MARQUETTE, MICH. – Darien Craighead scored a power-play goal with 1:15 remaining in the third period to give Northern Michigan a 2-1 win over Alaska Anchorage Saturday.

“It was a gutty effort but unfortunately not quite enough to get over us over the hump,” said head coach Matt Curley. “Kris Carlson was outstanding for us tonight and gave us a chance to be in the game right  to the closing minutes. This one stung a bit, which it should, and that’s a good thing. It means that we are on the right path.”

Craighead assisted on the Wildcats first goal less than four minutes into the contest when he found Adam Rockwood who scored his second goal of the season at 3:52.

Jeremiah Luedtke tied the game at 1-1 with his second goal of the season at 4:35 of the second period with assists by Zach Court and Jordan Xavier.

The Seawolves, who were killing off their fourth penalty of the night, were unable to clear the zone and Craighead beat UAA goalie Kris Carlson high stick side.

Carlson (0-5-0) finished with 38 saves.

NMU finished with a large lead in shots, 40-22. Northern Michigan was 1-for-4 on the powerplay and Alaska Anchorage was 0-for-2.

Alaska Anchorage (1-8-1, 0-7-1) will play a pair of non-conference games at North Dakota Nov 23-24.