BOSTON, Mass. - The Northern Michigan hockey program (2-1-1, 0-0-0-0 WCHA) held strong Saturday night as they topped the No. 20/RV Boston University Terriers (1-2-1, 0-0-0-0 HEA), 4-3 at Agganis Arena.
Darien Craighead posted his second goal of the weekend while Vincent de Mey netted the first multi-goal game of his career and extended his goal and point streaks to four games (5-1-6).
- Darien Craighead put the Wildcats on the board at the 10:49 mark of the first period to knot the game at 1-1. It was the senior's second goal in as many games and was assisted by Joseph Nardi.
- The leader in goals heading into tonight, Vincent de Mey added to the scoreboard with less than two minutes remaining in the opening frame to give NMU the 2-1 lead going into the first intermission. His team-leading fourth of the year was assisted by Ty Readman.
- After BU tied it in the midway through the second, Griffin Loughran took back the Wildcat lead at 2:11 of the third period with assists to Philip Beaulieu and Darien Craighead. The assist marked Beaulieu's 100th career point with 20 goals and 80 assists.
- Vincent de Mey scored the eventual game-winner with 8:56 gone in the final frame for the first multi-goal game of the young sophomore's career. Michael Van Unen tallied his first career point with the primary assist while Ben Newhouse had the other helper.
- Sophomore netminder Nolan Kent recorded his first career win between the pipes Saturday night and now owns a 1-1-0 record.
- Senior captain Philip Beaulieu tallied hit the milestone 100 career points with the first assist on Griffin Loughran's goal early in the third period. The tally also gives him a three-game point streak (0-4-4).
- Vincent de Mey continued his impressive point streak, netting five goals and an assist for six points through the first four games.
- NMU outshot the Terriers, 33-30 in the win while Kent stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced.
- The Wildcats were perfect on the penalty kill (3/3) as well as converting once with the man advantage.
- de Mey led the team in shots with eight total and seven on net while Beaulieu was close behind with a total of six. Loughran was second on the team in shots on goal, registering four shots, including his third period goal.
The Wildcats are back on the road next weekend as they open WCHA play at Ferris State. Last season, Northern Michigan swept the series against the Bulldogs, posting 4-1 and 4-2 victories.