First period thoughts…1-1
After one period of play in Colorado Springs, #7 Miami and Colorado College are tied at 1.
Miami allowed its 3rd shorthanded goal early in the period at CC’s Scott Wamsganz converted a mess out front of Jay Williams off a rush.
Miami would answer right back on the same powerplay as Cody Murphy recorded his 11th goal of the season off a tip in front of an Anthony Louis wrist shot from between the circles. Matt Caito notched the other assist.
- Dornbrock. A huge hit along the boards to break up a CC rush. He has also blocked shots and looks physical tonight.
- Czarnik’s back checking effort on the play that ended up being the CC goal was impressive. His effort is the type of thing you want to see out of your senior captain.
- Riley Barber’s compete level is up tonight. He made a couple outstanding stretch passes taking advantage of the big ice.
- Jay Williams rebound control is “off” at best. He looks a bit lost on the big ice and doesn’t seem to be playing the angles nor seeing the puck very well.
- Taylor Richart continues to do the little things. He made a big block of a CC shot on their last powerplay to end the first period.
So far, so good. Miami looks smooth and in control. Hopefully they are well hydrated to compete for 60 minutes at 6,000 feet.
More to come from Colorado Springs.