Saturdays first two periods by the Huskies saw the team that was expected in both games. The Huskies scored four goals before the Forresters even put their first one in the net. The Huskies had two goals and one assist from sophmore Mike Sible, and one goal each from Mike Maninna and Mike Strumberger. Having a four goal lead did not put the Huskies in a safe situation as they allowed the Forresters to score four un-answered goals themselves, and put the game into overtime. A major part of these 4 un-answered goal was the fact that NIU had 19 penalties called against them compared to only 9 for the Forresters. No game winner would be scored in extra time. After 5 rounds of a back and forth shootout, the Forresters came out on top and the game would end 5-4 in their favor. In net was Brandon Colello stopping 44 on 48 shots.
The Huskies will now have their first home weekend of the semester as they will face MACHA foe, the St.Louis University Billikens, this Friday night at 9pm and Saturday afternoon at 3pm. It is also Student Association Weekend at the Ice Centre. They are all looking for as many SA organizations to try to get their respected groups out to the game to cheer the Huskies on.