2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

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Senior forward Troy Loggins had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats
Northern Michigan Sweeps Quarterfinal Series With 4-3 Win Over Alaska
Senior forwards Troy Loggins and Denver Pierce each had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats

MARQUETTE, Mich. - Northern Michigan University Hockey advanced to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Semifinals after defeating the University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-3 in game two of the WCHA Quarterfinals.


THE FIRST PERIOD

Alaska took an early lead by scoring 8:06 into the period and took a 1-0 lead after the first.


DE MEY TIES IT UP

Less than a minute later, freshman Vincent de Mey (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored his fifth of the season to tie the game 13:36 into the second period. Freshman Garrett Klee (Morrison, Colo.) notched his fourth assist on the goal with freshman Grant Loven (East Grand Forks, Minn.) getting his third.


WINNING IT

NMU added two more goals to take a 4-2 lead. The Nanooks pulled their goalie and managed to added a goal 17:52 in, but it wouldn't be enough as the Wildcat held on to win 4-3 and advance to the WCHA Semifinals.


LOGGINS STRIKES

9:59 into the third period, senior Troy Loggins (Huntington, Calif.) scored his 23rd goal of the season to give NMU the lead. Pierce collected his second point of the night and 10th assist of the night.


SECURE THE WIN

Junior Darien Craighead (Surrey, B.C.) helped secure the victory with his ninth goal this season by scoring on the power play at the 11:58 mark. Rockwood tallied his 26th assist and Loggins picked up 16th.


GETTING SAVES

Senior Atte Tolvanen (Vihti, Finland) notched 26 saves on the night. He finished the weekend with 64 saves to move his record to 3,487 career saves.


UP NEXT

The Wildcats improved to 21-14-2 on the season and will now take on Bowling Green State University in the WCHA Semifinals. Tickets for the series are now available.

Game Summary

Saturday, March 9, 2019
WCHA Quarterfinals

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Game statistics
29 Shots 30
0 / 2 Power Plays 1 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 2 / 4
12-21-3 Records 21-14-2
GOAL SCORERS
Alaska Northern Michigan
Kylar Hope (8)
1st/8:06
Kyle Marino (6)
2nd/8:28
Denver Pierce (10)
2nd/12:54
Vincent de Mey (5)
2nd/13:36
Troy Loggins (23)
3rd/9:59
Darien Craighead (9)
3rd/11:58 PP GW
Tyler Cline (6)
3rd/17:52  EA
GOALTENDERS
Alaska Northern Michigan
Anton Martinsson
57:23, 26 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 7-15-2)

Empty Net
2:37, 0 GA
Atte Tolvanen
59:58, 26 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 21-14-2)

Empty Net
0:02, 0 GA