MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University hockey team tangled with the University of Toronto in an exhibition game at the Berry Events Center on Saturday night. The Wildcats won the tune-up with a 5-2 score.
NMU did all the scoring in the first period as Mike Santorelli and Darin Olver found the back of the net. Santorelli scored at 12:35 for the 1-0 lead. Jacques Lamoureux assisted on the goal. Olver scored the ‘Cats second goal of the night a little over six minutes later (18:50) on the power play. Pat Bateman and Matt Siddall assisted.
Andrew Sarauer made the score 3-0 with a power-play marker at 6:51 of the second frame. Dusty Collins and Zach Tarkir gave Sarauer the helper. Toronto got on the board at 10:35 on a goal by Joe Rand to cut the NMU lead to 3-1.
Santorelli made the count 4-1 when he turned the light on at 7:45 of the third period. Olver and Tim Hartung assisted on the goal. Simon Barg scored Toronto’s second goal of the evening at 11:46 to make the score 4-2. Nick Sirota scored the final goal of the night at 13:36 on an assist from Nathan Sigmund.
The ‘Cats will drop the puck for real next weekend (Oct. 6-7) in Green Bay, Wis., against the defending NCAA I National Champions, the University of Wisconsin Badgers.
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