Since sweeping Western Michigan in Kalamazoo in the COVID year, Miami has lost six straight against the Broncos by a 28-13 margin.
The RedHawks recently lost their hold on the all-time series between these teams.
But WMU lost a ton of talent and Miami has added a lot, and the RedHawks are 3-1 on the road so far this season.
A look at this weekend’s matchup:
WHO: Miami RedHawks (4-3-1) at No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos (5-4).
WHERE: Lawson Arena (3,667), Kalamazoo, Mich.
WHEN: Friday – 7 p.m.; Saturday – 6 p.m.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Western Michigan leads, 77-70-13.
STREAMING: NCHC.tv ($).
MIAMI RADIO: Saturday – WMOH-AM (1450), Hamilton, Ohio.
NOTES: Western Michigan has scored 36 goals in nine games — or four per contest — and has done so against a tough early schedule that included Notre Dame, Bowling Green and Michigan.
Freshman Ryan McAllister has been a huge addition, as he has gone 5-8-13 to lead the team in all three categories.
Max Sasson, Luke Grainger and Jason Polin are also major offensive threats up front and have eight points apiece.
American International transfer Zak Galambos leads the defense corps with five goals. Carter Berger has been the only other significant offensive threat for Western Michigan on the back end, going 2-4-6.
Goalie Cameron Rowe has logged 446 minutes for the Broncos and has a 2.69 goals-against average, but his save percentage is just .892.
Henrik Laursen — who transferred from Miami this off-season — is 1-0 with a 2.70 GAA, but his save percentage is .818.
The RedHawks were swept at home by defending national champion Denver, and their only other loss was to a ranked UMass Lowell team on the road.