'Cats Snap Skid By Scoring Six Goals
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ What a way to break out of afour-game skid than by scoring six goals to win a game for the first time inthree weeks.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Northern Michigan University hockey squad scored three goalsin the first period on its way to defeat the Bowling Green State University Falconson Friday night at the BGSU Ice Arena by a score of 6-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the win theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats improve to 6-5-0 overall and 3-4-0 in the Central Collegiate HockeyAssociation (CCHA).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Falcons drop to 2-7-1 and 2-5-1 respectively.
Pat Bateman got the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats off and rolling with his thirdgoal of the season on the power play at 4:22 of the first period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Siddalland Jamie Milam assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Maunu made the score 2-0 with a short-handedgoal, which was his first of the season, at 7:28.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Contois and DirkSouthern assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Sarauer made the score 3-0 with his second goal ofthe season at 13:12.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rob Lehtinen and Contois assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œIt was a weirdgame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ I thought there were two games,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe scored some goalsearly.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ I thought that Bowling Green played exceptionally well and did not backoff one bit.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The second 20 minutes of the contest saw the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats scoretwice to extend its lead to 5-0.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olver opened the second period by knockinghome his fourth goal of the season at 2:37.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bateman and Milam assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Milamthen turned around and scored his first non power-play goal of the 2005-06season at 5:16 for his fourth marker of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Lehtinen and NathanOystrick assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ BGSU would make the score 5-2 with a goal by Mike Falk at9:12 of the middle frame and a goal by Alex Foster at 9:22 of the third period.
Zach Tarkir made the score 6-2 with his first goal of theseason at 12:49 of the third period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Falcons struck once more for thefinal margin at 14:00 by Brett Pilkington.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œIt was not a 6-3 game,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kyleadded.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œIt was a lot closer game than that.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Derek Janzen started his first CCHA game of his career andhe responded with 35 saves on the night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jimmy Spratt for the Falcons had29.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was 1-8 on the power play while the home team was 1-10.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The two teams will square off again at the BGSU Ice Arenatomorrow night (Nov. 19) at 7:05 p.m.