No. 12/12 Miami RedHawks (9-7-2; 3-5-0-0 NCHC) vs. USA National Team Development Program (16-12-1)
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The Miami University RedHawks end a 23-day layoff with a New Year's Eve exhibition against the USA Under-18 National Team on Tuesday afternoon (4 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased online or at the arena on Tuesday.
WAYS TO LISTEN/WATCH
An All-Access broadcast will also be available for Tuesday’s game on MURedHawks.com.
Three-point nights from Riley Barber (1g, 2a) and Austin Czarnik (2g, 1a) paced Miami to a 4-2 win over Denver on Dec. 7, earning the RedHawks a split of their weekend conference series against the Pioneers. Jay Williams stopped 19 of 21 shots for his first win (and second start) since Nov. 2.
Enrico Blasi (Miami ’94) is in his 15th season behind the RedHawk bench. He is a five-time CCHA Coach of the Year and was named National Coach of the Year in 2005-06. He stands 320-203-55 in 14-plus seasons at his alma mater, where he has led Miami to nine NCAA Tournaments, including two Frozen Four berths, a National Championship game appearance, a trio of CCHA regular-season titles and the school’s first ever Mason Cup in 2011. Blasi is the winningest coach in school history.
• Miami will play this exhibition without the services of co-scoring leader Riley Barber, who is off at the World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Barber, who was named captain of Team USA, has scored goals in each of the team’s first three games of the tournament.
• Ryan McKay is tied for the national lead with three shutouts this season.
• Austin Czarnik is tied for third nationally with 28 points (9g, 19a) and 1.56 points per game. He is also on a three-game point streak with nine points (2g, 7a) in that span.
• The RedHawks have scored three goals or more in three of their last four games, going 2-0-1 in those instances.
• Sean Kuraly has four points (1g, 3a) in his last four games.
• Miami is 9-3-1 when scoring first this season.
• The RedHawks are 7-1-2 when scoring three or more goals, including an unbeaten 6-0-2 when scoring at least four goals.
Miami resumes NCHC play with a trip to Western Michigan, who just won the Great Lakes Invitational. The weekend series runs Jan. 10-11.