RIVALRY WINNER: Wildcats Beat Michigan Tech

This story was written by NMU Sports Information. Click the VIDEO buttons to see post-game comments from Coach Grant Potulny, as well as from Artem Shlaine and Mitch Deelstra. Also click the AUDIO button to hear some of the radio highlughts from RRN's Garrett Searight.

 The NMU men's hockey team got back to winning ways on Friday, defeating the Michigan Tech Huskies 4-1 at the Berry Events Center.

Artem Shlaine notched three points (2-1--3), the game-winning goal, with both of his goals on the power play, to lead the 'Cats past the Huskies. Michael Mesic started the scoring late in the first with his fourth of the year, Rylan Van Unen notched his second of the season, and Beni Halasz made 21 saves (.955 SV%) en route to the Wildcat win.

The 'Cats controlled almost every facet of the game, edging the Huskies in shots (32-22), faceoffs (37-21), and blocks (12-8). One thing Grant Potulny harped on coming into the series was special teams, and the 'Cats delivered tonight, going 2/6 (33.3%) on the man advantage and 3/4 (75.0%) on the PK.

The Wildcats now improve to 9-113-3 overall and 7-9-1 in CCHA play with 23 points. The Huskies fall to 11-12-5 overall and 8-8-1 in CCHA play with 26 points.

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