|1st||5:32||NMU||1-0||EV||Brock Maschmeyer (5)||Dominik Shine/8, Shane Sooth/8|
|2nd||5:59||BMJ||1-1||EV GT||Phil Brewer (4)||James Hansen/1, Myles Fitzgerald/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|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)||65:00||1||11||14||11||5||41|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Michael Bitzer (T, 3-5-1)||65:00||1||6||7||4||2||19|
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.