- 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 hockey wins opener against St. Cloud State 2-0
Updated: Saturday, November 9 2013, 08:11 AM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WKRC) -- Ryan McKay stopped all 31 shots he faced to record his second-straight shutout and the No. 7 Miami hockey team topped No. 3/4 St. Cloud State 2-0 at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Friday night.
The RedHawks (6-2-1, 2-1-0-0 National Collegiate Hockey) have won three straight while handing the Huskies (5-1-1, 2-1-0-0 NCHC) their first loss of the season.
Both teams had some chances in the early going as shots were 3-2 in favor of SCSU early on. The Huskies got the first crack on the power play with under 14 minutes left in the period, but it was the RedHawks who managed to find their legs from there. MU allowed only one shot during a strong penalty kill effort and then turned the tide at even strength. The RedHawks outshot the Huskies, 12-4 over the final 11:39 of the period following the penalty kill.
Despite the flurry of shots, MU was unable to solve SCSU goalie Ryan Faragher, who made 14 first-period saves to keep the game scoreless. Fourth line forwards Kevin Morris and Cody Murphy were particularly active, firing three shots on goal apiece and seeing some time with other lines due to their effectiveness.
The RedHawks got a golden opportunity with 57 seconds left in the first when Ryan Papa was whistled for a five minute major and a game misconduct after a hit from behind. While MU was turned aside twice in the final minute by Faragher, it still entered the second period with over four minutes to work with on the extended penalty.
SCSU killed off the power play with the help of seven Faragher saves and immediately got a power play of its own shortly after the major penalty expired. Undeterred, MU calmly stymied the SCSU man advantage, even creating a couple shorthanded rushes that it couldnt put in the net. Shortly after returning to even strength, the RedHawks got set up at the far corner and Alex Wideman feathered a pass to Matt Joyaux in the slot. The freshman fired a shot through traffic for his first collegiate goal 7:08 into the period. Sean Kuraly also assisted on the goal that put MU up 1-0.
With 10:03 left in the period, Matt Joyaux was sent to the box for slashing as he prevented a scoring chance by SCSU. The Huskies took two shots on goal and had several others blocked while pinning the RedHawks in their end, but once again the MU penalty killing unit stood tall.
SCSU had one more opportunity with the man advantage with 4:43 left, but Ryan McKay was strong in turning away two shots and the RedHawks defense held the Huskies off the board to maintain a 1-0 lead after two periods. The Huskies did end up outshooting the RedHawks 11-10 in the second, but MU held SCSU 0-for-3 on the power play in that period.
Miami got its second power play of the night just under four minutes into the third period, but was unable to add to the lead. The RedHawks were whistled for a penalty with 18 seconds left in the man advantage. Once the Huskies power play started, McKay stood tall once again with two saves to keep the penalty kill perfect on the night.
At the 8:42 mark, the nations top scoring duo got into the action. Austin Czarnik won an offensive zone faceoff clean to Riley Barber, who wristed a strong shot in far side for his ninth goal this season to make it 2-0.
From that point on, SCSU pressed for offense and created several chances. The Huskies outshot the RedHawks 9-3 in the last 11:18 of regulation, but McKay was there to block every attempt and secure the win for the Red and White.
Both teams attempted 31 shots, with Cody Murphy and Jimmy Mullin leading MU with five apiece. McKay stopped 31 attempts and Faragher turned awway 29 of 31 shots for SCSU. Miamis penalty kill was big in the win, killing off all five Husky power plays. The RedHawks went 0-for-2 in a little under seven minutes on the power play, though did take nine shots with the man advantage.
In addition to the strong play by McKay, the RedHawks blocked 17 shots to shutout the Huskies.
McKay now has six-career shutouts after putting up his second-straight perfect outing. He has made 51 saves the last two games and has not allowed a goal in 161:09.
The RedHawks and Huskies close out their weekend series on Saturday night, opening faceoff is at 8:07 p.m.
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