January 28, 2012

Miami Shuts Out Wildcats

Sophomore defenseman CJ Ludwig.
Sophomore defenseman CJ Ludwig.

OXFORD, Ohio – The No. 19 Northern Michigan hockey team was shutout 6-0 in the second game of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association series with No. 17 Miami on Saturday (Jan. 28) evening from Steve Caddy Arena.

With the loss, NMU is now 12-9-5 overall and 7-8-5-2 in the CCHA. NMU won 2-1 on Friday (Jan. 27) and defeated the RedHawks in the series in Marquette in early December.

Miami (15-11-2, 11-9-2-1 CCHA) scored a goal in the each of the first two periods and added four in the third.

Alex Wideman had two goals for the RedHawks while teammates Patrick Tiesling, Bryon Paulazzo, Reilly Smith and Tyler Biggs also scored.

It was the first shutout loss of the season for the ‘Cats. The last time they didn’t score a goal was March 5, 2011 in the CCHA opening round playoff game against Bowling Green.

Sophomore goaltender Jared Coreau took the loss and is 8-4-2 on the season. He had 26 saves and was pulled in the third period. Senior Reid Ellingson had eight saves.

The RedHawks outshot the ‘Cats 40-16 and were 2-for-4 on the power-play. Northern was 0-for-5 on the man advantage.

The ‘Cats return to the Berry Events Center next weekend (Feb. 3-4) hosting Ferris State.

Game Notes:  NMU allowed only three goals in the previous three games against Miami…NMU finished January 3-2-2 and were 2-2-1 on its road trip…It was Ellingson’s first action since Jan. 13 at MSU.

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