MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – The Wildcat hockey group returned to the Berry Occasions Center on Friday night as they face off against the Upper Peninsula’s competitor, the Lake Superior State Lakers, eventually falling 4-1 for the going to team. Unique groups appeared to make the difference on the ice, as four of the 5 objectives featured a man in the charge location.

The Lakers made the most of a power play opportunity early on, scoring the first goal of the video game in just 43 seconds. The very first shots were all dropped in Nolan Kent which stood long in between the pipes however a fast deflection dripped over his shoulder and across the line.

The Wildcats were down 2-0 when LSSU scored, once again with the guy benefit, at 4:26 from the opening frame.

Shooting ahead on goal with a handful of opportunities for the Wildcats in the second duration, the Lakers were the ones to find rope and increased 3-0 in the final period of play.

At 5:55 am of the 3rd duration, the Wildcats’ drought as captain ended Joseph Nardi beat LSSU just under 5 holes. Mitens lost sight of the puck and looked around while the Wildcats celebrated.

With less than two minutes to play in the 3rd and seeming two objectives behind, the group pulled Kent in the extra forward’s favor. The Lakers got the loose puck from a passing series of the Wildcats and sent it throughout the ice for the 4-1 final.

The 2 teams will deal with each other on Saturday-evening for video game two of the non-conference series. The puck is set up to drop at 6:07 PM