Northern Michigan And Bemidji State Skate To 0-0 Draw
NMU's Atte Tolvanen (46 saves) and BSU's Michael Bitzer (22 saves) both record shutouts

NMU's Atte Tolvanen (46 saves) and BSU's Michael Bitzer (22 saves) both recorded shutouts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Bemidji State  00000
Northern Michigan  00000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Bemidji State  13228346
Northern Michigan  668222
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (1-3-2)  0/5 4/8 0
Northern Michigan (2-2-3)  0/4 5/10 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Michael Bitzer (T, 1-3-2)64:570 668222
Empty Net0:030      
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Atte Tolvanen (T, 1-2-3)65:000 13228346

MARQUETTE, Mich. - Atte Tolvanen made a career-high 46 saves to lead the Northern Michigan hockey team to a scoreless tie with Bemidji State Friday night at the Berry Events Center.

Each team had a quality scoring opportunity in the extra frame. Right off of the face off, Gerry Fitzgerald was able to skate in on net and fire a shot, but his shot rang the pipe.

With just over a minute remaining, Shane Sooth shifted the puck to Dominik Shine between the circles. Michael Bitzer, who made 22 saves of his own, got a piece of Shine's shot and deflected it into the netting to maintain the scoreless deadlock.

Tolvanen made the majority of his saves in the first two periods, turning aside 22 in the second alone. In the dying minutes of that period, he pounced on a rebound with a Beaver crashing the crease to keep Bemidji State from pulling ahead.

With the tie, the Wildcats move to 2-2-3 (1-1-1 WCHA). They return to action tomorrow when they take on the Beavers at 7:07 p.m.

NOTES: Northern Michigan last skated to a scoreless tie against Western Michigan Dec. 17, 2005 at the Berry Events Center ... This was only the third scoreless tie the Wildcats have played to; the other was against Harvard at the Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis Dec. 22, 2004 ... The Wildcats held the Beavers at 0 for 5 on the man advantage ... Bemidji State leads the all-time series 3-5-3 ... This was the third time Tolvanen reached the 40-save plateau ... Over the past two games, at Michigan Tech Oct. 24 and tonight, Tolvanen turned aside 89 shots.