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Wildcat skaters suffer shutout

SAULT STE. MARIE – One night after lighting up rival Lake Superior State for six goals, the Northern Michigan University hockey team couldn’t net any Saturday.

The Wildcats (1-1-2) lost 4-0 to the Lakers (1-3-0), giving up all four goals in the second period. NMU freshman Atte Tolvanen made 23 saves in the loss.

NMU appeared to get on the board late in the opening period when a shot by defenseman Brock Maschmeyer was tipped in front and into the net, but the goal was waved off due to a high stick.

Instead, it was Lake State that scored first. At the 8:30 mark in the second period, C.J. Hayes beat Tolvanen on an odd-man rush. Later in the frame, Kyle Chatham scored to put the Lakers up by two goals.

A power play tally by Owen Headrick at 14:56 and an even strength goal by Josh Nenadal then put the game away.

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