KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Miami RedHawks stunned the No. 6 Western Michigan Broncos and ended their 11-game unbeaten streak with a 5-1 win.
Mike Bishai gave the Broncos a brief 1-0 lead with a well-placed slapshot at 14:59, but Miami’s Mike Kompon went coast-to-coast at 17:46 to push the game-tying goal past WMU’s Jeff Reynaert.
After killing a Bronco powerplay that had overlapped from the first period, Ernie Hartlieb slid a shot behind Reynaert to give Miami the 2-1 advantage.
The RedHawks went for the kill early in the third period, recording three rapid-fire goals in the first five minutes.
Kompon netted his second unassisted goal of the game just 54 seconds in for Miami’s third unanswered goal and Evan Cheverie and Gregor Krajnc struck a pair of back-breaking scores at 2:44 and 5:00, respectively.
The win, which was Miami’s seventh in its last eight contests, upped the RedHawks’ mark to 8-6-2 and 5-4-1 in the CCHA.
WMU, which absorbed its first CCHA loss of the season, dropped to 11-2-2 and 6-1-2 in the CCHA.
The one goal was a season-low for the Broncos, who entered the game averaging 5.1 goals per game.