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Posted on Sat, Dec 1, 2012 : 11:02 p.m.

Michigan hockey earns tie, shootout win in finale at Ferris State

By Staff

The Michigan hockey team’s offense returned, and the Wolverines held on earn two points with a tie and a shootout win, 3-3 against Ferris State on the road Saturday night.


Michigan defenseman Jacob Trouba and forward Daniel Milne celebrate a goal against Notre Dame earlier this season.

Daniel Brenner |

The tie snapped a two-game losing streak, including a 5-0 loss to Ferris State Friday night. It also snapped a four-game losing streak away from Yost Ice Arena.

After Ferris State opened the scoring in the first minute of play, the Wolverines recorded three goals in the first ten minutes to take the early lead. Before that, Michigan had scored only one goal in its previous two games combined.

Captain A.J. Treais opened the scoring with his tenth goal of the year, before Cristoval “Boo” Nieves and Lindsay Sparks added scores.

Ferris State scored a goal apiece in the second and third periods to send the game to overtime.

Nieves, Treais and junior forward Luke Moffatt each scored in the shootout to give Michigan the extra point. The Wolverines are now 2-0 in shootouts on the year.

Steve Racine started in net for Michigan, recording 36 saves in regulation and overtime.

Michigan has the next week off, before taking on Western Michigan at home Dec. 14-15.