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Michigan hockey comes up short in 4-3 loss to NMU

Michigan's late rally wasn't enough to close the gap in a loss on Saturday to Northern Michigan.

Gregory Shamus

After rallying from a 4-1 deficit Friday to tie Northern Michigan (4-3-1, 1-2-1-0 CCHA), the Michigan Wolverines (3-3-1, 1-2-1-1 CCHA) once again entered the third period trailing NMU on Saturday, 4-1. This time, however, Northern Michigan escaped with a 4-3 win.

Northern scored twice in the first period, with the first goal coming four minutes into the game when Reed Seckel scored on an assist by Matt Thurber. With less than four minutes remaining in the period, Scott Macaulay scored on an assist by Justin Reed.

Northern Michigan extended the lead to 3-0 six minutes into the second period, on a goal by Cohen Adair that was assisted by Thurber. Michigan got on the board two minutes later on a goal by Kevin Lynch that was set up by Alex Guptill. Northern extended the lead to 4-1 with three minutes left in the period on Seckel's second goal of the game, set up by Ryan Daugherty.

Michigan scored twice in less than a minute nine minutes into the third. A.J. Treals scored on an assist by Cristoval Nieves and Mac Bennett was set up by Kevin Lynch for a goal to cut the score to 4-3.

Steve Racine had 18 saves for Michigan. Jared Coreau stopped 26 shots for Northern.