BEMIDJI, Minn. â?? The Northern Michigan hockey team picked up a 3-1 victory Saturday at the Sanford Center completing its Western Collegiate Hockey Association sweep of Bemidji State.
The win moves the Wildcats to 8-10-2 on the season with a 6-5-1 league record. Bemidji State falls to 5-11-6 overall with a 5-7-4 record in league play.
Bemidji evened the score just over a minute later (16:51) when Jeff Jubinville scored.
Senior forward Stephan Vigier put NMU back in the lead 2-1 when he scored at the 13:51 mark of the second period. Junior forward Reed Seckel and senior defender Wade Epp each recorded an assist on Vigier's goal.
NMU was outshot in the contest 33-24 by Bemidji State as Epp led the Wildcats with four shots.
Freshman goalkeeper Mathias Dahlstrom made 32 saves in goal for the Wildcats to improve to 7-8-2 on the season. Andrew Walsh made 21 saves in net for the Beavers falling to 5-9-3 with the loss.
Northern Michigan returns to the Berry Events Center for its next WCHA series facing Alaska Fairbanks at 7:07 p.m. Jan. 17.