Nowick's Three Points Lead Northern Michigan Past Minnesota State, 3-1
Senior forward Darren Nowick registers goal and two assists for Wildcats

Senior forward Darren Nowick scored a goal and two assists for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:33  NMU1-0 EV Darren Nowick (8)Dominik Shine/6, Barrett Kaib/4
1st 11:34  MNS1-1 SH Brett Knowles (3) -
2nd 13:56  NMU2-1 EV GW Dominik Shine (8)Robbie Payne/5, Darren Nowick/7
3rd 19:10  NMU3-1 EV EN Darren Nowick (9)Dominik Shine/7, Atte Tolvanen/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1113
Minnesota State  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  75820
Minnesota State  7171842
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (8-7-6)  0/2 4/8 0
Minnesota State (10-7-4)  0/3 3/6 1
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Atte Tolvanen (W, 5-7-6)60:001 6171841
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jason Pawloski (L, 7-1-4)59:202 64717
Empty Net0:401     

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.