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Miami ties Maine on late Louis goal

OXFORD, Ohio – Miami trailed on three occasions Friday but thanks to the second goal of the night by Louis late in the third period, the RedHawks salvaged a tie.

Miami's Anthony Louis (95) is congratulated by linemates Josh Melnick (37) and Carson Meyer (18) after scoring the game-tying goal (photo by Cathy Lachmann/BoB).

Miami’s Anthony Louis (95) is congratulated by linemates Josh Melnick (37) and Carson Meyer (18) after scoring the game-tying goal (photo by Cathy Lachmann/BoB).

Miami and Maine skated to a 3-3 draw at Cady Arena in the first-ever meeting between these teams on MU’s campus after the RedHawks fell behind by one goal in all three periods but generated the equalizer each time.

The Black Bears (3-1-1) took the lead 5:36 into the first period when Peter Housakos stole the puck from Miami defenseman Chaz Switzer, skated in alone on RedHawks goalie Ryan Larkin from the side of the net and backhanded it in.

Miami (1-1-2) tied it nearly a full period later, as Kiefer Sherwood slid a pass from behind the net to a wide-open Grant Hutton, who stuffed in under goalie Rob McGovern 5:29 into the middle stanza.

Just 1:23 later, Maine’s Mitchell Fossier tipped a blue line wrister by Mark Hamilton past Larkin to give the Black Bears a 2-1 lead.

The RedHawks pulled even again when Josh Melnick eluded a defender along the boards and found Anthony Louis in the high slot. Louis one-timed it, and the blast was partially stopped by McGovern but trickled across the goal line with 6:59 remaining in that frame.

Hutton lost the puck deep in his own end, and Dane Gibson dropped a pass to Cedric Lacroix, who wired a shot short side just under a crossbar with 6:26 left in regulation, giving Maine a 3-2 lead.

A power play set up Louis’ tying goal, which he scored after penetrating to the middle of the faceoff circle and beating McGovney on the glove side.

Miami was on the power play for the closing seconds of regulation and the first minute and a half of overtime but could not convert. The RedHawks finished 1-for-8 on the power play while going perfect on three penalty kills.

Louis’ goals were his first two of the season, and Hutton notched his second. The duo is now tied for the team lead in markers.

Sherwood picked up a pair of assists, giving him the outright team lead in assists (4) and points (5).

The teams played a 3-on-3 demonstration after the game, during which neither team scored, and that was followed by a shootout, won by Maine.

Miami and the Black Bears wrap up their weekend series at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.


>Student Design Contest Winner Named


Miami’s Alternate Jersey for 2011-12 Unveiled

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February 15, 2011

Oxford, Ohio – Yesterday, Miami University sophomore Chris Pratt, was named the winner of the 2011 RedHawks Hockey Jersey Design Contest. The white sweater, to be worn mainly for home games, features the return of the RedHawk logo as the centerpiece of the design for the first time since 2004. Additionally, the new alternate uniform includes red stripe patterns and white numerals reminiscent of Miami jerseys of the past few years and a lace-up collar.

“I looked at a bunch of different jerseys to try and get an idea for what I wanted to do and combined various elements of the jerseys I liked. The jersey got the most influence from the 1927 Toronto Maple Leafs’ jerseys, which I loosely based the stripes off of,” said Pratt, a mechanical engineering major. “I wanted to keep the design similar to our other jerseys; I didn’t want them to be completely different. I chose the RedHawk logo because I haven’t seen a jersey with that logo yet.” (source:

While I do like the new design, I’m still looking for something a little more classic and a little less busy. I like the use of the RedHawk on the chest, but I’d prefer the “Miami RedHawks” text be removed. The logo is known well enough that it can stand on its own. I’d love to see a “script Miami” similar to what the Minnesota Wild did with their alternates a couple years ago and the classic Maine sweaters they wear currently.

Regardless, I think it’s a nice design. What do you think?

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>’Hawks defeat Bears 4-1


photo: Rachel Lewis Photography

Andy Miele scored twice to lead #6 Miami to a
convincing 4-1 victory over #9 Maine

Estero, Fla. –

Miami won the second game of the Florida College Classic over the Maine Black Bears 4-1. Miele, Justin Vaive and Alden Hirschfeld also scored for Miami who move on to tomorrow night’s championship game against a familiar foe, the St. Cloud State Huskies. Miami and St. Cloud played a series in Minnesota in October and played a series last season in Oxford. Miami is 4-0-1 against the Huskies in the last five meetings including a 6-3 win and 1-1 tie early this year. St. Cloud advanced by rallying from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Cornell in the first game.

For the night, Hirschfeld was 1-2-3 and Carter Camper notched an assist for his nations best 36th point of the season. Miele now has 10 goals on the season, second on the team to Camper.

The RedHawks outshot the Black Bears 35-14.

Tomorrow night’s championship game is set for 7:35pm at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.