|1st||1:34||NMU||1-0||PP GW||Brock Maschmeyer||Shane Sooth, Robbie Payne|
|2nd||5:38||NMU||2-0||EV||John Siemer||Gerard Hanson|
|2nd||15:25||NMU||3-0||PP||Casey Purpur||Anthony Paskaruk, Jordan Klimek|
|3rd||6:41||NMU||4-0||EV||Sami Salminen||Robbie Payne|
|USA Under-18 Team||0||0||0||0|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|USA Under-18 Team||4||8||9||21|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|USA Under-18 Team||0/5||4/8||0|
|USA Under-18 Team Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jake Oettinger (L)||60:00||4||5||2||4||11|
|Northern Michigan Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Atte Tolvanen (W)||29:20||0||4||5||0||9|
MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan hockey team downed the U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 team, 4-0, in its season-opening exhibition game Saturday night at the Berry Events Center.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead late in the first period when Brock Maschmeyer struck on a man advantage. Maschmeyer took a pass from Shane Sooth and snapped it past Jake Oettinger.
Northern Michigan didn't waste time building its lead to 2-0 in the second period. At 5:38, Gerard Hanson sprung John Siemer on a breakaway, and Siemer walked in on net and slipped it by Oettinger.
The Wildcats capitalized on another power play at the 15:25 mark in the second when Casey Purpur came up with the puck in front and found the back of the net.
Northern Michigan wrapped up the scoring at 6:41 in the third period when Robbie Payne streaked down the wing and sent a seeing-eye pass to Sami Salminen in front for a tap-in score.
Atte Tolvanen turned aside nine shots in 29:20 of play while Derek Dun made 12 saves in 30:37 of action.
The Wildcats capitalized on half of their power play opportunities. The U.S. NTDP U-18 team held a 21-15 in shots.
Northern Michigan opens regular season play next weekend against Wisconsin in Madison.