Senior forward Darren Nowick registers goal and two assists for Wildcats
Senior forward Darren Nowick scored a goal and two assists for the Wildcats
||Darren Nowick (8)||Dominik Shine/6, Barrett Kaib/4
||Brett Knowles (3)|| -
||Dominik Shine (8)||Robbie Payne/5, Darren Nowick/7
||Darren Nowick (9)||Dominik Shine/7, Atte Tolvanen/1
|Shots on Goal
|Team Stats and Records
|Northern Michigan (8-7-6)
|Minnesota State (10-7-4)
|Northern Michigan Goaltending
|Atte Tolvanen (W, 5-7-6)||60:00||1
|Minnesota State Goaltending
|Jason Pawloski (L, 7-1-4)||59:20||2
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Mankato, Minn. ---- #18 Minnesota State saw its nine-game unbeaten streak come to an end as a result of its 3-1 loss to Northern Michigan in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action Friday in Mankato.
Northern Michigan's leading scorer Darren Nowick tallied his eighth goal of the season at 8:33 of the first period, but Minnesota State senior forward Brett Knowles stole the puck in the neutral zone with the Mavericks shorthanded and wired a shot from the high slot past Atte Tolvanen at 11:34 to even things up. The goal is Knowles' third for 2015-16 and is his first career shorthanded marker.
Dominik Shine ripped a shot from 30 feet out past Minnesota State netminder Jason Pawloski at 13:56 of the second period in giving Northern Michigan its second lead of the game. An empty net tally from Nowick at the 19:10 mark of the third closed out the scoring in the game.
Minnesota State outshot the Wildcats by a 42-20 margin in the win and freshman netminder Jason Pawloski, who started his ninth consecutive game, stopped 18 shots in absorbing the loss. He now stands 7-1-4 in his first year of college hockey.
Minnesota State, which stands 10-7-4 overall and owns a 9-2-4 WCHA mark, and Northern Michigan (8-7-6, 6-5-4) play again Saturday with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled.