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Vincent de Mey scores twice in Northern Michigan University Wildcats’ 4-3 hockey win at Boston University

Vincent de Mey

BOSTON — On Friday night, the Northern Michigan University needed a furious third-period rally to get a tie with Boston University.

On Saturday, the Wildcats got another third-period surge, but this time, they were able to come out with a victory as NMU took down the Terriers 4-3.

Vincent de Mey led the Wildcats (2-1-1) with two goals and Nolan Kent got his first win in net as a Wildcat, finishing with 27 saves.

BU struck first, though, as Patrick Harper beat Kent top shelf, but NMU answered back at the 10:49 mark of the first period on a tally by Darien Craighead.

Then with less than two minutes remaining, the Wildcats grabbed their first lead when de Mey got a drop pass from Ty Readman and beat BU goalie Vinnie Purpura blocker-side and Northern took a 2-1 advantage into the second period.

Nolan Kent

The lead didn’t last as the Terriers tied it up at the 10:46 mark when a shot by Domenick Fensore deflected off teammate Patrick Curry and into the net.

Things could’ve gotten worse for the Wildcats, but NMU managed to kill off a five-minute power play after Hank Sorensen was called for a checking-from-behind penalty and a game misconduct and the game stayed tied 2-2.

Just like the previous night, Northern caught fire early in the third. Griffin Loughran put the Wildcats ahead when he tipped a Phil Beaulieu shot past Purpura at the 2:11 mark. Beaulieu got an assist on the play, which gave him 100 points for his career.

Later in the period, NMU caught a break as the Terriers’ Alex Brink was whistled for a five-minute major for contact to the head. While on the power play, de Mey notched his second goal of the night and the Wildcats held a two-goal advantage.

De Mey now has five goals and six points through the first four games of the year.

BU started to put more pressure as the final minutes ticked down and with their net empty, the Terriers cut their deficit to one when Trevor Zegras tapped a rebound into an open net at the 17:53 mark. However, the Wildcats held off BU the rest of the way and emerged with their first road win of the season.

NMU opens WCHA play this weekend when it travels to Ferris State. The Wildcats swept the Bulldogs at home last season.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.