MARQUETTE, Mich.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Wildcats continue their dominance over the Miami RedHawks in Marquette.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jamie Milam scored twice for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in thefirst period to key the 5-2 win over the RedHawks on Friday night at the BerryEventsCenter.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Miamihas only won once in Marquette andthat was back on Nov. 14, 1981when they defeated the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in Lakeview Arena in overtime 4-3.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Miamiwas tied for first place in the CCHA entering the game on Friday night.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The RedHawks are now 11-8-2 overall on the season and 8-4-1 in the CCHA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats improve to 10-8-1 and 8-7-0in the conference and pick up two important points in the CCHA race.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe had a good effort by a number of people,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚Walt Kyle, the head coach of NMU, said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe are going to have to be better tomorrow night.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Miamijumped out to a 1-0 led with a goal at of the first period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Milam would scorethe next two goals to give the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the lead at 2-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His first goal came at of the first period for his fifth of theseason.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Darin Olver assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Milam then scored a power-play goal for hissixth goal of the season at ofthe period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Nathan Oystrick and Olverassisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe had a good night and hopeto do it tomorrow,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Milam said.
In the second period the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catswould add two more goals to extend their lead to 4-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kevin Gardner scored his fifth goal of theseason on the power play at ofthe period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Milam and Oystrickassisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe are on a bit of a rollright now. We need to keep it going,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Oystrick said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Justin Kinnunen would follow that goal upwith one of his own at for hisfourth of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Gardner and AlexSawruk assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Matt Christie from Miamiwould score a power-play goal at to get the RedHawks within two at 4-2.
Dirk Southern added an insurancegoal at of the third period forthe final margin.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The goal was hisseventh of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Andrew Contoisassisted.
Craig Kowalski had 26 saves on thenight.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The RedHwaks had 28 shots on thenight to the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats 25.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was 2-of-3 onthe power play while Miami was2-of-6.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The two teams will play the secondgame of their weekend set tomorrow night at the BerryEventsCenter.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The puck will drop at