The Michigan State Spartans were the only CCHA team that calls Michigan home to win on Saturday night, as they topped the Lake Superior State Lakers 4-2. Here’s a look at all the Saturday games featuring the Mitten’s CCHA schools.
Spartans record first conference win against Lakers
Three power-play goals helped Michigan State bounce back for a 4-2 win and a series split with Lake Superior State on Saturday night. John Draeger, Tanner Sorenson, Matt Berry, and Anthony Hayes scored for the Spartans, while Jake Hildebrand picked up his first collegiate win with 28 saves. Chris Ciotti and Stephen Perfetto recorded goals for the Lakers, while Kevin Murdock made 33 saves in goal. Murdock came in as a replacement for Kevin Kapalka in Friday’s game, after the Lakers’ standout goaltender was injured in the second period.
RedHawks earn split with Wolverines
Miami posted three third-period goals at Yost Ice Arena Saturday night to record a 4-3 win and a series split with the Wolverines. Livonia native Riley Barber had a goal and an assist, while Washington (Mich.) native Austin Czarnik had two assists for the RedHawks in the comeback win. Travis Lynch, Alex Guptill and Lindsay Sparks scored for the Wolverines, while freshman Jared Rutledge had 31 saves in the loss.
Bulldogs fall to Nanooks
After a 6-3 win Friday night, Alaska bounced back to split the series with Ferris State. The Nanooks posted a 3-2 win against the Bulldogs in Big Rapids, thanks to Alaska forward Tyler Morley’s game-winning goal with 50 seconds left in regulation. Ferris State goals from Cory Kane and Garrett Thompson bracketed two goals from Alaska, but they couldn’t complete the comeback in the third period. C.J. Motte stopped 36 shots for the Bulldogs in the loss.
Irish sweep Wildcats
Notre Dame’s three goals in the first two periods turned out to be too much for Northern Michigan, as they lost 3-2 to the Fighting Irish. The win completed the sweep for the Irish, who beat the Wildcats 5-2 on Friday. Cohen Adair scored in the second period to make it 1-1, but Notre Dame would add two goals before the second intermission. Darren Nowick scored to make it a one-goal game at the 5:46 mark of the third period, but it would be the only goal of the final frame. Jared Coreau had 29 saves in the loss for the Wildcats.