By Andy Bourdeau / MTU Beat Writer
Michigan Tech (2-0-1, WCHA 0-0-0) and Northern Michigan (0-2-1, CCHA 0-0-0) played a rare Tuesday night game at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena, the second match up between the UP rivals in five days.
The Huskies looked to remain perfect over the Wildcats, but were unable to get a win, instead the two teams ended up tying, 4-4.
With the tie, Michigan Tech remains unbeaten on the year, posting a 2-0-1 and Northern is winless, at 0-2-1. The Huskies are also 4-1-2 against the Wildcats in the last seven meetings.
Deron Cousens assisted on all four goals for the Huskies, leading the team with four points on the night.
Michigan Tech took a 2-0 lead with goals from Bennett Royer and Ryan Furne in the first, both on the power play. Answering for NMU in the first was Chad Pietila, and the period ended 2-1 MTU.
The second was all Northern, as they added three goals, and took a 4-2 lead going into the third. Goals were scored by Brian Nugent, Justin Florek and Tyler Gron.
In the final period, MTU applied the pressure on netminder Jared Careau, getting two more power-play goals, a second from Royer and the game-tying goal from Milos Gordic. MTU continued the pressure, but was unable to get the game-winning goal.
In overtime, the teams exchanged chances, but Josh Robinson and Careau were both up for the challenge. The night ended with Careau saving 49 shots and Robinson saving 22.
Michigan Tech will remain home for a WCHA weekend series with Minnesota State, while NMU has the weekend off.