Press Box


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio â€Â“ What a difference 24 hours canmake.  Friday night the Northern Michigan University hockey team defeated theBowling Green State University Falcons, 6-3.  Move forward to Saturday night,the Falcons scored six goals in the first period, and cruised to an 8-4 winover the â€Â˜Cats. NMU falls to 6-6-0 overall on the season and 3-5-0 in theCentral Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).  The Falcons are now 3-7-1 and3-5-1 respectively.


BGSU was up 2-0 when Andrew Contois scored the first of histwo goals on the night at 9:29 of the first period.  Dirk Southern and RobLehtinen assisted on the goal.  BGSU made the score 3-1 with a goal at 12:43,but Contois cut the lead down with his fifth goal of the season at 13:16.  Southernand Lehtinen assisted again.  The Falcons added to their lead for the 6-2advantage after 20 minutes of play.


The Falcons added a short-handed goal at 13:17 of the secondperiod to take the 7-2 lead.  Mike Santorelli made the score 7-3 with a power-playgoal, which was his fourth of the season.  Jamie Milam and Darin Olverassisted. The third period saw each team turn the light on once.  BGSU added agoal at 1:29 by Bryan Dobek for the 8-3 lead.  NMUâ€Â™s final goal came from BobbySelden at 12:49, for his first marker of the season.  Matt Ciancio and DustyCollins assisted.


Bill Zaniboni started the game as Derek Janzen also saw sometime between the pipes.  Zaniboini had 12 saves on the night while Janzenturned away 13 shots.  Jon Horrell in goal for the Falcons had 32 saves.  NMUhad the 36-33 shot advantage.  The â€Â˜Cats were 1-7 on the power play while theFalcons were 1-5.  â€ÂœThey turned it on us. They did tonight to us what we did tothem last night,â€Â Walt Kyle said.  â€ÂœWe lost a game tonight 8-4 and it doesnot matter if it is 80-4 or 2-1, it is a loss and you got to move on.â€Â 


The boys will be spending the Thanksgiving weekend in Fairbanks, Alaska facing the Nanooks for two CCHA games (Nov. 25-26).  The puck will dropat 11:05 p.m. (Eastern) both nights.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director