By Matt Mackinder/Michigan State Beat Writer
Northern Michigan ventured downstate to East Lansing this weekend and came away with two wins over Michigan State.
The Wildcats won all four meetings this year with the Spartans.
Last night, NMU rallied from a 4-1 deficit and Andrew Cherniwchan potted the game-winner late in the third period in a 6-5 win for the Wildcats.
Tyler Gron posted a natural hat trick and added an assist for NMU, while Reid Ellingson made 16 saves for the win after relieving Jared Coreau 13:23 into the first period.
Jake Chelios scored twice for Michigan State and Drew Palmisano finished with 39 stops.
Friday night, the Wildcats doubled the Spartans, 4-2.
Gron, NMU captain Phil Fox, Justin Florek and Nicholas Kosinski tallied and Coreau made 50 saves in the win.
MSU captain Torey Krug recorded both goals for the Spartans and Will Yanakeff stopped 22 shots.
Northern Michigan (13-15-4, 11-11-2 CCHA) stays on the road next weekend at Bowling Green, while the Spartans (12-16-4, 8-14-2 CCHA) travel to Alaska-Fairbanks.