Miami Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Providence
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Oxford, Ohio - Steve Cady Arena
- Sophomore Austin Czarnik put on a show Saturday night, tying a career high with two goals, including the overtime winner, and adding an assist. Saturday was the second time in his career that Czarnik scored twice in a game. It was the fifth three-point game of the sophomore's career, also tying a career high. He now has 11 career multi-point games with Saturday's his first of the year.
- For the second time in as many days, Providence and Miami were tied after regulation. It was the second overtime game of the year for the RedHawks, who played OT hockey seven times during the 2011-12 campaign. Miami's overtime record was 1-4-2 last year and is now 1-0-1 this season. The last time Miami played back-to-back OT games in the same weekend was January 28-29, 2011 against Notre Dame, both of which ended in ties.
- Freshman Riley Barber scored Miami's first goal of the night for the second consecutive night. It was initially ruled no goal but after review he was credited with the score. It was his third goal of the year as Barber has scored one in three straight games now. The freshman also added two assists on the night for his first career multi-point game.
- Sophomore Blake Coleman netted his fourth goal of the season with a spectacular diving effort at the 18:59 mark of the first period. After Saturday's overtime thriller, Coleman, Barber and Czarnik are tied for the team lead with five points apiece while Coleman's four goals are tops on the team.
- Freshman defenseman Michael Mooney played in his first career game as a RedHawk on Saturday night.
- Freshman defenseman Matthew Caito earned his first collegiate point with an assist on Coleman's first period goal. The other assist went to senior defenseman Steven Spinell.
- Miami was a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill Saturday, raising the PK unit's season total to .950 (19-for-20), which is sixth nationally.
- Senior Curtis McKenzie made his season debut Friday and recorded an assist in his first game back from injury. Saturday night, McKenzie added another assist on Czarnik's overtime winner, raising his point streak to three games dating back to last season, which ties his career long.
- Junior Bryon Paulazzo handed out a pair of assists Saturday, tying his career high with a pair of helpers, his second time doing so, while it was his fourth career two-point game, also matching a career high. He has a point in three of Miami's four games this year.
- Miami's first line of Paulazzo - Czarnik - Barber accounted for three of Miami's four goals and totaled eight points, including five assists, of the 12 points the RedHawks tallied Saturday.
- Miami now leads the all-time series with Providence, 4-3-1, while the series is even at 2-2-1 in Oxford.