Miami Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Northern Michigan
Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
Oxford, Ohio - Steve Cady Arena

  • With a 5-2 win tonight against the Northern Michigan Wildcats, the RedHawks tied their season high of five goals, which they first set Oct. 13 against Colgate.

  • Freshman defenseman Matthew Caito had an impressive night, scoring his first career goal on a Miami power play during the first period. Flying down the right wing of the ice, Caito received a strong pass from classmate Riley Barber and snuck the goal into the back corner of the net. Caito also tallied his third assist of the season on Miami's second power play goal of the game. With the goal and assist, Caito notched the first multi-point game of his career.

  • Freshman forward Riley Barber logged his fourth multi-point game of the season Friday, scoring the team's second power play goal and recording two assists. His three points tie his career high, first set Oct. 20 against Providence. With five goals and eight assists, Barber now has 13 points on the season, which ties with sophomore Austin Czarnik for the team lead. The eight assists are a team high.

  • Miami improved to 6-0-0 when scoring at least three goals this year, while the RedHawks are 0-2-1 when scoring less than three.

  • Miami scored three power play goals Friday for the second time this season. With two of them coming in the second period, Friday marked the second time this year the RedHawks have had two power play goals in one period. The other time both of these occurred was Oct. 13 against Colgate.

  • Sophomore forward Austin Czarnik earned his second multi-assist game of the season and fourth multi-point game with a goal and two assists. The three points tie his career high, his sixth time doing so. Czarnik scored Miami's fifth goal of the game shorthanded, giving him his third short-handed goal of the season (he's the only RedHawk with a short-handed goal this year). Czarnik is tied with Barber for the team lead with 13 points and four multi-point games so far this season. Czarnik has a team-high six goals on the year.

  • Sophomore forward Alex Wideman, fully recovered from an illness, played in his first game since Oct. 13 vs. Colgate after missing the last six games. Senior defenseman Joe Hartman also returned to the ice Friday after a foot injury that made him miss six games as well with his last game also coming Oct. 13 prior to Friday.

  • Eleven of Miami's 12 points Friday were scored by underclassmen with senior Curtis McKenzie's goal the lone upperclassmen point.

  • Miami is now 21-34-3 all-time against the Wildcats, while the series is 12-13-2 in Oxford. Miami also improves its record on Fridays to 2-2-1 this year, compared to 4-0-0 on Saturdays.

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