Monday, December 12, 2005

Black Bears drop two in OT / CSHL results

The Northern Michigan Black Bears lost to North Bay Friday night at home and then the next night to Blind River in a pair of games that both were decied in overtime.

Friday night, the Bears and Skyhawks played a 0-0 game through regulation until Brett Venasse won it for North Bay 47 seconds into the extra session. Tony Stoehr stopped 22 shots for Northern Michigan.

Saturday night, Shane Bailey ended the game 65 seconds into overtime as the Beavers escaped with a 5-4 win. Captain Michael Herbert, Anthony Perdicaro, Derek Stabile and Steve Kruszewski scored for the Bears, who got a 24-save outing out of Michael Bell. Stoehr played 3:54 and made two saves. Michael Caprio (above left) added two assists.

Northern Michigan travels to Manitoulin Friday night and to Abitibi Saturday night.

In Junior B CSHL action over the weekend:

Sat., Dec. 10
Michigan Ice Dogs 1 at Cleveland 5
Motor City Chiefs 2 at Grand Rapids Jr. Owls 5
Quad City Express 2 at Metro Jets 3 (OT)

Sun., Dec. 11
Michigan 5 at Cleveland 4
Motor City 9 at Grand Rapids 3
Quad City 4 at Metro 6

Joe Schweiger of Motor City and Brett Englebright of the Peoria Mustangs have both earned call-ups to the Traverse City North Stars of the NAHL. Schweiger and Englebright will be in uniform for their games this weekend. No word on whether the players will be back with their CSHL teams.

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