HOUGHTON, Mich. – Entering the game on Friday night against the Michigan Tech Huskies the Northern Michigan University hockey team was 5-0-3 in the past eight games against MTU. The Huskies score a goal with just ticks remaining in regulation to pull out the 2-1 win over the Wildcats. The ‘Cats are still searching for its first win of the season and are now 0-2-1 on the young season. MTU picks up a win in its first regular season game of the season (1-0-0).
Pat Bateman scored his first goal of the season, on a delayed penalty goal, at 7:09 of the first period to give the ‘Cats the 1-0 lead. Mike Santorelli assisted on the goal. NMU held the lead until MTU scored at 4:35 of the third period. Tyler Skworchinski scored the goal for the Huskies. It looked as if the game was going to go into overtime, but MTU had other plans as Justin St. Louis scored his first goal of the season at 19:57 of the frame to give the home team the win.
MTU had doubled the shots than NMU. The Huskies had 41 shots on the night to 20 for the ‘Cats. NMU has now gone three games without a power-play marker. Tonight the ‘Cats were 0-6 while MTU was 0-9 on the power play.
Bill Zaniboni had 39 saves on the night. His counterpart from MTU, Michael-Lee Teslak, turned away 19 shots.
The action moves down the road to Marquette and the Berry Events Center tomorrow night at 7:35 p.m. (Saturday, Oct. 14).
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