WMU News

Bronco icers host Northern Michigan

Nov. 2, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Two of the top teams in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association battle this weekend (Nov. 5-6) in Lawson Arena when second-place Western Michigan (4-3-1 overall, 4-3-1 CCHA) entertains third-place Northern Michigan (5-2-1, 3-0-1 CCHA) in a pair of 7:05 starts.

The Broncos are alone in second with nine points, two points ahead of Northern Michigan and Bowling Green and three behind league-leader Michigan State. Both games this week will be carried live on the Bronco Radio Network and the WMU web site <www.wmubroncos.com> via broadcast.com.

WMU coaches have always felt Mike Bishai had plenty of potential, and this season the sophomore center is doing something about it. Bishai has produced a team-high seven goals in eight games, scoring six times off the power play. All this after collecting three assists in 26 games last season.

"I'm very pleased with his performance, he's playing with much more confidence," says coach Jim Culhane. "He made a commitment to this program over the summer and it's paying off."

Junior David Gove's eight-game points streak is the longest of his career. With a team-high 12 points (4-8), Gove ranks second among CCHA players in league scoring. Gove is well on his way to matching his point total of last season (23) which earned him a share of the team scoring title.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 616 387-4122; daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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