Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wolverines end Wildcats season

The Michigan Wolverines made a statement this weekend at the expense of the Northern Michigan Wildcats. After beating the Cats, 4-1, on Friday night, Michigan embarrassed NMU on FSN Detroit with an 8-3 victory to complete the sweep.

The Wolverines will advance to play Michigan State at Joe Louis Arena while the Wildcats begin looking for pro contracts and new recruits to fill the plethora of holes on this team.

Northern scored three power-play goals from Pat Bateman, Mike Santorelli and Ray Kaunisto. T.J. Hensick had a hat trick for Michigan.

Bill Zaniboni was pulled from the NMU net during the second period after allowing five goals. He allowed four in the second and while he looked shaky, there wasn't much he could do as the Wolverines sliced and diced the NMU defense. Brian Stewart finished the game but was pelted just as hard.

For a more complete look at tonight's game, check out our live game-day blog here. Kyle blogged live from Yost Ice Arena while I piped in from Marquette, watching on FSN Detroit.

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