St. Lawrence blanked by Michigan

St. Lawrence blanked by Michigan

Senior Arthur Brey made 37 saves for the St. Lawrence men's hockey team, but No. 12 Michigan scored a goal in each period, including two on the power play, en route to a 3-0 shutout win at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday night.

With the loss, the Saints fall to 1-4-0 on the season, while Michigan improves to 2-2-0 overall.

Jake Slaker's power play goal at the 2:04 mark of the first period served as the game winner for the Wolverines, as he tucked a loose puck in the blue paint under Brey for a 1-0 lead after the Saints' netminder had already made a pair of saves in tight with the Saints in the penalty kill.

Just passed the midway point of the second period, Michael Pastujov extended the lead to 2-0 with another power play goal after the Saints were assessed a bench minor for too many men on the ice.

Michigan had a flurry of chances before Pastulov put it home, as Brey made a couple stops and sophomore defensemen Dylan Woolf also stopped a shot on the line with his skate after having his stick snapped in half in the corner.

In the latter half of the final frame, it was Josh Norris who finished a two-on-two rush into the St. Lawrence zone after a turnover in neutral ice to make it a 3-0 game. He one-timed a feed from Slaker at the bottom of the right circle to beat Brey moving left to right for the final goal of the game.

The Saints were outshot 40-16 in the loss and finished 0-for-1 on the power play. Michigan went 2-for-5 with the man advantage in Friday's win.

Sophomore defenseman Bo Hanson led the Saints with five shots on goal, while Jake StevensTed McGeen and Zach Risteau each had two a piece.

Of note from Friday: first-year players Andrew McIntyre and Canton native Mark Mahoney saw their first regular season action at Yost.

The teams will face off again at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.