Maine Hockey Journal

Northern New England falls to Michigan

Bensenville, Illinois– Both teams just had a few hours to prepare for each other but Michigan came on top with a 6-4 victory over Northern New England.

Christoffer Linder of NYA had another outstanding game as he compiled two assists in the losing effort.

Northern New England got on the board first when Stefan Lutzenkirchen received a pass from Brewster Academy teammate, Ridge Garbutt, at the 3:18 mark of the first period.

Michigan would go up 2-1, with goals from Mac Olsen and Brian Depp. Camden Wojtala assisted on Olsen’s powerplay goal at the 6:18 mark of the first. Anthony Thomas and Matt Zaremba set Depp’s tally up at the 8:08 mark.

Northern New England would response as they did all night. Chad Goodwin of Hebron Academy got the game back to even just two minutes later.

Lutzenkirchen gave Northern New England a brief 3-2 lead at the 12:17 mark of the second. Linder and NYA teammate Kyle Williams assisted on the powerplay marker.

On the same powerplay, Olson tied the contest up with an unassisted shorthanded goal, a mere 28 seconds later.

Michael Yanis of Michigan got an unassisted shorthanded marker just 90 seconds into the final frame.

Northern New England would respond just a little over eight minutes later. Guillaume Cyr of Brewster would find the back of the cage with the lone assist going to Linder.

Michigan would put the nail in the coffin with two goal during 16 minute mark. Matthew Wall made it 5-4 with the only helper going to Brian Depp. 28 seconds later, Justin Kovacs got the insurance tally from Depp and Zaremba on the powerplay.

Brian Fleming of Kents Hill made 13 saves on 16 shots. Patrick Dunn made ten saves on 13 shots for Northern New England.

Eric Rohrkemper made six saves on nine opportunities for Michigan. John Kleinhans made eleven stops on twelve shots.

The Chicago Showcase ends tomorrow with the Championship game (s).

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