Northern Michigan Upends Lake Superior State, 4-2
Junior forward Darren Nowick scores two goals for Wildcats

Junior forward Darren Nowick scored two goals for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:21  LSS1-0 PP Austin McKay (1)Nathan Harris/1, Gus Correale/1
2nd 5:24  NMU1-1 EV Darren Nowick (3)John Siemer/3, Mitch Jones/1
2nd 6:22  NMU2-1 PP Dominik Shine (3)Mitch Jones/2, Brock Maschmeyer/1
2nd 12:52  LSS2-2 EV Scott Patterson (1)Matt Johnson/2, Bryce Schmitt/2
3rd 0:13  NMU3-2 EV GW Darren Nowick (4)Gerard Hanson/2
3rd 19:11  NMU4-2 EV EN John Siemer (1)Jake Baker/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  0224
Lake Superior State  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  1410933
Lake Superior State  7121029
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (3-0-0)  1/3 5/10 0
Lake Superior State (0-7-0)  1/5 3/6 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mathias Dahlström (W, 3-0-0)60:002 6111027
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 0-6-0)59:343 148729
Empty Net0:261     

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.- Lake Superior State men's ice hockey fell to rival Northern Michigan (3-0-0, 1-0-0 WCHA) by a score of 4-2 in the first game of the weekend series. The Lakers took the game into the third period tied before an early goal turned out to be insurmountable for the Lakers to overcome in the final frame.

The Lakers (0-7-0, 0-3-0 WCHA) were lead offensively by junior Austin McKay (1-0-1) who put the Lakers up 1-0 early in the game, a lead that would hold through the first period. Nathan Harris (0-1-1), appearing in his first game for the Lakers, got the assist along with Gus Correale (0-1-1).

The Wildcats got on the board early with a goal by Darren Nowick 5:24 into the second period. Less than a minute later, Dominik Shine converted a power-play-goal to give Northern Michigan a 2-1 lead.

With under ten minutes left in the second frame, Scott Patterson (1-0-1) picked up his first point as a Laker with a beautiful wrist shot to tie the game at two goals a piece. Matt Johnson (0-2-2) and Bryce Schmitt (1-2-3), who celebrated his birthday this evening, added the assists.

Just 13 seconds into the final period, however, the Wildcats would pickup the eventual game winner as Nowick would notch his fourth goal of the season and give his team the 3-2 lead. That lead stood through a full-on attack by the Lakers for the rest of the period until John Seimer tallied his second point of the night with an empty net goal.

Starting in net for the Lakers was Gordon Defiel (0-6-0) going against Mathias Dahlstrom (3-0-0). Defiel made 29 saves in the effort and Dahlstrom made 27.

The Lakers and the Wildcats will battle again Saturday night at 7:07 p.m. as part of Great Lake State Weekend. The 1994 NCAA National Championship hockey team will be inducted into the LSSU Athletics Hall of Fame tomorrow and will be honored along with two other inductees Alice Duesing Nightingale and Chris Buell during the first intermission.