Persson blanks Canisius as Miami sweeps

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Miami and Canisius combined for five third-period goals a day earlier, but that scoring barrage did not carry over to Saturday. Miami's Ryan Savage (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Fortunately for the RedHawks, it was Ryan and Red Savage who netted the lone tallies in a 2-0 win over the Golden Griffins at … Continue reading Persson blanks Canisius as Miami sweeps


Goal barrage lifts Miami past Canisius

BUFFALO, N.Y. – At the end of the first period, it appeared Miami’s 6-0 all-time record vs. Canisius may be in jeopardy. But the RedHawks erased a 1-0 deficit by running off five straight goals in a 27-minute span and held on for a 5-3 win over the Golden Griffins in their first-ever game at … Continue reading Goal barrage lifts Miami past Canisius

Preview: Miami at Canisius

Miami has absolutely dominated the all-time series between these teams, winning all six meetings and outscoring Canisius, 31-5. But the RedHawks and Golden Griffins have not hooked up since 2013 and Miami has never played Canisius on the road. While the RedHawks were off last weekend, the Golden Griffins not only played two games at … Continue reading Preview: Miami at Canisius

Miami downs No. 15 UMass Lowell

Despite its lack of recent success overall, Miami has done one thing exceptionally well the past few seasons: Win its road opener. Joey Cassetti (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). The RedHawks, who have not lost the first game of a season road slate since 2016, rode a three-point night by Joey Cassetti and Ludvig Persson's 38 … Continue reading Miami downs No. 15 UMass Lowell

RedHawks too much for Ferris

OXFORD, Ohio – Miami took control with even-strength goals and sealed its first win of 2022-23 with special-teams tallies. Red Savage (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). The RedHawks scored on the power play and shorthanded to nail down a 4-1 win over Ferris State in the series finale at Cady Arena on Sunday. The teams tied … Continue reading RedHawks too much for Ferris

Preview: Ferris State at Miami

Miami does not remember the final moments of its last meeting with Ferris State fondly. The RedHawks allowed a shorthanded, 3-on-4 overtime goal in their season-opening series finale last year, leaving Big Rapids with a split instead of a sweep against a Bulldogs team that had not won a Division I game the season prior. … Continue reading Preview: Ferris State at Miami

2022-23 Miami preview: Goalies

Miami's 2021-22 goaltending trio finished with a save percentage of .887, sixth-worst in Division I. Logan Persson (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). But the final 12 games after the St. Cloud massacre, Ludvig Persson – the team's anchor in net who played every minute of that final stretch – stopped pucks at a .919 clip. "That … Continue reading 2022-23 Miami preview: Goalies

2022-23 Miami preview: Defensemen

Miami has seven defensemen returning from last season, but who will play on the three pairings – or even dress at all – is still completely unclear. Complicating matters further is the arrival of three freshmen with solid credentials who will push for playing time right away. “We've got people who we know can play … Continue reading 2022-23 Miami preview: Defensemen

2022-23 Miami preview: Forwards

The line of Red Savage, P.J. Fletcher and Matthew Barbolini clearly separated from the rest of the Miami forward field last season. P.J. Fletcher (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). That's great for the RedHawks, as that projected top line entering 2022-23 consists of a sophomore and two juniors, meaning ideally this trio could stick in Oxford … Continue reading 2022-23 Miami preview: Forwards

2022-23 Miami preview: Overview

Year 4 of the Chris Bergeron era begins on Saturday, which means all of the players on Miami's 2022-23 roster -- including 10 newcomers -- were brought in by the head coach and his staff. Chris Bergeron (photo by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). Miami also has has four new additions to its coaching roster, and all of … Continue reading 2022-23 Miami preview: Overview

NCHC snapshot: Western Michigan

Andy Murray retired after the 2020-21 season, ending a 40-year coaching career that included 16 NHL seasons and a 10-year run at Western Michigan and leaving the program's future in question. But under first-year coach Pat Ferschweiler, the Broncos not only advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years, they won … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: Western Michigan

NCHC snapshot: St. Cloud State

After five years, the inevitable happened and David Hranek turned pro after winning 82 games and logging over 8,300 minutes over five seasons. So did five of St. Cloud State's 20-point producers from 2021-22, including their top two who combined for 67 points. St. Cloud State was the envy of Division I in special teams … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: St. Cloud State

NCHC Snapshot: Omaha

Omaha started last season 12-3 and appeared primed for an NCAA title run, but the Mavericks dropped four of their final five, including both NCHC Tournament games and didn't even qualify for the Division I championship. Miami sure didn't help UNO's cause, winning three of four meetings with the Mavericks including a sweep at Cady … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Omaha

Incoming class analysis: Part II

It seems counterintuitive that Miami's most geographically diverse incoming class in recent decades is seeming to bond quicker than most. But with four of the incoming freshmen coming from the same USHL squad and others having ties to returning players, the 2022-23 RedHawks already appear to have the jelling thing covered despite not having played … Continue reading Incoming class analysis: Part II

NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

North Dakota appeared poised for another NCAA title run last season after tying for first place in the NCHC with 53 points thanks to a late seven-game winning streak. UND swept Colorado College in the first round of the conference tournament, but the Fighting Hawks fell to Western Michigan in the Frozen Faceoff semifinal and … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: North Dakota

Incoming class analysis: Part I

Associate head coach Barry Schutte said offense was the emphasis in piecing together this fall's 10-player, first-year class, and Miami has brought in six freshman up front that all have major points-producing potential. Barry Schutte (Cathy Lachmann/VFTG). “Our forward depth has not been good enough, our skill has not been good enough, and we wanted … Continue reading Incoming class analysis: Part I