Miami strengths, issues after 0-4 league start

Miami racked up four wins and a tie in its first six games against non-conference opponents, but the RedHawks have been worked by NCHC foes the first two weeks of league play. Western Michigan scored three straight goals midway through a 5-2 win over Miami at Lawson Arena on Saturday, dropping the RedHawks to 0-4 … Continue reading Miami strengths, issues after 0-4 league start

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WMU power play torches Miami

Allowing 10 power play chances is not the best way to start a league road slate. Miami suffered its worst loss since its infamous St. Cloud State weekend in late January, falling 7-1 in its series opener at No. 18 Western Michigan on Friday. The RedHawks (4-4-1), who took 40 minutes in penalties and allowed … Continue reading WMU power play torches Miami

Preview: Miami at Western Michigan

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 … Continue reading Preview: Miami at Western Michigan

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

Miami finishes last in NCHC with loss

Miami is headed to Denver. For the second straight season, Miami finished last in the eight-team NCHC – by one point this time – and will face the Pioneers in a best-of-3 next weekend to open the conference tournament. Western Michigan blanked the RedHawks, 3-0 at Lawson Arena in the teams' final regular season game … Continue reading Miami finishes last in NCHC with loss

W. Michigan sinks Miami in opener

OXFORD, Ohio – After struggling mightily to generate shots on goal the first two months of the season, Miami finished with its second-highest SOG total of the campaign with 31. Miami's Chase Pletzke (photo by Cathy Lachmann). Unfortunately, the RedHawks allowed 44 shots, six of which found the net as No. 6 Western Michigan doubled … Continue reading W. Michigan sinks Miami in opener

Preview: W. Michigan at Miami

Since losing three straight games in early November, Western Michigan has won its last four, all by four goals, including a weekend sweep at then-No. 2 St. Cloud State. The Broncos are seventh in the NCAA in scoring (3.93 goals per game), led by Division I points leader Drew Worrad and college hockey's top goal … Continue reading Preview: W. Michigan at Miami

Miami rally again falls short vs. WMU

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

Persson hurt; WMU tops Miami

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

Preview: W. Michigan vs. 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

Miami blows late lead, ties WMU

OXFORD, Ohio – The team that scores first has yet to record a win in the four games played between Miami and Western Michigan. The RedHawks were unable to hold a pair of two-goal leads, allowing three third-period markers in a 3-3 tie vs. the Broncos at Cady Arena on Saturday. The teams combined for … Continue reading Miami blows late lead, ties WMU

WMU spoils Miami home opener

OXFORD, Ohio – Apparently having fans in attendance does affect team performance, as home-ice advantage has been an oxymoron for Western Michigan and Miami. After the RedHawks swept the Broncos in Kalamazoo last weekend, WMU won 4-1 over Miami in MU's home opener at Cady Arena on Friday. The road team is not only 3-0 … Continue reading WMU spoils Miami home opener

Preview: W. Michigan at Miami

In a season of firsts for college hockey teams, the NCHC presents: The home-and-home doubleheader. After traveling to Kalamazoo last weekend and earning a sweep of Western Michigan, Miami opens its seven-game home slate with a two-game series vs. the Broncos. These will be the first home games for the RedHawks since Feb. 28-29, an … Continue reading Preview: W. Michigan at Miami

Miami pounds WMU, earns sweep

Miami's offense had been stymied in its first 11 games, as the RedHawks had not scored more than three goals in a game and were averaging 1.64 tallies. But MU netted three markers in the second period en route to a 5-1 win at Western Michigan on Saturday, capping a weekend sweep of the Broncos … Continue reading Miami pounds WMU, earns sweep

Persson key again in win over WMU

Throughout the Omaha Pod, Miami's M.O. was to play competitive hockey in the first period. The final 40 minutes, not so much. But the RedHawks flipped that script in their first non-hub game of the season, beating Western Michigan, 3-1 at Lawson Arena on Saturday night. It was MU's first win in Kalamazoo since Dec. … Continue reading Persson key again in win over WMU

NCHC snapshot: Western Michigan

Western Michigan finished fourth in the NCHC and its veteran-heavy team was poised for a big postseason, but COVID shut down the Broncos' aspirations. While WMU lost its top four scorers, it still has plenty of talent left from that 2019-20 team to contend for an NCAA Tournament berth. And the Broncos have added 11 … Continue reading NCHC snapshot: Western Michigan