OXFORD, Ohio – No. 1-ranked Miami defeated Lake Superior State 6-2 Friday at Steve Cady Arena during the first of four Central Collegiate Hockey Association cluster games.
After 40 minutes of play the Lakers (2-4-1 overall, 0-3-0 CCHA) trailed, 5-0. At 2:14 of the third period, LSSU senior forward Chad Nehring (2-0--2) scored a power-play goal from senior forward Rick Schofield (3-6--9) and sophomore forward Domenic Monardo (3-4--7). The goal occurred while Miami standout Carter Camper was serving a five-minute major penalty for kneeing.
LSSU notched its final goal of the night at 9:32 of the third period. Freshman forward Colin Campbell (2-2--2) netted the goal from classmates Kyle Jean (0-3--3) and Zach Sternberg (0-1-1). It was Sternberg’s first point as a Laker.
Miami’s Alden Hirschfeld (3-4--7) scored the Redhawks' game-winning goal at 11:34 of the second period. Six different Miami players netted goals, and Andy Miele led the RedHawks (5-1-1 overall, 3-0-0 CCHA) with one goal and three assists.
LSSU goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson made 15 saves during the contest. The Redhawks’ Cody Reichard stopped a total of 16.
LSSU was 1-for-6 on the power-play, while Miami was held to 0-for-2. The RedHawks have outscored their opponents 19-3 in their last three games.
The Lakers and Redhawks will be back in action at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Oxford, Ohio.