Northern Michigan University Wildcats hockey team hangs close till end in 5-4 loss at Notre Dame | News, Sports, Jobs

Northern Michigan University’s David Keefer skates for the online in the primary length in a CCHA recreation performed towards Ferris State on Feb. 25 at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame had the ultimate surge of momentum and that helped lift the Fighting Irish to a 5-4 school hockey victory over visiting Northern Michigan University on Sunday night.

The Wildcats (3-3) have been outshot badly 47-26 however have been nonetheless tied 3-3 with 2 1/2 mins to move.

That’s when ND (2-1-1) were given over the hump, scoring objectives 1:15 aside to take a 5-3 lead, permitting the Fighting Irish to resist one ultimate ultimate gasp when NMU’s Connor Eddy scored his first purpose with Northern with 39 seconds final.

Before that, the groups had wild swings of momentum ahead of the Irish finished the weekend sweep after successful 3-1 on Friday evening.

The Wildcats opened the scoring as Kristof Papp scored his first as an NMU skater 8:14 into the sport. His unassisted purpose held up for almost 9 mins ahead of ND’s Grant Silianoff scored the equalizer with 2:58 left in the primary length.

But the Irish wanted simply 66 extra seconds to take the lead on a shorthanded tally through Solag Bakich.

ND took keep watch over early in the second one, making it 3-1 on a purpose through Ryder Rolston fired in low and left previous Northern goalie Beni Halasz, who took over to begin the length for Charlie Glockner.

But began coming again, getting inside one nearly precisely 4 mins in a while an Artem Shlaine purpose assisted through Joey Larson and Papp. But NMU nonetheless trailed 3-2 after two.

The Wildcats in any case tied it with 8:20 final when Northern’s Andre Ghantous scored. He were given his stick at the puck to redirect it, in keeping with an account from NMU Sports Information. David Keefer and AJ Vanderbeck were given assists.

But the Irish retook the lead with 2:18 left off the stick of Drew Bavaro on an influence play.

ND added an empty-netter with 1:03 to move, making Eddy’s past due purpose no longer imply a lot.

Halasz completed with 31 saves in 33 pictures over the general two sessions.

After its opening-weekend CCHA break up with Bowling Green State, NMU will play its 3rd consecutive nonconference sequence this weekend, this time at the Berry Events Center in Marquette when Alaska-Anchorage involves the town for video games at 7 p.m. Friday and six p.m. Saturday.

Information compiled through Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His e-mail deal with is sbrownlee@miningjournal.web.

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