Miami Hockey Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Michigan
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Detroit, Michigan – Joe Louis Arena
- Miami fell to 35-38 all-time in the CCHA Tournament with Saturday’s loss and 10-6 all-time as a No. 1 seed. The RedHawks are now 4-6 all-time in the CCHA semifinals and 8-11 all-time in the CCHA Championship at Joe Louis Arena.
- Miami is now 0-6 all-time against Michigan in the CCHA Tournament, including 0-3 in the semifinals. Michigan remains the only team that Miami hasn’t beaten in the CCHA Playoffs.
- The second period goal scored by Michigan while a man down was only the second short-handed goal allowed by Miami this year, with the only other coming against Northern Michigan on Jan. 12.
- For the 17th time in 40 games, Miami did not score the first goal. The RedHawks fall to 4-9-4 when not scoring first this season.
- Miami and Michigan played to a scoreless first period. It was the tenth time this year that neither Miami nor its opponent found the back of the net in the opening stanza.
- Miami’s six goals against is the most allowed in a game all year, after having only allowed four in just two previous contests, against Lake Superior State on Feb. 22 and the same Wolverines in Ann Arbor on Oct. 26. The last time Miami surrendered six goals in a game was in last year’s CCHA Semifinal loss to Western Michigan on March 16 by the same, 6-2, score.
- Miami gave up four goals to Michigan in the second period, which were the most allowed by Miami in a single period all year. Three of the four goals came in a two minute and eleven second span.
- Senior Curtis McKenzie scored on the power play Saturday in the third period. Miami has scored a power play goal in each of its last two games and in 22 of 40 games this year.
- Freshman goaltender Ryan McKay allowed four goals Saturday, which were the most he has allowed all year. He had only allowed three goals previously in a game and only once this year, comding against Northern Michigan on Jan. 12. Entering the game, McKay had limited the opposition to a goal or less in 14 of 20 games.
- With his two assists Saturday, sophomore forward Austin Czarnik, the CCHA Player of the Year, passes senior forward Curtis McKenzie for the most career points against Michigan (8 points in 6 games) among current RedHawks.
- Czarnik’s two assists marked his 12th multi-point game of the season and his eighth multi-assist performance. He also extended his point scoring streak to three games. He has recorded points in 23 of 40 games this year. The two points also move him into a tie with freshman forward Riley Barber for the team lead in points with 38. The two assists increase his season total to 24, which leads all RedHawks. Czarnik’s five postseason points this year also lead the team.
- Freshman goaltender Jay Williams saw his first action in seven games Saturday in relief, with his last appearance prior coming on Feb. 22 at Lake Superior State.
- With his tally in the second period, freshman forward Sean Kuraly has scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. He now has three goals in his last two games, bringing his season totals to 12 points, including six goals.
- McKenzie’s power play goal in the third period brought his season point total to 23, including a career high 10 goals. He has recorded a point in 21 of his 37 games played this year. He also ties sophomore forward Cody Murphy for third on the ‘Hawks in power-play points with eight and goals (10). He also ties Murphy for first place on the team in power play goals with five.
- With an assist on the McKenzie goal, freshman defenseman Matthew Caito increased his season point total to 21, including five goals and 16 assists. All three totals are first among RedHawk defensemen. With the assist coming on the man advantage, Caito remains second on the ‘Hawks with 11 power play points, which is also first among the ‘Hawk defensemen.