Bemidji State, Northern Michigan Skate to 1-1 Tie

Senior Phil Brewer scored the game-tying goal for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:32  NMU1-0 EV Brock Maschmeyer (5)Dominik Shine/8, Shane Sooth/8
2nd 5:59  BMJ1-1 EV GT Phil Brewer (4)James Hansen/1, Myles Fitzgerald/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Northern Michigan  10001
Bemidji State  01001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Northern Michigan  774220
Bemidji State  111511542
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (8-5-3)  0/2 1/2 0
Bemidji State (5-10-3)  0/1 2/4 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Michael Doan (T, 0-1-1)65:001 111411541
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Michael Bitzer (T, 3-5-1)65:001 674219

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Cetner) -- Philip Brewer scored a goal and Michael Bitzer stopped 19 of 20 shots faced as the Bemidji State University men's hockey team stretched its unbeaten streak to five games to cap the first half of the 2014-15 with a 1-1 tie versus Northern Michigan University Saturday at Sanford Center.

The last time BSU was unbeaten in five straight games was a stretch from Dec. 10-31, 2011.

The Wildcats opened the game with a spark and despite being out shot 11-7 in the first period, they took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room for the first intermission. Brock Maschmeyer took passes from Shane Sooth and Dominik Shine from behind the net and fired a shot from the top of the slot for his fifth goal of the season at the 5:32 mark of the first period.

The goal served as a wake up call for BSU, which grabbed control of the game at that point. The Beavers out shot NMU 15-7 in the second period and tied the game on Brewer's second goal of the weekend. His fourth goal of the season, a new career-high for the senior, came at the 5:59 mark of the second. James Hansen and Myles Fitzgerald were credited with assists on the play.

That was all the offense either team could muster as NMU goaltender Michael Doan turned aside 41 shots and Bitzer posted 19 saves.

Special teams was again a non-factor in the games. NMU was 0-for-2 on the power-play, while the Beavers came up dry on their only man advantage of the game.

The Beavers, now 5-10-3 overall and 3-6-3 in WCHA play, now break for the holidays before retuning to action Jan. 9-10 for a WCHA series versus University of Alabama-Huntsville at Sanford Center.