MARQUETTE, Mich. - Freshman Wade Epp scored the first two goals of his career to lead Northern Michigan to a 6-2 win over Michigan Tech Friday (Dec. 17) at the Berry Events Center. Tech finishes the year with a 1-1-1 record against NMU.
"I felt our effort was there for 60 minutes," said head coach Jamie Russell. "We need to get some saves. The shots are nearly even and the score ends 6-2."
Northern finished with a 26-24 advantage in shots.
Epp opened the scoring in the game for NMU with his first career goal at 4:02 of the second period.
The Huskies were able to tie the game at 1-1 with a goal of their own at 11:01. Dennis Rix sent a shot that knocked off the glove of Milos Gordic on its way to the goal. Ryan Furne also assisted on the Gordic goal.
NMU added three more goals in the second period, including a goal with three seconds remaining.
Tech started the third period with a goalie switch with Josh Robinson replacing Kevin Genoe.
Tech scored first in the final frame with a goal at 6:16. Evan Witt sent a hard shot on net, and Alex MacLeod put in the loose puck for his fifth goal of the year.
The Wildcats concluded the game with a pair of power-play goals at 8:06 and 15:31.
Genoe made 15 saves and Robinson made five saves in the final 20 minutes of work.
Tech will play Michigan on Dec. 29th at the 46th Great Lakes Invitational.