Senior forward A.J. Treais scored two goals to lead the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines past the No. 3 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 4-2 in their first CCHA game Friday night at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich.
With the score knotted at 2-2. the Wolverines (3-1-0, 1-0-0-0 CCHA) scored twice in the third period to put the game away. Four Wolverines scored multiple points, including freshman defenseman Jacob Trouba of Rochester, and Treais, of Bloomfield Hills.
The RedHawks (3-1-1, 0-1-0-0 CCHA) scored first just more than three minutes into the game, but Treais found the net late in the opening period to tie things up for the Wolverines. Sophomore forward Phil Di Giuseppe assisted on the goal.
Treais scored again in the second period, off assists from junior forward Luke Moffatt and sophomore defenseman Mike Chiasson but the RedHawks answered back with a shorthanded goal to make things 2-2 heading into the third period.
Chiasson put the Wolverines up more than eight minutes into the third when he scored his first goal of the season off an assist from sophomore forward Alex Guptill, who a minute later gave Michigan some insurance with a goal of his own.
Freshman goalie Steve Racine blocked 30-of-32 shots for the Wolverines. The two teams play again Saturday night to finish up the weekend series.