The Michigan Wolverines swept aside Ferris State last weekend and in doing so outscored the Bulldogs, 15-6.
Friday, powered by an offensive charge led by Jack Johnson's first-career hat trick and two tallies from both Kevin Porter and T.J. Hensick, the Wolverines cruised to a 9-4 victory over Ferris State at Yost Ice Arena.
David Rohlfs and Travis Turnbull also added goals for Michigan and Billy Sauer made 36 stops.
"It is great to see the puck go in when our defensemen are jumping up and getting shots," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said. "And Jack scored different types of goals. Our defense can be dangerous, and obviously Johnson can be. Good for him, it is a good place to have your first hat trick."
Eric Vesely potted a pair for FSU and singles came from Mark Bomersback and Brendan Connelly. Derek MacIntyre made 21 saves.
Then Saturday, Johnson scored two more and added two assists in a 6-2 win.
"I just kept firing," said Johnson. "The past 10 games or so, they were not going in for me, but I had the mentality to keep shooting, and eventually one of them is going to go in. I kind of made a living off this weekend from great passes from Andrew (Cogliano) and Matt (Hunwick). I started getting the bounces going my way."
Hunwick, Cogliano, Turnbull and Brian Lebler scored U-M's other goals and Sauer turned aside 22 shots.
Mitch O'Keefe made 28 saves for the Bulldogs, who got goals from Bomersback and Zac Pearson.
Michigan (19-9-0, 14-6-0 CCHA) has a home-and-home with Western Michigan starting Friday in Kalamazoo. Ferris State (7-18-3, 4-14-2 CCHA) hosts Ohio State.
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