2020-21 season review

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

Preview: Miami at N. Dakota

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

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

Miami ends skids, rallies past St. Cloud

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

Preview: St. Cloud St. at Miami

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

UMD fires 58 shots, sweeps 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

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

UND sinks MU in pod finale

Miami closed out its pod schedule with a whimper. No. 3 North Dakota scored the final four goals as it pulled away from the RedHawks in a 6-2 win at Baxter Arena on Sunday. MU tied it at two with 13:14 left in the second period, but the Fighting Hawks (7-2-1) answered by taking the … Continue reading UND sinks MU in pod finale

Miami’s Persson blanks Denver

We're just 2½ weeks into the 2020-21 season, but Ludvig Persson has already etched his name among the top goaltenders in Miami history. Persson stopped 26 shots as the RedHawks blanked No. 9 Denver, 3-0 at Baxter Arena in Omaha on Thursday, giving him back-to-back shutouts. “He's a calming presence, he's an absolute worker,” MU … Continue reading Miami’s Persson blanks Denver

Swede first win for Miami

Freshman Swedish defenseman Hampus Rydqvist scored the game winner and rookie countryman and goaltender Ludvig Persson turned aside all 30 shots he faced. Miami's first-year European duo keyed its 1-0 win over No. 18 Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena on Saturday. It was the first win of the season for the RedHawks, the first career goal … Continue reading Swede first win for Miami

UMD takes down Miami again

Miami and No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth met for the second time in three days, and the result was the same: A Bulldogs two-goal win capped off by an empty netter. UMD bounced back from a 1-0 deficit to beat the RedHawks, 4-2 at Baxter Arena in Omaha on Tuesday. Like Sunday, the Bulldogs (4-0) fell behind … Continue reading UMD takes down Miami again

Analyzing the RedHawks’ rookies

One thing is a near certainty with Miami's 2020-21 roster: This year's team should have no shortage of defensemen. Nine new players will suit up for MU this fall, including eight freshmen, according to the roster posted on the team's web site. Three defensemen, a goalie and five forwards will dress as RedHawks for the … Continue reading Analyzing the RedHawks’ rookies