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.
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:
|John Waldron||Dec. 9, 2022||3-7||St. Cloud St.||Only freshman on list|
|Conor Lemirande||Jan. 23, 2016||7-3||at Omaha|
|Blake Coleman||March 21, 2015||3-2||vs. St. Cloud St.||NCHC title game|
|Austin Czarnik||March 7, 2015||6-3||N. Dakota|
|Cody Murphy||Dec. 5, 2014||8-2||Omaha|
|Blake Coleman||Oct. 19, 2013||6-2||N. Dakota|
|Riley Barber||Oct. 12, 2013||6-3||Ohio State||4-goal game|
|Reilly Smith||Jan. 20, 2012||3-1||W. Michigan|
|Reilly Smith||Oct. 14, 2011||4-3||at Colgate|
|Alden Hirschfeld||Dec. 4, 2010||5-2||Notre Dame|
|Reilly Smith||Oct. 23, 2010||9-1||N. Michigan|
|Tommy Wingels||Dec. 11, 2009||6-0||at Ohio State||4 goals consecutively|
|Carter Camper||Dec. 7, 2008||7-3||at W. Michigan|
|Gary Steffes||Oct. 11, 2008||7-3||Ohio State|
|Ryan Jones||Feb. 15, 2008||5-6||at Ferris St.||Fifth of career|
|Ryan Jones||Dec. 7, 2007||3-1||Ala.-Fairbanks||Natural|
|Ryan Jones||Nov. 2, 2007||9-2||at N. Michigan||4-goal game|
|Ryan Jones||Feb. 15, 2007||7-3||Robert Morris|
|Ryan Jones||Dec. 1, 2006||5-3||Ferris St.|
|Nathan Davis||Nov. 3, 2006||5-1||N. Michigan|
|Nathan Davis||Oct. 20, 2006||4-1||at Michigan|
|Matt Davis||Jan. 7, 2006||6-3||N. Michigan||4-goal game|
|Nathan Davis||Nov. 25, 2005||6-1||B. Green||Natural|
|Derek Edwardson||Oct. 10, 2003||8-3||Michigan|
|Derek Edwardson||Jan. 26, 2002||7-3||N. Dame|
|Gregor Krajnc||Nov. 17, 2000||3-2||Omaha|
|Pat Leahy||Jan. 22, 2000||4-3||Ferris St.|
|Jeremy Bautch||Nov. 6, 1999||7-0||at B. Green|
|Gregor Krajnc||Oct. 15, 1999||5-4||at St. Cloud St.|
Stats were compiled from Miami athletics, collegehockeynews.com and collegehockeystats.net.