BY DANIEL LEVY
Daily Sports Writer
Published January 9, 2006
That was more than enough for the Wolverines. With Sauer playing well in net and the team turning in a solid defensive performance, the Nanooks didn't have much of a chance to come back.
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"Our team played a lot of defense," Sauer said. "I really didn't have to make too many big saves."
But Michigan kept attacking. Midway through the second period, Miller sent a pass to Rholfs right in front of the net. Rogers made a great save on Rholfs's shot, but the rebound was loose in the crease. Kolarik took advantage of the opportunity, knocking the puck home for a 3-0 Michigan lead.
In the third, the Wolverines capitalized on an Alaska-Fairbanks turnover to cap off its scoring for the night. Porter found alternate-captain Matt Hunwick wide open in front of the net. Hunwick made a nice fake and beat Rogers to make the score 4-0 in favor of Michigan.
The Wolverines have an exhibition game this weekend against the U.S. NTDP under-18 team. The game will give them extra time to clean up their mistakes from this past weekend before they face in-state rival Michigan State on Jan. 17.