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ANN ARBOR, Mich. â€Ã‚“ The University of MichiganWolverines scored three power-play goals in 13 attempts on Saturday night tocruise to a 5-1 win over the visiting Northern Michigan UniversityWildcats.  After winning five games in arow against the Wolverines the â€Ã‚˜Cats have dropped that past two games to theMaize and Blue.  It was also the firsttime that Michigan has swept NMU in Ann Arbor. NMU still is the only team in the CCHA with a winning record at Yost IceArena (8-7-0).  Michigan improves to20-7-1 overall and 14-5-1 in the CCHA. With the loss on Saturday night the â€Ã‚˜Cats are now 14-12-2 and 10-9-1.

David Moss and Milan Gajic both scored twice for theWolverines on the evening.  Moss wouldscore his goals at 6:37 and 11:58 of the first period.  Gajic turned the light on at 8:16 of thefirst period and 17:25 of the second period. Jed Ortmeyer would score at 3:04 of the second period for theWolverines.

Jamie Milam scored the lone goal for the Wildcats on theevening with a shorthanded goal at 2:54 of the third period.  Terry Harrison assisted on the goal.  The â€Ã‚˜Cats have not scored a power-play goalin the past three games as they have had 13 power-play opportunities over thespan.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats were called for 22 penalties and 74 penaltyminutes on Saturday night.  Michigan wascalled for 13 penalties and 45 penalty minutes.

Craig Kowalski started in goal for the â€Ã‚˜Cats as he lasted alittle over 22 minutes between the pipes. He gave up four goals and had six saves.  Tuomas Tarkki played the remainder of the game for the â€Ã‚˜Cats infront of the net as he had 17 saves and gave up one goal.  Al Montoya was in goal for the Wolverines ashe had 18 saves and gave up one goal. Michigan had the advantage on the shots as they had 28 shots to the â€Ã‚˜Cats19.

NMU will be in action again next weekend (Feb. 14-15), asthey will go home-and-home with Lake Superior State University.  The action gets underway on Valentine Dayevening at the Berry Events Center.  Thevenue shifts the next night (Feb. 15) to Abel Arena and Lake Superior StateUniversity.  Both games are at 7:05 p.m.




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director