The Huskies lost on Friday 9-2, on 13 penalties. Coach Jim Sullivan said after the game, “No player had heart tonight, and no player looked like they even wanted to be here. When a whole team is like that, you deserve what you get, and we deserved what happened to us.”
Saturday would hope to be a different story and it was. NIU came out much stronger and much more deserving of being in a close game. NMU would control the first two periods leading 2-0 going into the third. 4 minutes into the third period Peter Alfano sent a pass to Chris Bednarek who then slit the puck past NMU goaltender Joe Minsky on the power play and put the game within 1 goal. The Huskies would then score another power-play goal just minutes later by Mike Sible. Then with 7 minutes left in the game, one more power play goal to take the 3-2 lead by Nick Messing. They would then kill off two NMU power-plays for the deserved victory 3-2. Freshman goaltender, Kenny Schatz played remarkable in net stopping 31 of 33 shots.
The Huskies now have their first weekend off since the start of the season. The team’s current season record is 9-11-0-1. They will head out to Ohio after Thanksgiving to play University of Toledo. Then come back home to play host to Robert Morris-Chicago at the Ice Centre, who they just played 2 weekends ago in the Robert Morris College Showcase.