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 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.
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- 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.
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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.