MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The University of Nebraska-Omaha just needed eight shots to take a quick 4-0 lead about 14 minutes into the gameon Saturday night at the Berry Events Center.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Mavericks extended its leadto take the game 8-3 to sweep the weekend series over the Northern MichiganUniversity Wildcats.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats are now 1-4-1 in the past three CentralCollegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) series.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the season NMU falls to16-14-2 overall and 10-12-2 in the CCHA.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UNO improves to 17-11-4 and 11-9-4respectively.
UNO scored the first five goals of the game.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ They scoredfour of the goals in the first period.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Scott Parse scored a power-play goal toget the Mavericks on the board at 4:08 of the first period.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Phil Angell addeda goal to make it 2-0 less than three minutes later (6:57).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Mavericks thenscored two goals a little over two minutes apart as Jason Krischuk (12:00) andMick Lawrence (14:25) added markers. Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bryan Marshall added a goal at 2:13 ofthe second period.
Nathan Oystrick scored a power-play goal at 4:31 of thesecond period, for his seventh of the season, to get the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats on the board(5-1).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dirk Southern and Darin Olver assisted.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mike Santorelli made the score5-2 with his 12th goal of the season at 00:58 of the third period.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Southern and Zach Tarkir assisted.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Mavericks struck again when BrandonScero made the score 6-2 with his sixth goal of the season at 2:27 of the thirdperiod.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
John Miller cut the Mavericks lead in half to 6-3 with hisfirst goal of the season at 8:25 of the final frame.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rob Lehtinen assisted onthe goal.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UNO added two more goals for the final margin by Jason Krischuk andAdam Bartholomay.
Bill Zaniboni started in goal for the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He lasted for12 minutes before Derek Janzen came in relief.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Zaniboni had three saves forhis work while Janzen picked up the loss and had 14 saves.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jerad Kaufmann forUNO had 29 saves for the game.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU did have more shots than the Mavericks onthe night at 32-25.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were 1-7 on the power play while UNO was 2-5.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU has two weeks left in the regular season.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats gohome-and-home with the Lake Superior State Lakers this week.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Friday night(Feb. 17) the teams will square off in the Soo.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The action moves to Marquette on Saturday (Feb. 18).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The following weekend (Feb. 24-25) NMU host the OhioState University Buckeyes.Ãƒ‚Ã‚