The most bizarre season in NCAA hockey history was also Miami's worst ever offensively. The RedHawks finished 5-18-2 and averaged fewer than two goals a game for the first time ever, shattering their previous mark by an average of over a quarter of goal. MIAMI'S WORST OFFENSIVE SEASONSSeasonGamesGoalsAvg.2020-2125481.922018-1938872.292015-1636862.392001-0236892.472012-13421062.52 In 25 games this season, Miami netted … Continue reading 2020-21 season review
There was an excellent chance Miami's stay in this season's NCHC Tournament would be a short one, after the RedHawks finished last in the conference and opened the playoffs at No. 2 North Dakota. But the hope was they would stick around for more than one period. The RedHawks gave up three goals in the … Continue reading N. Dakota ends Miami’s season
Regardless of the NCHC postseason format, Miami was headed to The Ralph to open the conference playoffs. Due to COVID concerns, all eight teams will play the entire tournament – single elimination – at a single venue. That facility would be North Dakota's home rink. Under the traditional format, the RedHawks, as an eight seed, … Continue reading Preview: Miami at N. Dakota
Images from the game between Western Michigan and Miami at Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio, on Feb. 28, 2021. All photos by Cathy Lachmann.
OXFORD, Ohio – There was a familiar scoring pattern in Miami's regular season finale. The RedHawks fell behind by two, came back and tied it then allowed the final two in a 4-2 loss to Western Michigan at Cady Arena on Sunday. WMU (10-11-3) had taken a 2-0 lead, seen it slip away then rallied … Continue reading Miami rally again falls short vs. WMU
Western Michigan did not start its third goaltender as expected, while Miami had to turn to its emergency netminder. The Broncos surprised everyone by announcing Brandon Bussi would start in net, as the team's top goaltender was injured in the first game of the season and had not dressed since. Ludvig Persson (photo by Cathy … Continue reading Persson hurt; WMU tops Miami
This is the final regular season weekend for these teams, who will both finish below .500 and out of the NCHC's top four. But they still have plenty to play for, as both could move up a seed for the conference tournament in two weeks. Western Michigan is in sixth, a point behind fifth-place Denver, … Continue reading Preview: W. Michigan vs. Miami
Images from the series between St. Cloud State and Miami University at Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio, on Feb. 12-13, 2021. All photos by Cathy Lachmann.
Eight seconds. That's how long it took for No. 6 St. Cloud State to flip a one-goal deficit into a lead early in the third period, and the Huskies would not relinquish that advantage in a 4-2 win over Miami at Cady Arena on Saturday, as the teams split the two-game weekend set. SCSU's Brendan … Continue reading St. Cloud salvages split with Miami
OXFORD, Ohio – It looked bleak for Miami approaching the midway point of the third period, as the RedHawks were being shut out and had generated fewer than 20 shots. But MU scored three times in less than three minutes and fought off a late surge, puling off a 3-2 upset of No. 6 St. … Continue reading Miami ends skids, rallies past St. Cloud
Cady Arena has hosted just four games this season, but this weekend's series between Miami and St. Cloud State will be the final two-game set played in Oxford until fall. MU's lone remaining home contest will be part of a home-and-home set against Western Michigan to close out the 2020-21 NCHC slate. The Huskies swept … Continue reading Preview: St. Cloud St. at Miami
No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth broke one shots record and nearly eclipsed two others in its series finale vs. Miami. Despite finishing with a 58-31 advantage in that category, the Bulldogs and RedHawks were tied until late in the third period, when UMD took the lead on the power play and sealed the 3-1 win at Amsoil … Continue reading UMD fires 58 shots, sweeps Miami
Briefly it appeared Miami had jumped ahead on a long-shot wrister that found the back of the net. But that potential go-ahead shot – initially ruled a goal – was overturned, and No. 5 Minn.-Duluth went on to score five unanswered goals in the next 18 minutes en route to a 8-1 win over the … Continue reading Duluth hammers Miami
Minn.-Duluth swept a two-game series against Miami in Oxford last weekend. The RedHawks return the extended four-game, two-week home-and-home series agreement in Duluth on Friday and Saturday, where MU has lost its last six contests and is 0-12-1 since the start of 2014-15. Miami is winless in its last six games, including four straight losses, … Continue reading Preview: Miami at Minn.-Duluth
Images from the series between Minnesota-Duluth and Miami at Cady Arena on Jan. 29-30, 2021. All photos by Cathy Lachmann.
OXFORD, Ohio – Miami held No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth to four shots in the first period. Unfortunately for the RedHawks, two of them – plus another snipe 1:57 into the middle frame – found their mark as the Bulldogs' early three-goal keyed a 6-3 win over MU at Cady Arena on Saturday, completing a series sweep. … Continue reading Early UMD goals doom Miami
OXFORD, Ohio – Partly due to injuries, Miami dressed 11 forwards and eight defensemen against No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday. Miami's Ryan Savage (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). By the third period, two more skaters up front had gone down the tunnel and the RedHawks were down to nine forwards, as they fell to the Bulldogs, … Continue reading UMD edges shorthanded Miami
Minnesota-Duluth struggled coming out of the Omaha Pod, going 0-4-1 in its first five games at campus sites. But the Bulldogs appeared rejuvenated last weekend, as they swept Western Michigan in Kalamazoo by four- and three-goal margins. Including a pair of losses already this season, the RedHawks have struggled heinously vs. UMD. They are 5-22-2 … Continue reading Preview: Minn.-Duluth at Miami
Miami led twice, but No. 6 St. Cloud State extended its winning streak over the RedHawks to nine games and its unbeaten stretch vs. MU to 12. The Huskies' go-ahead goal early in the third period propelled the Huskies to a 3-2 win over Miami at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Friday. The … Continue reading SCSU rallies to edge Miami
Strange that a pair of NCHC foes that have played almost exclusively intra-conference games since December 2019 have not met in 51 weeks. But Miami and St. Cloud State haven't faced each other since Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020 when the Huskies swept the RedHawks on SCSU's home ice. Sixth-ranked St. Cloud State is second in … Continue reading Preview: Miami at St. Cloud St.