend series.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UMimproves to 9-1-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the Central Collegiate HockeyAssociation (CCHA).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU falls to 5-5-0 and 2-4-0 respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The loss was the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats fourth in a row.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ This season NMU hasplayed in three overtime games and have dropped every one.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe want to win andwin in this building,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The Wolverines scored a short-handed goal at 4:44 of thefirst period to take the early 1-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU would strike twice in the firstperiod within about a five minutes time frame to take a 2-1 lead after 20minutes of play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jamie Milam scored his third goal of the season to tie thegame at one at 8:36.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ All of his goals this season have been on the powerplay.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olver and Nathan Oystrick assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Siddall gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsthe lead with his first goal of the campaign at 13:38.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Geoff Waugh and NathanSigmund assisted.
UM took the lead back in the second period with two goals.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brandon Naurato scored at 8:16 to tie the game then Jack Johnson added apower-play goal at 13:09 for the 3-2 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Andrew Contois tied the game (3-3) when he scored his thirdgoal of the season on the power play at 8:43 of the third period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ DirkSouthern and Mike Santorelli assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Naurato scored his second goal of thenight for the Wolverines in overtime for the win at 2:21.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Each team had twoshots in the extra period.
NMU had 31 shots on the night to 27 for UM.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Each squad hadnine power-play opportunities as the home team scored twice and the visitorsonce.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bill Zaniboni for NMU had 23 saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Billy Sauer in goal for UM had 28saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe had tons of chances,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kyle added.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œTheir goaltenderout-played our goaltender tonight.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ If we get those chances at some point wewill have a lot of success.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will cross the bridge for the second time thisseason and take the road to Bowling Green, Ohio to face the Falcons nextweekend (Nov. 18-19).