Miami Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Colgate
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
Oxford, Ohio - Steve Cady Arena
- Eleven RedHawks tallied at least one point during the 5-1 victory over Colgate Saturday night while sophomores Blake Coleman, Cody Murphy and Alex Wideman all recorded multi-point games.
- Sophomore Cody Murphy tallied three assists in the game, setting a single-game career high for both assists and points. It was his first career multi-assist game and just his second multi-point game with his other coming Feb. 18 last year against Notre Dame.
- Blake Coleman notched a goal and an assist in Saturday night's game, marking the second consecutive two-point night for the sophomore after two goals in Friday's win. He now leads the team with four points and three goals and has seven career multi-point games.
- Sophomore Alex Wideman had a goal and an assist Saturday as well after handing out an assist Friday. It was just Wideman's second career multi-point game with his other coming Jan. 28, 2012 against Northern Michigan.
- Miami's sophomore class accounted for two goals and eight of the team's 15 points Saturday after recording four of the six points Friday. On the year, the second-year standouts have four of Miami's eight goals and 12 of the squad's 21 points. Last year as freshmen, they accounted for 40.2 percent of Miami's goals and 37.8 percent of the team's points.
- Freshman goaltender Jay Williams got his first collegiate start in goal Saturday night. Williams made 20 saves while allowing just one goal en route to his first victory in net as a RedHawk in his first collegiate action. His classmate, Ryan McKay, recorded a shutout in Friday night's win, as the two freshmen goalies are now a combined 2-0 with 43 saves and just one goal allowed.
- The RedHawk penalty kill unit had a strong showing for the second night in a row, going 5-for-5 on the PK Saturday night. Miami is now a perfect 13-for-13 on the penalty kill this year after going 8-for-8 Friday night.
- The RedHawks were an impressive 3-for-6 on the power play Saturday night, with power play goals coming from junior Bryon Paulazzo, freshman Riley Barber and Coleman. Miami went 0-for-4 on the power play Friday.
- Junior Bryon Paulazzo scored his second goal in two days during the first period of Saturday night's game. He didn't record his second goal last year until his 16th game of the season.
- Freshmen Kevin Morris tallied his first collegiate goal in the second period with a rebound shot assisted by junior Max Cook and senior Steve Mason. Mason's last point prior to his assist in Saturday's game came on Oct. 7, 2011 against Bemidji State in last year's season opener while Cook's last point came on Nov. 25, 2011 against Providence. Morris' tally was the eventual game-winner.
- Freshman Riley Barber recorded his first collegiate goal in the third period on the power play. Classmate Chris Joyaux also notched his first career point in the final stanza as the defenseman assisted on Miami's final goal of the night.
- Miami's five goals in the victory over Colgate were the most for the RedHawks since March 9, 2012, when they defeated Michigan State by a score of 6-0.
- Miami completed the sweep of Colgate in the Raiders' first ever visit to Oxford. The RedHawks now lead the all-time series over the Raiders, 4-2. It was Miami's first season-opening sweep since 2009-10 and just its second in the last five years.