CCHA Weekly Release: Nov. 5
November 6, 2012 08:00 AM
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Alaska - Alaska has fired 39 or more shots in each of the last four games, including Saturday’s 50-shot effort, the most since their 2-1 triple-overtime loss against Nebraska-Omaha on Mar. 9, 2008, when they fired 52 shots on goal.
Bowling Green - Bowling Green’s 1-0 win at Michigan State Friday snapped an eight-game winless streak against the Spartans, dating back to Feb. 21, 2009, a 4-0 win at the BGSU Ice Arena. The win marks the Falcons’ first victory in East Lansing since Feb. 24, 2007, when they won, 2-1, at Munn Ice Arena.
Ferris State - After scoring just one goal last season, sophomore forward Justin Buzzeo tallied his first two goals of the season in a weekend split with Miami with a goal in both Friday’s 3-0 win and Saturday’s 4-2 loss.
Lake Superior - Junior goaltender Kevin Murdock faced 50 shots during Saturday’s 4-2 victory against Alaska. The last time a LSSU goaltender faced 50 shots or more was at Ferris State on Dec. 8, 2006, when Jeff Jakaitis totaled 49 saves in a 1-1 tie against the Bulldogs.
Miami - After being shut out, 3-0, at Ferris State on Friday, Miami rebounded Saturday with a 4-2 win to snap a five-game winless streak in Big Rapids. The victory was the RedHawks’ first win at FSU since Jan. 16, 2010.
Michigan - Sophomore forward Alex Guptill notched an assist in both Friday’s 4-4 tie/shootout win at Northern Michigan and Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Wildcats to extend his point-scoring streak to six games (4-4-8).
Michigan State - MSU readies for a home-and-home series with archrival Michigan this week. MSU trails in the all-time series, 125-143-19. Last season, MSU won and tied (and won the shootout) in the two games at Munn, lost at Yost, and lost two overtime games at Joe Louis Arena in the GLI final, and in the annual regular-season game.
Northern Michigan - The ‘Cats earned their first CCHA points with a 4-4 tie against Michigan on Friday and its first conference win, 4-3, over the Wolverines on Saturday in front of 4,260 fans at a sold out Berry Events Center. The last sellout was Nov. 4, 2011 against Notre Dame.
Notre Dame - Notre Dame faces off against Boston College on Friday at Conte Forum. The Eagles are currently ranked No. 1 in the nation. The Irish will play one game with the Eagles as part of a Notre Dame-Boston College hockey-football weekend as the Irish football team plays at B.C. on Saturday.
Ohio State - After a bye week, the Buckeyes open their home slate against Alaska. Ohio State played its first six games on the road. It was the longest streak to start the year since the 1998-99 squad played its first nine games away while Value City Arena was being built.
Western Michigan - After defeating Notre Dame, 3-2, on Friday, the Broncos were held to 14 shots in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the Irish. It is the fewest since they were held to 16 on March 19, 2011 in the CCHA Championship game by Miami.
CCHA - Seven of the first 10 series in conference play have resulted in splits. The lone sweep occurred on Oct. 26-27 when Notre Dame took two games at Northern Michigan.