>RedHawks Best Broncos in Kalamazoo
>After a flat weekend of hockey in Oxford against Ferris State last week, Miami rebounded on Friday night with a solid 3-0 win against the Western Michigan Broncos. Junior Andy Miele scored two goals and captain Tommy Wingels added one. None of the goals were scored at even strength, however.
The clustermates resume the series tonight at Lawson Arena at 7:35pm. The game broadcast is available here.
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– Defenseman Matt Tomassoni played on the fourth forward line last night with Justin Vaive on the left and Gary Steffes in the middle. This is an interesting decision and I’m not so sure of the reasoning behind it. A few theories: Perhaps Rico is content with the current group of d-men (Weber/Hartman, Wideman/LoVerde, Schilling/Spinell) that he’s “trying out” Tomassoni as a forward. Maybe Blasi feels that Tomassoni is a better option at forward than the scratches? Maybe injuries play into this decision? What say you?
– The penalty kill was superb, turning in two shorthanded goals, one by Wingels and the other by Miele. The last time the RedHawks netted two “shorties” was on December 15, 2007 against RPI.
– Miami now has a share of first place with Michigan State. Both teams have 20 points, but Miami leads due to the goal differential.