John Waldron scored all three goals in Miami’s 7-3 loss to St. Cloud State last Friday, recording the first RedHawks hat trick in nearly seven years, a drought spanning 236 games.

John Waldron (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG).

He also became the first MU freshman to accomplish that feat this century.

USCHO keeps game summaries back to 1999-2000, and no Miami freshman had scored three goals in a game since it started archiving box scores.

Some other RedHawks hat trick facts:

Ryan Jones has the most hat tricks in the modern era with five. That includes a four-goal game at Northern Michigan on Nov. 2, 2007 and a natural hat trick in Fairbanks five weeks later.

— Jones was the only other RedHawk to score three goals in a loss during that span, as he did do in a 6-5 loss to Ferris State on Feb. 15, 2008.

Conor Lemirande is the last Miamian to post a hat trick, netting his goals in a 7-3 win at Omaha on Jan. 23, 2016.

Austin Czarnik tallied the last three-goal game at Cady Arena, keying a 6-3 win over North Dakota on March 7, 2015.

A look at the 29 Miami hat tricks since 1999-2000:

PlayerDateScoreOpponentNote
John WaldronDec. 9, 20223-7St. Cloud St.Only freshman on list
Conor LemirandeJan. 23, 20167-3at Omaha
Blake ColemanMarch 21, 20153-2vs. St. Cloud St.NCHC title game
Austin CzarnikMarch 7, 20156-3N. Dakota
Cody MurphyDec. 5, 20148-2Omaha
Blake ColemanOct. 19, 20136-2N. Dakota
Riley BarberOct. 12, 20136-3Ohio State4-goal game
Reilly SmithJan. 20, 20123-1W. Michigan
Reilly SmithOct. 14, 20114-3at Colgate
Alden HirschfeldDec. 4, 20105-2Notre Dame
Reilly SmithOct. 23, 20109-1N. Michigan
Tommy WingelsDec. 11, 20096-0at Ohio State4 goals consecutively
Carter CamperDec. 7, 20087-3at W. Michigan
Gary SteffesOct. 11, 20087-3Ohio State
Ryan JonesFeb. 15, 20085-6at Ferris St.Fifth of career
Ryan JonesDec. 7, 20073-1Ala.-FairbanksNatural
Ryan JonesNov. 2, 20079-2at N. Michigan4-goal game
Ryan JonesFeb. 15, 20077-3Robert Morris
Ryan JonesDec. 1, 20065-3Ferris St.
Nathan DavisNov. 3, 20065-1N. Michigan
Nathan DavisOct. 20, 20064-1at Michigan
Matt DavisJan. 7, 20066-3N. Michigan4-goal game
Nathan DavisNov. 25, 20056-1B. GreenNatural
Derek EdwardsonOct. 10, 20038-3Michigan
Derek EdwardsonJan. 26, 20027-3N. Dame
Gregor KrajncNov. 17, 20003-2Omaha
Pat LeahyJan. 22, 20004-3Ferris St.
Jeremy BautchNov. 6, 19997-0at B. Green
Gregor KrajncOct. 15, 19995-4at St. Cloud St.

Stats were compiled from Miami athletics, collegehockeynews.com and collegehockeystats.net.

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