OXFORD, Ohio – After a six-month offseason, No. 2 Miami quickly shook off any rust and skated to an 8-2 win over Windsor in an exhibition tune-up Saturday night at Riley Barber and freshman Justin Greenberg scored two goals apiece to lead the RedHawks in the team’s highest scoring output since an eight-goal performance against Lake Superior State on Feb. 25, 2011.Arena. Sophomore forward
Miami excelled on both ends of the ice, outshooting the Lancers 47-20, and added three special teams goals on the first day the NCAA allows full team practices. Both sophomore Redhawk goaltenders saw ice time, with Jay Williams getting the start and Ryan McKay coming on in relief midway through the second period.
The Red and White got on the board at 6:02 of the opening period with a shot by sophomore Sean Kuraly from between the circles. Junior Jimmy Mullin added to the first period lead with a power play goal at 13:39 of the first as he kept fighting for the puck in front of the crease after Windsor goalie Parker Van Buskirk made an initial save.
In the second period junior captain Austin Czarnik was the only player to score, giving Miami a 3-0 lead with a power play tally at the 17:12 mark. Conversely, the two teams erupted for seven combined goals in the third period.
Barber and Greenberg scored both of their goals in the final period, with Barber’s second coming on a shorthanded breakaway with an assist from Czarnik. Greenberg, one of Miami’s six freshmen, scored both of his in the final nine minutes of play. Gacek was the other RedHawk to score, hitting a one-timer past the Lancer goaltender with assists by sophomores John Doherty and Kevin Morris.
Barber and Czarnik each finished with three points with Barber scoring twice and assisting on another goal and the captain recording one goal and assisting on two others. The RedHawks were 2-for-3 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill, including one shorty.
In net, Williams played 30:46 and stopped all 10 shots he faced while McKay played the other 29:14 and made eight saves on 10 shots.
Miami is back in action next weekend, Oct. 11 and 12 with the first regular season games of the year in a home-and-home series against former CCHA rival Ohio State. The RedHawks travel to Columbus on Friday at 7:05 p.m. before returning home to take on the Buckeyes Saturday night.