MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University hockey team was in a three-way tie for sixth place in the CentralCollegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) along with Nebraska-Omaha and Ohio State entering its game on Friday.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Also, the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats in the next three weeks will playfive of their six games at the Berry Events Center.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The first game up on theschedule was against the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
UNO got two first period goals, which turned out to beenough as the visitors took one from the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats 2-1.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the loss the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catsare now 16-13-2 overall and 10-11-2 in the CCHA.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UNO improves to 16-11-4 and10-9-4 respectively.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œWe played pretty well tonight.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ We did not capitalize onour chances,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ Walt Kyle said.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œI thought the bottom of our line-up up frontwas good.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
Brandon Scero gave the Mavericks a 1-0 lead at 5:28.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ScottParse made the count 2-0 with his 18th goal of the season at 18:17.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Nathan Sigmund scored the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats lone goal on the night at 6:04 of the secondperiod.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Patrick Murphy and Bobby Selden assisted on SigmundÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s second goal ofthe season.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œIt was great.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ I wanted to get on the board as soon as we could,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚Sigmund said.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œWe are a great offensive team as long as we have possession.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
Jerad Kaufmann between the pipes for the Mavericks had 27saves on the night.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bill Zaniboni for the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats had 23 saves.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UNO was 1-7 onthe power play while NMU was 0-4.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Shots were almost even as NMU had a threeshot edge at 28-25.
The two teams will be a part of a tripleheader at the Berry Events Center tomorrow (Feb. 11).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The NMU womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s basketball team will get thingsstarted at 11 a.m. against Ferris State while the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s team will follow at 1p.m. against the Bulldogs.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The puck will then drop at 7:35 p.m. for the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Catsand Mavericks.