The CCHA games: February 4-12

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Bemidji State ends skid, splits series with Northern Michigan

In the first game of the series, David Keefer’s eighth goal of the season gave Northern Michigan a 2-1 victory over Bemidji State, according to the CCHA website. This was the Wildcats ninth conference win, putting them in 5th place in the conference.

In the second game of the series, Bemidji State set the tone early by scoring under five minutes into the game, and Alex Ierullo added two goals of his own as the Beavers bounced back 5-3 to secure their first win since January 14th. The teams went back and forth with three ties lead changes.

Comeback falls short for St. Thomas, goes winless against Michigan Tech

In the first matchup, The Huskies got more than what they bargained for against St. Thomas, as they saw a commanding lead evaporate in the third period, resulting in a 3-3 tie. After Michigan Tech gained a 3-1 lead, the Tommies would quickly tie the game with goals from Joey Sofo and Blaine Warnert. Michigan Tech’s inefficiency allowed the Tommies to stay in the game, as the Huskies scored just three times on 35 shot attempts.

In the second game of the series, The 14th ranked Huskies used a stellar defensive performance and goals from Tommy Parrottino and Brett Thorne to hand St. Thomas their 25th loss of the season, 2-0. Michigan Tech made the game difficult for their opponent, as St. Thomas was unable to find any rhythm on the offensive end as they managed to go scoreless on thirteen shots. The red-hot Huskies will face Northern Michigan on Tuesday, while the struggling Tommies will go on the road against Alaska Fairbanks next Saturday.

Lake Superior State win series at home against Ferris State

In game one, both offenses shined in the third period with a combined total of five goals. Logan Jenuwine scored his second goal of the game with two minutes left in the third, as Lake Superior State escaped Ferris State with a 5-3 win.

In the second meeting, the Lakers would dominate from start to finish. Jake Willets scored his three goals in the first two periods as the Lakers blanked the Bulldogs 4-0. Next up for Ferris State are the 14th ranked Michigan Tech Huskies, while Lake Superior State will face the reeling St. Thomas Tommies.

Tommies struggles continue, Alaska Fairbanks dominates series

In the first game, The Tommies found themselves down by six goals before Ethan Gauer put them on the board. Anton Rubtsov scored three goals for Alaska Fairbanks as they secured a 6-1 win.

In the second matchup, the Tommies ended the first period with a 1-0 lead. The Nanooks would come surging back, however, as six different players would score goals for Alaska Fairbanks as they capped off a dominate series again St. Thomas with a 7-3 win. The Tommies will look for their third win of the season next Friday against Lake Superior State.