Friday night woes continue for Michigan hockey team in 2-1 loss at Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio) freshmen Jimmy Mullins and Tyler Biggs scored early goals and the RedHawks held on to hand the Michigan hockey team a 2-1 loss Friday night in Oxford, Ohio.
No. 4-ranked Michigan (7-3-1, 3-3-1-1 CCHA) got on the board 7:39 into the third period, when Luke Glendening beat Miami goalkeeper Cody Reichard, who stopped the first 17 shots he faced and made 20 saves on the night.
Michigan goalkeeper Shawn Hunwick made 27 saves. Mullins beat him 1:21 into the first period and Biggs game the Redhawks (5-6-0, 3-4-0-0) a 2-0 lead at the 10:17 lead of the second period.
The game continued several trends:
- It was the third straight 2-1 win for Miami, which snapped a five-game losing streak with a pair of 2-1 wins at Alaska last weekend.
- It's the third opening-game loss in four CCHA weekend series for Michigan and the Wolverines are now 0-3-1 on the road.
- Continuing a streak started last season, the RedHawks won their fourth-straight over the Wolverines for the first time in school history.
The teams meet again at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Miami's Goggin Ice Center.