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3rd-period goals help Northern Michigan pull away from UAA hockey team

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 10
  • Published January 10

Northern Michigan scored twice in little more than two minutes midway through the third period to take down the UAA hockey team 4-1 Friday night in Marquette, Michigan.

Zach Nazzarett, a freshman who joined the Seawolves at the start of the new year, scored the only goal for UAA. He tied the game with six minutes remaining in the first period, scoring his second goal in three games with his new team. Nazzarett started the season in the U.S. Hockey League with the Youngstown (Ohio) Phantoms.

Northern Michigan, the third-place team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, upped its record to 12-7-2 overall and 10-5-0 in the WCHA. UAA dropped to 3-13-3 overall and 3-10-2 in the WCHA with its second straight loss.

The game was tied 1-1 after one period, but the Seawolves never scored again.

The Wildcats struck first halfway through the first period when Griffin Loughran scored his 17th goal of the season. The Seawolves answered with the Nazzarett goal, a power-play strike that came off assists from Taylor Lantz and Eric Sinclair.

Philip Beaulieu scored the game-winning goal for Northern Michigan with two minutes left in the second period, 2-1. The Wildcats used goals from Garrett Klee and Darien Craighead to pull away in the third period.

The Wildcats outshot UAA 26-24 but was scoreless on two power plays. UAA, which got 22 saves from Kris Carlson, scored on one of four power plays.

The teams play again Saturday.