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Monday, October 10, 2005

Wolverines sweep Quinnipiac

Junior defenseman Matt Hunwick

Michigan opened their regular season in style last weekend with two wins at home over Quinnipiac.

Friday night, Kevin Porter notched two goals and Billy Sauer made 25 saves in his debut to help U-M defeat the Bobcats, 3-1. Travis Turnbull and T.J. Hensick each had two assists and Danny Fardig also scored.

"From a coaching perspective, just because you win a game doesn't mean you had a great game," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said. "We have a lot of things to do better. But you have to start somewhere, and I like where we started."

Matt Hunwick tallied a hat trick and added two assists to figure on all five Michigan goals Saturday night in the Wolverines' 5-3 victory. Sauer stopped 24 shots for his second straight win while captain Andrew Ebbett and Jack Johnson (three assists) each contributed a goal apiece.

"We have so many freshmen, but at the same time, our upperclassmen are our leaders," said Hunwick. "We have to set an example. We have to set the pace of the game and the freshmen will follow our lead. We're a huge part of this team still."

The Wolverines host Boston College Friday night and Merrimack Sunday afternoon. Both games will be on Comcast Local.

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