Beavers complete sweep of Northern Michigan, 5-1

February 15, 20201st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State1135
Northern Mich.1001
Scoring Summary
104:34NMUDarien Craighead (Griffin Loughran , Ty Readman)
109:03BSUMuck, Tommy (Brady, Adam , Miller, Aaron)
202:49BSUJohnson, Brad (Ierullo, Alex , Sillinger, Owen)
304:39BSUBrady, Adam (Sillinger, Owen , Rosen, Elias)
316:41BSUSillinger, Owen (Somoza, Ethan , Miller, Aaron)
317:34BSUCombs, Charlie (Vold, Tyler )
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUDriscoll, Zach59:531027
BSUTEAM0:07000
NMUNolan Kent45:08208
NMUJohn Hawthorne13:24109
NMUTeam1:28020
Statistical ComparisonBSUNMU
Shots on Goal2228
Power Plays2-40-4
Penalties-Minutes4-194-8
Beavers complete sweep of Northern Michigan, 5-1
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Beavers complete sweep of Northern Michigan, 5-1

MARQUETTE, Mich. (Berry Event Center) -- The Bemidji State University men's hockey team completed a series sweep over Northern Michigan University Saturday. The Beavers' power-play unit propelled BSU to a 5-1 victory in the series finale.

The Beavers saw the Wildcats come out of the gates to take the first lead just 4:23 into the game, but battled back to tie the score before the end of the first period.

Down 1-0, Tommy Muck and the BSU power-play unit took advantage of their first man advantage opportunity of the evening. At the 9:03 mark, just 40 seconds into the power-play, Adam Brady and Aaron Miller feed Muck for his fourth goal of the season.

The score remained 1-1 until the 2:49 mark of the second period when blueliner, Brad Johnson netted his second goal of the weekend. Alex Ierullo and Owen Sillinger were each credited with assist on the scoring play.

BSU's power-play unit struck again at the 4:36 mark of the third period. This time it was Elias Rosén and Sillinger who set up the goal and Brady, who netted his team-leading 15th goal of the season.

With their backs against the wall and trailing by two goals, NMU pulled its goaltender with more than three minutes to go and BSU would make it pay. Sillinger netted an empty-net goal at the 16:41 mark and Charlie Combs found the back of the empty net at the 17:34 mark to put the Beavers up 5-1.

Sillinger led all BSU players with a goal and two assists Saturday to finish the weekend with a goal and five assists. Brady added a goal and an assist on the power play and Aaron Miller posted two assists.

The BSU power-play unit totaled four goals in the series and finished the night 2-for-4, while the penalty-kill unit was a perfect 3-for-3.

Zach Driscoll was in net for his 17th win of the season. He made 27 saves and allowed one goal in 59:53 between the posts.

The Beavers, now 18-8-4 overall and 18-4-2-1 in WCHA play, pulled to within five points of first-place Minnesota State University, Mankato with four games to go in the regular season. BSU will  travel to Anchorage, Alaska Feb. 21 and 22 for a two-game series with the University of Alaska-Anchorage. The series will get underway at 10:07 p.m. (CT) Friday before an 8:07 p.m. opening faceoff in the series finale Saturday.

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