By Bob Miller/Michigan Beat Writer
A.J. Treais scored a pair of goals on Friday night and Lee Moffie bagged two for himself on Saturday night as Michigan continued to steamroll through the 2012 portion of their schedule, knocking off Miami by three goals each night in very chippy, highly-contested games with the RedHawks.
The two wins moved the Wolverines into third place in the CCHA standings, one point behind Western Michigan and three points behind league-leading Ferris State.
Wolverines' netminder Shawn Hunwick was on his game against Miami, only allowing one goal over the 120 minutes of weekend play. Hunwick turned aside 24 RedHawk shots in the series opener on Friday and then followed that performance with a perfect 29-save effort on Saturday, only the second time this season that Miami has been shut out.
Saturday's night's finale ended with an eight-player scrum in the corner to the left of the Miami net which resulted in Michigan's Chris Brown and Miami's Will Weber receiving five-minute fighting majors and game disqualifications. As a result, Brown with miss the opener of the Wolverine's crucial series against rival Michigan State this coming weekend. Weber will miss the opener of Miami's non-conference set against Alabama-Huntsville.
After a rugged stretch earlier in the season that saw Michigan go winless in seven straight games through November and early December, the Wolverines have turned their season around, losing only once in their last 13 games.
That surge has carried them into the upper echelon of the CCHA standings and has positioned them in a second place tie with UMass-Lowell in the all-important PairWise rankings, according to USCHO.com.