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CCHA College Hockey News

Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 8:24 PM

Miami (OH) beats Notre Dame, 6 - 2 in CCHA Semifinal Game 1

Miami (OH) advances to CCHA Championship Game on Saturday

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Miami (OH) teammates celebrate after scoring a goal in the first game of the CCHA Semi-Finals.

by Pete Bublitz
petblitz@yahoo.com

 

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DETROIT -- Right from the start of the first period, the Miami Redhawks came out of the gate with the intent of creating opponent zone pressure in their CCHA semifinal hockey match against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. That drive was enough to ensure a 6-2 win and a spot in the 2011 CCHA Championship game.

"I thought we did a real good job in the third period," said Miami (OH) Head Coach Enrico Blasi. "A good performance by our guys. The guys are really upbeat, reminding them to stay focused, stay on our game plan. Stay disclipined, expect the unexpected and make sure that we're focused. Every time we had a time out, it was time to remind each other that. We have never won the Mason Cup. We're in the championship game now."

The effort paid off at 4:52 into the period, when senior Redhawks Forward Andy Miele fed a pass from behind the net to Carter Camper that found its way in. The goal was the first of an unanswered streak of four within the next ten minutes. Both Camper and Miele would figure greatly during that run, with the former notching an assist and second goal while the latter earned a second assist and the night’s final goal.

"Whoever wins tonight is going to deserve it," said Miami (OH) Senior Center Carter Camper. "Playoffs started last weekend, it's a new season. We are playing well right now. We were able to come out first period and continue playing well. Tomorrow's a new day."

Despite an improved effort from the Fighting Irish to trim it down to three goal deficits twice in the second period, it was as a nifty if unintentional shot by Miele that insured the game. With 7:59 left in the second period, Miele was tripped up while skating in on Notre Dame Goaltender Mike Johnson when he managed to connect and light the buzzer off a pass from Reilly Smith.

"He's always giving me open nets, so I finally got to give it back to him," Smith explained. "Whatever helps our team, you know? That's just one of those lucky goals. I just want to get the puck in the net. It did and I'm very happy for him."

It was the kind of highlight reel goal that even Miele didn’t expect to reach the net. “It got a whack at it and it was a hockey goal. I was happy to get it.”

Even Notre Dame Head Coach Jeff Jackson acknowledged it was this kind of firepower that sealed the win for Miami. “[Their] transitions [worked] so well offensively,” he said.

“If you turn the puck over -- that was obviously an issue for us,” added Notre Dame defenseman Joe Lavin. Notre Dame will face the loser of the second semifinal between Michigan and Western Michigan in the 3rd place game on Saturday.

Also scoring for Miami were junior forward Alden Hirschfeld and freshman forward Bryon Paulazzo, while Notre Dame’s two goals came from junior forward Billy Maday and senior forward Calle Ridderwall.

Cody Reichard earned the win with 25 saves on 27 shots. He is 14-4-2 on the season.

Related Story: Andy Miele named 'Player of the Year' at 2011 CCHA Awards

 

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Carter Camper (#11) scored the first goal for Miami.

 

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Mike Johnson (#32) makes a save for Notre Dame.

 

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Miami (OH) press conference following their victory over Notre Dame.

 

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Andy Miele (#17) scored two goals for Miami (OH).

 

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Carter Camper (#11) addresses the media after the game.

 

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