Miami Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Colgate
October 12, 2012
Oxford, Ohio - Steve Cady Arena
- Miami started three freshmen Friday in forward Riley Barber, defenseman Matthew Caito and goaltender Ryan McKay. A total of eight freshmen saw their first collegiate action in Friday's win, including four forwards (Barber, Kevin Morris, Alex Gacek and Sean Kuraly), three defensemen (Caito, Taylor Richart and Chris Joyaux) and McKay, while freshman netminder Jay Williams dressed, but did not see the ice.
- For the first time in program history, Miami opened the season with a shutout.
- Sophomore forward Blake Coleman tied his career high for a single game by scoring two goals Friday. It was his third career multi-goal game and sixth career multi-point game. Coleman is Miami's leading returning goal-scorer from last year, tallying 12 goals as a freshman.
- Freshman goaltender Ryan McKay pitched his first career shutout in his first collegiate game, making 24 saves to earn his first career win as a RedHawk. He became the first RedHawk goaltender to start as a freshman since Connor Knapp and Cody Reichard did so in 2008-09.
- Senior Marc Hagel, who transferred from Princeton, recorded his first point as a RedHawk Friday with an assist on Coleman's first goal. Friday was also his first game in a Miami uniform.
- Sophomore forward Austin Czarnik assisted on Miami's second goal, extending his point streak to a career-long eight games dating back to last season.
- After accounting for 40.2 percent of the team's goals and 37.8 percent of the team's points last year as freshmen, Miami's sophomore class accounted for four of the team's six points Friday with two goals (from Coleman) and two assists (Czarnik and Alex Wideman).
- Miami now leads the all-time series with Colgate, 3-2. The teams split their series at Colgate last year, while Friday was the first time Miami has played Colgate in Oxford.
- The RedHawks improved their all-time record in season openers to 15-16-4, including winning five of the last seven season openers. Miami also advanced to 23-10-2 all-time in home openers, winning 10 of the last 11 home openers. Head coach Enrico Blasi is now 8-4-2 in season openers and 11-3-0 in home openers.
- Freshman forward Sean Kuraly has won 27 of 30 faceoffs in two games this year as a RedHawk, including the exhibition against Western Ontario last Sunday. He won 12 of 13 faceoffs in the season opener against Colgate Friday.
- Miami was a perfect 8-for-8 on the penalty kill Friday, one kill shy of the RedHawks' season high of nine from last year.