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OXFORD, Ohio – The Northern Michigan University hockey team is still searching for its first win for the 2010-11 season.  Saturday night at Steve Cady Arena on the Miami campus scored three first-period goals en route to a 9-1 win over the visiting Wildcats.  The RedHawks took both games in the weekend series after last night’s 4-0 victory.

NMU falls to 0-4-1 overall on the season and 0-2-0 in Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) play.  Miami improves to 4-1-1 and 2-0-0 CCHA.

Vincent LoVende put the RedHawks on the scoreboard with a goal at 3:47 of the opening period.  Reilly Smith five minutes later (8:47) made the score 2-0 with his goal.   Pat Cannone added a power-play goal with 20 seconds left in the period for the 3-0 count.

Trent Vogelhuber opened up the scoring in the middle frame with a goal 18 seconds into the period (4-0). Kyle Follmer put NMU on the scoreboard for the first time all weekend with his first goal of the season at 6:56 (4-1).  Justin Florek and Greger Hanson assisted.  Smith then added a shorthanded goal at 18:01 for his second of the night.

Entering the third period of play the RedHawks were leading 5-1.  Miami added to its lead with four goals in the final frame.  Smith recorded a hat trick with his third of the night 31 seconds into the period for the 6-1 lead.   Vogelhuber added his second goal of the game about two minutes later (2:26) for the 7-1 score.  Andy Miele added a power-play goal at 5:24 (8-1).  Cannone scored his second goal of the night at 16:01 for the final margin.

Jared Coreau and Reid Ellingson both saw time between the pipes for the ‘Cats.  Coreau picked up the loss as he recorded 12 saves in a little over 20 minutes of work (20:18).  Ellingson registered 13 saves the remainder of the way.  Connor Knapp picked up the win for Miami with 15 saves.  The RedHawks outshot the ‘Cats by a 34-16 margin.  Miami was 2-8 on the power play while the ‘Cats were 0-6.

NMU will face Ohio State next week in the home CCHA opening series.  The puck will drop each night (Oct. 29-30) at 7:35 p.m.

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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director