'Cats Just Needed Two Goals For The Win
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team ended its six-game road swing with a big victory on Saturdaynight at Ferris State University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats went 3-3-0 on the road swing.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMUwith goals in the first and third periods were all they needed for the 2-1 winover the Bulldogs.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now back at .500 for the season at 8-8-0 and5-7-0 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ FSU falls to 8-6-4and 4-4-4 respectively.
Matt Siddall with his second goal of the season at 12:36 ofthe first period gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the 1-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Pat Bateman and Mike Santorelliassisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The lead lasted for over a period until Matt Stefanishion tied thegame with his ninth goal of the season at 3:20 of the third period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Less thanseven minutes later, Nathan Oystrick, knocked home the game-winner at 10:02.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jamie Milam and Geoff Waugh assisted.
Bill Zaniboni came up big tonight with 34 saves to pick uphis sixth win of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mitch OÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™Keefe turned away 29 shots.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Once againNMU was denied on the power play by going 0-7.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats have now gone fourgames without a power-play goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ FSUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s lone goal was scored on the power playas the Bulldogs had eight chances.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Bulldogs had the 35-31 shot advantageon the night.
NMU will be at home next weekend for the first time in overa month.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will be hosting the Western Michigan University Broncosnext Saturday (Dec. 17 at 7:35 p.m.) and Sunday (Dec. 18 at 2:05 p.m.).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ SundayÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s game will be on College Sports Television (CSTV).