College Hockey:
Miami Stuns No. 6 Western Michigan

RedHawks Score Five Unanswered To Break Broncos 11 Game Unbeaten String

— 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.

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  • Danmanfu

    The big question: Will UND choke? Overly high expectations and an attitude of superiority may be their downfall.

    • Go Irish

      or justified

    • Guest

      Or, there really isn’t that much of a difference between any of the four teams that are in the Frozen Four and UND losing might not be a choke job but instead might be getting outworked and outscored.

    • Nyqi

      How are they acting superior in any way?

    • Michigan Choke….

      Sounds just like a Michigan football game against Ohio State to me. One teams fans do all the talking, and coincidentally all the losing as well…. Does this sound familiar? The only difference is UND isn’t overrated

  • Brandtson42

    I don’t think that UND is really acting all the superior or overconfident in any way and how anyone can say that is absurd. They have dominated the first two games of the tournament and after the game did they over-celebrate?? No, they just went and smacked the goalie’s pads in a sign of respect and went to shake hands with the teams. They are workman-like individuals with a goal and they are taking every game like its their last in which it is. So where is the arrogance?? The Overconfidence?? The only overconfidence is that stupid CCHA writer who said they aren’t scared of UND. So say what you want they are bringing their lunch pails and are going to put in some work tomorrow regardless of the outcome.

  • Austin Linebaugh

    all i have to say is I’m a Michigan fan Go Blue!!!! A red wings fan also all 4 teams r deserving to be in the frozen four and that is that North Dakota has great players senior leadership and good goal tending on the other hand Michigan returned a lot of seniors just for this moment and also have a good goalie who is coming into his own. I give an advantage to UND on paper but Michigan does have the greatest coach of all time cant argue that with me UND fans he will have the Wolverines ready I promise u. Anyone can win the championship even though i think whoever wins the UM UND game will win it all that doesn’t matter their is parody in every level of hockey thats what makes it a great sport, and all i have to say is look what Butler did in basketball that means any team can beat anybody. Good luck to all four teams should be all good games, and Go Blue!!!!

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