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OXFORD, Ohio â€Â“ The Wildcats could notpull the come-from-behind trick two nights in a row.  After scoring two goalsin the third period on Friday night to win the game against the Redhawks,Saturday was a different story as the home team scored two goals in each periodfor the 6-3 win.  Northern Michigan University is now 11-10-1 overall on theseason and 7-8-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).  Miami improves to 14-3-3 and 11-2-1 respectively.


The RedHawks struck first with a goal at 4:43 of the firstperiod by Matt Davis.  Mike Santorelli tied the game with a power-play goal at7:23 for his eighth of the season.  Jamie Milam and Nathan Oystrick assisted onthe goal.  The RedHawks made the score 2-1 when Davis scored his second goal ofthe night at 15:58.


Joe Cooper gave the home team the 3-1 lead when he scoredhis third goal of the season at 8:23 of the second period.  Oystrick cut thelead to 3-2 with his fifth goal of the campaign at 17:20.  Darin Olverassisted.  Miami then took the 4-2 lead with another power-play goal by RyanJones at 17:57.


Davis scored the first goal of the third period for the hattrick.  His goal was at 1:09 of the period to give the RedHawks the 5-2 lead. Dusty Collins gave the â€Â˜Cats new life at 5-3 with a power-play goal at 5:51 forhis third of the season.  Zach Tarkir and Dirk Southern assisted.  Davis then scored his fourth of the night at 17:23 for the final margin.


Bill Zaniboni after turning away 40 plus shots on Fridaynight had 34 on Saturday.  Jeff Zatkoff, from Miami, had 23 saves.  Each teamscored two power-play goals on seven opportunities. 


The â€Â˜Cats will be home this weekend against Ferris State (Jan. 13-14).


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director