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
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
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
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 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
Images from the series between Western Michigan and Miami played at Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio, on Dec. 4-5, 2021. All photos by Cathy Lachmann.
OXFORD, Ohio – Things were looking great for Miami most of the first period, as the RedHawks were buzzing and had found the net twice on wrist shots from the point. But No. 5 Western Michigan scored five of the final six goals as the Broncos surged to a 5-3 win at Cady Arena on … Continue reading W. Michigan sweeps Miami
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
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
Last month Andy Murray, who had coached Western Michigan for the past 10 seasons, stepped down, and assistant Pat Ferschweiler was promoted to fill the vacated spot. The Broncos were 14 games over .500 in Murray's last five seasons, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament once in 2017. Ferschweiler was an assistant for the Detroit Red … Continue reading NCHC Snapshot: Western Michigan
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 Western Michigan and Miami at Cady Arena on Jan. 8-9, 2021. All photos by Cathy Lachmann/VFTG.
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
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
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
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
It was 2-for-1 night for Western Michigan in the regular season finale. The No. 17 Broncos scored four pairs of goals – all 100 seconds or fewer apart – as they slammed Miami, 8-4 at Lawson Arena on Saturday. The RedHawks, who wrapped up the regular season in seventh place in the NCHC, will head … Continue reading WMU doubles up on Miami