MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan hockey team downed the U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 team, 4-0, in its season-opening exhibition game Saturday night at the Berry Events Center.
The Wildcats capitalized on another power play at the 15:25 mark in the second when Casey Purpur came up with the puck in front and found the back of the net.
The Wildcats capitalized on half of their power play opportunities. The U.S. NTDP U-18 team held a 21-15 in shots.
Northern Michigan opens regular season play next weekend against Wisconsin in Madison.