Hockey Postgame Notes
Miami vs. Alaska
Friday, February 1, 2013
Steve Cady Arena - Oxford, Ohio
- Miami defeated Alaska Friday night, 4-1, extending its winning streak to four games, which ties a season long (Nov. 17-Dec. 7). The RedHawks now have a record to 16-6-5 and 11-4-4-4 in the CCHA. The win snapped the Nanooks' six-game winning streak and seven-game unbeaten streak. Miami has now beaten Alaska seven straight times dating back to Mar. 11, 2011. Miami has won three consecutive home games and its record at Steve Cady Arena this year stands at 9-1-3.
- Miami continued to receive exceptional play from its penalty kill unit, which killed all six RedHawks penalties Friday night. The 'Hawks have killed their past 26 opponent power plays dating back to Jan. 11 and 44 of their last 45 opponent man advantages going back to Dec. 8. Miami ranks third nationally with a 90.2 percent penalty kill while its 111 kills are second in the country.
- Freshman goaltender Jay Williams saved 24-of-25 shots that he faced Friday night, allowing one goal or less for the seventh time this season. Williams has limited opponents to two goals or less in each of his last 13 starts and just one goal in each of his last three. He has given up just 18 goals during that span of 13 games and 10 goals in his last nine starts.
- Miami has held opponents to one goal in each of its last five games while giving up one goal or less in 12 of its last 16 contests. The RedHawks have limited the opposition to two goals or less in 19 of their last 20 games. Miami ranks first nationally, giving up just 1.52 goals per game.
- Sophomore forward Blake Coleman netted his sixth goal of the season with a first-period tally. His last goal prior to Friday night came Dec. 15 (at Ohio State), a span of nine games. Fellow sophomore forward Cody Murphy found the net for the game-winner and his seventh goal of the season. He now has three goals in his last three games, including two game-winners.
- Several RedHawks snapped pointless streaks with their assists in Friday night's game. Sophomore forward Alex Wideman's assist was his first point since Dec. 1, when the RedHawks played the Nanooks in Fairbanks. The 12-game pointless streak was the longest of the season for Wideman. Redshirt senior forward Marc Hagel and freshman forward Kevin Morris both snapped 11-game pointless streaks, dating back to Dec. 8 (vs. LSSU). Hagel finished with two assists, his first multi-assist game as a RedHawk and just his second multi-point game at Miami.
- Sophomore forward Austin Czarnik netted two empty-net goals in the span of 27 seconds during the final minute of Friday night's action. Czarnik tied his career high of two goals in a game, his third multi-goal game this year and fourth of his career. With the goals, he also recorded his ninth multi-point night this season.
- Sophomores accounted for all four of Miami's goals Friday. The second-years have now scored 33 of Miami's 66 goals on the season, which is 50.0 percent.
- Miami scored twice in the first period for the second consecutive game. Prior to the 'Hawks recent success in the opening frame, Miami had just two first-period goals in its previous 12 games (from Dec. 1-Jan. 25).
- Freshman defenseman Matthew Caito earned an assist on Miami's third goal, extending his point streak to a career-long four games. He now has seven points in his last six games while his 14 points on the year equal the rest of Miami's blueliners combined.
- Miami was held to just 22 shots on goal Friday, marking a season low. The RedHawks' season low prior to Friday was 24 shots in the season opener Oct. 12 vs. Colgate, also a RedHawk win.
- The RedHawks improved to 12-0-1 when scoring three or more goals this year while Miami is now 13-2-1 when scoring first this year, as it did Friday.