- RedHawks Check in at No. 12/13 in National Polls
- Cyclones fall to Wheeling, 4-2
- Mavericks Down No. 8 RedHawks, 3-1
- Cyclones blank Reading, 3-0
- Mavericks stun RedHawks in series opener
- Cyclones rally falls short in Evansville
- Philippe Cornet Traded, Adam Brace Headed to Cyclones
- RedHawks Hold Steady in Weekly Polls
- Cyclones drop 3-2 decision to Kalamazoo
- Miami undone against Wisconsin
- Cyclones win in a shootout, 2-1
- Miami blanks Wisconsin, 2-0
- Solar Bears rally to beat Cyclones, 4-2
- Embach traded, trio of players assigned to Cyclones by San Antonio
- McKay Shares NCHC Weekly Honors
- RedHawks Check in at No. 8 in Both Polls
- Huskies Edge RedHawks 2-1
- Cyclones winning streak snapped
- Cyclones win seventh straight, top Kalamazoo 6-5
- Miami hockey wins opener against St. Cloud State 2-0
- Cyclones Deal Mathieu Aubin and Michael Pelech to Utah
- Wade Megan Named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week
- RedHawks Move to No. 7 in USCHO.com Poll
- Cyclones clip Wings in shootout, 5-4
- Miami Hockey completes sweep of Canisius, win 5-3
- Miami Hockey blanks Canisius, 3-0
- Cyclones roll Evansville, 7-0
- Barber named NCHC Player of the Month
- McFarland's Shorthanded Goal Lifts Cyclones Over Toledo, 4-3
- Czarnik Named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week
- Miami Drops to No. 6 in USCHO.com Poll
- RedHawks battle from two down for second-straight night
- Cyclones Improbable Rally Sinks the Komets, 5-4 in a Shootout
- Cyclones rally to beat Walleye in OT, 3-2
- RedHawks Rank Third in USCHO.com Poll
- Cyclones win on opening night
- Miami hockey lands first NCHC win
- Cyclones Announce Season-Opening Roster
- RedHawks Rank Atop National Polls
- Barber and Hamilton Capture NCHC Honors
- Cyclones and Power Play 5k
- Barber's Four Goals Lead No. 2 RedHawks to 6-3 Win
- No. 2 Miami Opens Season, Drops OSU, 6-2
- Cyclones Fall in Alaska, 6-4
- Cyclones Prevail Over Aces in Preseason Opener, 4-2
- Forward Paul Crowder assigned to Cyclones
- Cyclones Announce 2013 Training Camp Roster
- Admirals Assign Four to Cyclones
- Philippe Lefebvre Reassigned to Cyclones
- Two More Players Reassigned to Cyclones
- Cyclones Ink Forward Sebastian Geoffrion
- Four familiar faces return to Cyclones
- Miami Picked to Win NCHC Inaugural Season
- Cyclones Add Rookie Forward Dan Delisle
- Miami University Ice Hockey Ranked No. 2 in CHN Preseason Poll
- Forward Josh Birkholz returning to Cyclones in 2013-14
- Cyclones Add Pair of Defensemen to 2013-14 Roster
- Cyclones add pair of rookie forwards
- Cyclones Bolster Blue Line with Antoine Corbin, Martin Schumnig
- Cyclones Announce 2013 Preseason Schedule
- Cyclones agree to terms with Rob Madore, Kyle Bodie
- Cyclones Add Veteran Forwards Dan Eves, Mike Pelech
- Cyclones name Ben Simon Head Coach
- Forward Matt Smyth Returning to Cyclones
- Jarrod Skalde accepts Assistant Coach position with Norfolk Admirals
Miami blanks Wisconsin, 2-0
Updated: Saturday, November 16 2013, 04:48 PM EST
OXFORD, Ohio (WKRC) -- Another Friday, another shutout.
For the third time in his last four starts, Ryan McKay (30 saves) and the No. 8 Miami hockey teams defense was impenetrable. On this occasion, the RedHawks skated away with a 2-0 win over No. 12 Wisconsin in front of a packed crowd of 3,452 at Steve Cady Arena.
This marks the fifth-straight time that Miami (7-3-1) has allowed two goals or less in a game.
Neither team could get on the board in the first period, though the RedHawks enjoyed a 14-9 edge in shots. The teams played 4-on-4 for two minutes after coincidental minor penalties. Both sides got an abbreviated power play in the last four minutes, but neither unit cashed in. Sean Kuraly was particularly strong on the second line, firing a team-high three shots in the opening period. Two of those chances came up close as he beat his defender and drove towards the net.
The RedHawks got on the board at the 10:51 mark of the second period when Cody Murphy tipped a faceoff forward that Blake Coleman reached for. Colemans sweep found Anthony Louis alone in the slot and the freshman beat Badger goaltender Landon Peterson top shelf for his fourth goal of the year. UW (3-3-1) ended up outshooting MU 10-8 in the period, but the RedHawks took a 1-0 lead into the intermission.
The final 20 minutes of play were just as evenly contested as the first 40. The Red and White enjoyed a 14-11 edge in shots, but it remained a one-shot game for the majority of the final frame. Play went back and forth with both Peterson and McKay having turning aside any chances that came their way. Miamis defense was once again positioned well in the shooting lanes, finishing up with 19 blocked shots.
MUs defense kept UW from getting much speed in transition, but the Badgers had a final push in them all the same. With under two minutes left, Wisconsin had Miami pinned in its own end. The puck was pinned against the boards with under 30 seconds left when the RedHawks were whistled for a delay of game penalty.
The Badgers used the opportunity to call timeout and design a play with a 6-on-4 man advantage and 26 seconds left. UW ended up winning the faceoff and tried to work the puck in front. Chris Joyaux disrupted the centering feed and Riley Barber chipped the puck ahead to Austin Czarnik. The RedHawks captain flung the puck the length of the ice right into the empty net for his sixth goal of the year with 10 seconds left, securing the RedHawks third win of the season against a ranked opponent. That goal goes down as a short-handed tally.
MU outshot UW by a 36-30 count. The power plays were held off the board as both teams went 0-for-3. The RedHawks have killed off their last 15 opposing power plays.
McKay posted his third shutout in his last four starts. In this span, the sophomore has stopped 114 of 116 shots for a .983 save percentage. His counterpart, Landon Peterson, was also solid in stopping 34 of 35 shots.
The RedHawks and Badgers are back at it again on Saturday night. Opening faceoff is at 7:05 p.m.
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