Northern Michigan Earns Weekend Split With 4-1 Win At Alaska Anchorage
Sophomore goaltender Atte Tolvanen makes 29 saves for Wildcats

Sophomore goaltender Atte Tolvanen made 29 saves for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:10  NMU1-0 EV Troy Loggins (4)Gerard Hanson/7, Connor Frantti/1
2nd 2:39  NMU2-0 PP GW Brock Maschmeyer (2)Philip Beaulieu/6, Zach Diamantoni/8
3rd 5:00  AKA1-2 SH Tad Kozun (4)Matt Anholt/5, Eric Roberts/1
3rd 15:43  NMU3-1 PP Robbie Payne (5)Dominik Shine/3, Philip Beaulieu/7
3rd 19:08  NMU4-1 EV EN Dominik Shine (5)Zach Diamantoni/9, Robbie Payne/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1124
Alaska Anchorage  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  54817
Alaska Anchorage  912930
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (4-12-2)  2/6 8/16 0
Alaska Anchorage (2-12-2)  0/7 6/23 1
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Atte Tolvanen (W, 3-12-2)59:301 912829
Empty Net0:300     
Alaska Anchorage Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Olivier Mantha (L, 2-10-2)59:193 43613
Empty Net0:411     

ANCHORAGE - Northern Michigan picked up a Western Collegiate Hockey Association split with host Alaska Anchorage, as the Wildcats defeated the Seawolves, 4-1 Saturday at the Sullivan Arena.

Following a 2-0 Wildcat lead after two periods, the Seawolves (2-12-2, 1-7-2 WCHA) cut the lead in half with a shorthanded strike by junior Tad Kozun, but a power-play goal and an empty netter sealed the win for NMU (4-12-2, 2-9-1 WCHA).

Scoring his team-high-tying fourth of the season was Kozun, capitalizing on junior captain Matt Anholt's pass off the rush in front of netminder Atte Tolvanen at 5:00 of the third. With the assist, Anholt leads UAA with five helpers and nine points. The second assist was credited to Eric Roberts - his first point of the season.

The Wildcats picked up strikes in the first and second. Scoring at 5:10 of the opening period was Troy Loggins, while Brock Maschmeyer scored on the power-play at 2:39 of the second. NMU furnished both goals in just six shots on net.

Meanwhile, making it a 3-1 game was Robbie Payne on the man advantage at 15:43 of the third, while Dominik Shine picked up the empty-net strike with 58 seconds left in the game.

UAA out shot NMU with a season-high 30 shots on net to 17. Goaltender Olivier Mantha made 13 saves in the loss, while Tolvanen made 29 for the win. Additionally, the Wildcats kept UAA scoreless on seven power plays.

With the loss, the Seawolves fall back into 10th in the WCHA standings with six points, while the Wildcats jump ahead to ninth with seven points.

The Seawolves hit the road next weekend for a WCHA series against in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks, Dec. 9-10 at the Carlson Center.