Colgate Suffers Setback at Miami

Colgate Suffers Setback at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio – The Colgate men’s hockey team got an early lead against 8th-ranked Miami, but the RedHawks responded with five goals and the Raiders dropped a 5-1 decision on Saturday night.

Colgate (1-2-0) got their lone goal from rookie Kyle Baun with assists to Jeremy Price and Tylor Spink. Eric Mihallik made 27 saves in the loss.

Miami (2-0-0) spread out its scoring with five different goal scorers. Alex Wideman and Blake Coleman were the game’s high scorer with two points on a goal and an assist. Jay Williams earned the start and pushed aside 20 shots in the win.

The Raiders got on the board first with 8:20 left in the first period with Baun scoring his second goal in three games with assists to Price and Tyson Spink. Miami answered later in the period with a power play goal from Bryon Paulazzo, which was his second goal of the weekend to tie the game at 2-2. The RedHawks had two chances with the extra skater and the Raiders did as well. Miami had a slim 7-6 lead in shots in the first 20 minutes.

In the second period, the RedHawks took a 2-1 lead on a rebound in front three minutes into the frame. Max Cook circled the puck around the net and put a shot on Mihalik that the junior stopped, but the rebound came to Kevin Morris at the far post and he hit the open net to give Miami its first lead.

Colgate had one of its best power plays of the year later in the period and put a lot of pressure on the RedHawks. The best chance came on a cross-ice feed from Mike Borkowski to Tylor Spink at the far post and Williams slid across the crease to make the save.

Wideman then gave the RedHawks a 3-1 lead with a shot from the slot through traffic with 13:22 left in the game. Cody Murphy and Coleman were given assists on the play.  Miami added to the advantage with less than three minutes left with Riley Barber scoring on a rebound on the doorstep.  The final score of the night came from Coleman as he scored the third power play goal of the night for the RedHawks with 1:13 left in the game and Miami earned the win at 5-1.

The RedHawks had the shot advantage at 32-21 and Miami scored three power play goals on six chances. Colgate had five opportunities with the extra skater.

Colgate will be back in action next weekend as the Raiders host Bowling Green on Friday and Saturday night.