The Northern Michigan Wildcats (5-4-1, 2-2-0 CCHA) traveled to Oxford, Ohio over the weekend and returned with a split against the conference-leading and national No. 4 Miami RedHawks.
The RedHawks dominated the opener with a 5-1 victory at the Steve Cady Arena.
Nathan Davis, the leading scorer in college hockey, led the way with a hat trick and two assists as Miami won their fourth in a row.
Four of Miami's goals came with the man-advantage.
Mike Santorelli scored the lone goal for the 'Cats.
Bill Zaniboni started in net for NMU and stopped 26 of 30 shots, before being replaced by Brian Stewart, who finished the night with eight saves on nine shots.
The Wildcats bounced back in Saturday's game two with a 4-2 win.
Rob Lehtinen, Santorelli, Nick Sirota, and Pat Bateman scored for NMU.
Stewart made his first collegiate start in net for the 'Cats and stopped 39 of 42 shots in net for the "W." He played for the ill-fated Continental Elite Hockey League with the league champion Metro Fighting Moose back in 2003-2004. The CEHL's offices were based in Fraser.
The Wildcats return to the Berry Events Center in Marquette next weekend as they host the Alaska Nanooks in a two-game bill.