Miami Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Western Ontario
October 7, 2012 - Exhibition
Oxford, Ohio - Steve Cady Arena
- Sophomore Austin Czarnik scored the first goal of the Miami hockey season with an assist from freshman Riley Barber, his first unofficial point as a RedHawk. Czarnik finished with a pair of goals in the game, after recording just one multi-goal game all of last season. Barber totaled three assists in the game, something a RedHawk did only three times all of last year.
- Freshman goaltender Jay Williams started in net for the RedHawks, playing the first half of the game (30:38) before giving way to classmate Ryan McKay, who finished out the game. Williams allowed two goals and made six saves while McKay also had six stops without allowing a goal. The freshmen duo is the first freshmen goalies to start since Connor Knapp and Cody Reichard did so as freshmen in 2008-09.
- Junior Bryon Paulazzo notched a goal and an assist as did freshman linemate Kevin Morris, with the two assisting on each other's goals. Paulazzo has three career multi-point games entering the year.
- Sophomore Jimmy Mullin also recorded a goal and an assist Sunday, as he notched seven multi-point games as a freshman.
- A total of nine freshmen played Sunday, including both goaltenders, while four of them recorded points. Barber and Morris had multi-point games while freshman defenseman Taylor Richart and freshman forward Alex Gacek each handed out an assist.
- Sophomore Alex Wideman dished out a pair of assists Sunday on Miami's final two goals, both on the power play. He had just one multi-point game as a freshman and did not record two assists in a single game all of last year.
- Miami's six goals tied a season high from last year, which the RedHawks achieved three times. The 'Hawks also put 49 shots on goal, more than in any game a season ago and would have been the most since firing 58 shots on Jan. 3, 2009 against Army.
- Freshman Sean Kuraly was an impressive 15-2 in the faceoff circle.
- The RedHawks went 2-for-7 on the power play. Miami scored two power play goals six times last year, but never more than two in a game. The RedHawks went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.
- Sunday was Miami's only exhibition game of the season.