Miami ties UMD; earns 2 points

OXFORD, Ohio – Once again, Miami couldn’t close out a win.

The RedHawks managed two points in a 1-1 tie vs. Minnesota-Duluth at Cady Arena on Friday, allowing a tying third-period goal and earning the extra point in 3-on-3 play.

Josh Melnick (right) and Louis Belpedio (left) celebrate Belpedio's OT goal (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

Josh Melnick (right) and Louis Belpedio (left) celebrate Belpedio’s OT goal (photo by Cathy Lachmann).

Miami has now held the lead after two periods seven times this season and has won just three of those games.

Senior goalie Jay Williams stopped 36 shots for the RedHawks, the highest save total for a Miami netminder this season.

After a scoreless first period, the RedHawks took the lead when senior defenseman Chris Joyaux backhanded one through Bulldogs goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo’s pads 2:16 into the middle frame.

Miami held the lead until the 14:22 mark of the final frame, when Tony Cameranesi blasted a shot by Williams on a 4-on-4 to tie the score.

The puck went in and out of the net so quickly that it was initially ruled no goal before replay confirmed the puck hit the inside of the cage.

The game was officially recorded as a tie, and Louis Belpedio knocked the puck home in the second extra session to give the RedHawks the extra point in the conference standings.

Joyaux had scored one career goal entering this season but has found the net in consecutive games and has four markers this season.

Senior forward Andrew Schmit earned the lone assist, his third of the campaign.

With the two points, Miami now has 10 in 11 games and remains in seventh place in the NCHC at 2-7-2.

At 3-2-2 when leading after two periods, the RedHawks’ winning percentage in those scenarios is just .571.

These teams wrap up their weekend series at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.


About John Lachmann (@rednblackhawks)

I've been writing about hockey since the late 1990s. First it was the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks and the Cincinnati Cyclones for the Cincinnati Post, and most recently with WCPO and the Blog of Brotherhood online.

Posted on January 9, 2016, in 2015-16, University of Minnesota-Duluth and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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