DEKALB, Ill. – The Huskies headed up to Central Michigan to play against CMU on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. The first game started to be very strenuous due to heavy traffic the Huskies faced on the drive up. Though face-off was at 10:00 they didn’t get off the bus until 9:45 pm but CMU was gracious enough to give the Huskies some extra time and delayed face-off until 10:15 pm.
Game One Friday, September 30, 2005
Huskies – – – – 2 @ Central Michigan University – – – – 10
Jason Mata started the game in net and came out of the first only allowing 2 goals. Then in the second the bus legs started to get to the offense and defense and the Huskies found themselves allowing 5 more goals before Jason Mata was pulled out of the net.
Robert Martinez entered in net for the second half of the game and finished the second period allowing one goal. The offense tried to fire back and scored a single goal in the second. In the third period, the Huskies started to show more signs of life and only allowing 2 more goals in.
“It definitely hurt us to hop off the bus and start right up. I feel if we had been to the rink on time it would have been a completely different game,” said Robert Martinez, Huskies goaltender.
Game Two Saturday, October 01, 2005
Huskies – – – – 4 @ Central Michigan University – – – – 2
The Huskies were going to make sure that they didn’t have a repeat of Friday night and came ready to play. This time around the team got their stretch in and had plenty of time to think about what they need to do.
Martinez started out in net for game two. The Huskies showed they weren’t going to have a repeat with a goal by Erik Hummel within the first twenty seconds of the game. Someone dumped the puck in on net and the goalie fumbled the puck and Hummel went flying in past the Central defense and surprised the goalie with his speed and hammered the puck into the net.
The Huskies scored two more goals in the first and then late in the first Central pulled their starting goalie and put in a replacement. In the second period the Huskies spent much of their time in the penalty box and Central capitalized by scoring two power play goals.
In the third period the Huskies managed to keep Central scoreless and added one more to the board with a goal from Jim Salerno who had also scored one earlier in the game.