- 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
No. 2 Miami Opens Season, Drops OSU, 6-2
Updated: Saturday, October 12 2013, 02:08 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) -- No. 2 Miami Hockey used strong special teams, scoring three power play goals and finishing 3-for-3 on the penalty kill, to drop former CCHA rival Ohio State, 6-2, in the season opener. Six different RedHawks scored as they jumped out to an early lead in the first period and then broke a third-period tie with a four-goal outburst.
Sophomore Sean Kuraly assisted on three goals and his classmate Riley Barber assisted on two to lead the RedHawks offensively while goaltender Jay Williams made 28 saves in the winning effort.
Miami (1-0-0) started the scoring at 7:47 of the first period after two Buckeyes (0-1-0) had been sent to the penalty box just 24 seconds apart from each other. On the two-man advantage Barber manned the point, taking a pass from Kuraly and moving toward the goal from the blue like. He sent in a wrister from the high slot that bounced off the back boards right to junior captain Austin Czarnik’s stick where he sent the rebound past Ohio State goaltender Collin Olson for the 1-0 Miami lead.
Just 15 seconds later another penalty put Miami back on the 5-on-3 power play and again the Red and White capitalized as Barber set up junior Alex Wideman with a cross-ice pass that Wideman finished for the 2-0 lead at 8:51 of the opening frame. Kuraly earned the second assist on the play.
Throughout the rest of the first period Miami fought off an Ohio State power play and went to the locker rooms at the first intermission with the two-goal lead. During the frame, the RedHawks outshot the Buckeyes by a 12-10 margin. The evenly-matched second period saw Miami take two more penalties and again kill off the ensuing OSU power plays while also outshooting the home team 11-10.
The third period was an extreme change of pace as the Buckeyes lit the lamp 20 seconds in to cut the Miami lead to 2-1. After the goal Ohio State maintained the pressure and just over 2:30 later again found the back of the net to tie things up at 2-2 before three minutes had run off the clock in the final period.
In need of a quick answer, juniors Jimmy Mullin and Cody Murphy provided a spark when Mullin carried the puck into the offensive zone, drew three defenders toward him and dropped it back to the trailing Murphy who sent a slapshot past Olson to retake the lead at 3-2 at 3:22 of the third period.
Junior Blake Coleman added to the Miami lead when he carried the puck into the Ohio State zone and passed back to Mullin. As Mullin took a shot on net, Coleman broke toward the middle of the ice where he picked up a loose puck outside of the crease and finished it for a 4-2 Miami lead at 7:39 of the third frame.
Over the final six minutes, two RedHawks picked up the first goals of their college careers. Freshman Anthony Louis finished a one-timer from sophomore Taylor Richard past the OSU goalie with 5:42 left on the clock. Junior Ben Paulides finished off the scoring for the RedHawks with 1:55 left to play when he used a one-time slap shot on a pass from sophomore Alex Gacek to beat Olson for the 6-2 Miami lead.
The RedHawks finished 3-for-8 on the power play and outshot the Buckeyes 38-28. Miami also held a 41-29 advantage on faceoffs.
Miami will host Ohio State Saturday night back at Steve Cady Arena to finish off the home-and-home series. The opening puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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