Jan. 27, 2002
Oxford, Ohio – (Oxford, Ohio) … The Miami RedHawks line of Mike Kompon, Derek Edwardson and Nick Jardine combined for five goals and six assists on the way to a 7-2 Miami win over Notre Dame Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 2,476 at Goggin Arena.
Edwardson, the center on the line scored three goals and added one assist while Jardine notched two goals and two assists and Kompon added three assists to give the RedHawks a split in the weekend series.
The loss drops the Irish to 9-12-5 on the season and 7-9-4 in CCHA play while RedHawks improve to 11-13-2 overall and 8-10-2 in the league. The two teams are now tied for seventh in the CCHA with 18 points.
The loss also continued Notre Dame’s trend of success in the first game of the series – the Irish won Friday’s game 4-3 in overtime – and little success in the second game. The Irish are 7-3-3 series openers and 2-9-2 in series finales this season.
Despite outshooting Miami by a 15-12 margin in the first period, the Irish fell behind 3-1 after one period with the RedHawks getting a pair of power play goals on the way to their two-goal margin.
Edwardson got his night off to a quick start as he cashed in a three-on-two just 1:07 into the game off a pass from Jardine lifting a shot over Irish goaltender Morgan Cey.
Miami’s power play did the remaining damage in the first period converting on its first two chances. Mike Glumac made it 2-0 at 5:22 of the period when he scored on the rebound of Jason Deskins wrap-around attempt.
Notre Dame broke through on RedHawks’ goaltender David Burleigh at 12:02. Aaron Gill won a face-off to the left of Burleigh back to Rob Globke. Globke slid the puck to Yan Stastny in the slot. Stastny’s shot was stopped by Burleigh, but Gill pounced on the loose puck to score his second of the weekend and eighth of the season.
The RedHawks closed out the first-period scoring at 18:19 when Jardine got his first goal of the game when he whipped a wrist shot past Cey from between the face-off circles for his sixth goal of the season.
In an effort to shake up his squad, Notre Dame head coach Dave Poulin lifted Cey in favor of Jeremiah Kimento. For the senior goaltender the appearance marked his first of the season.
Miami welcomed him to the game at 3:46 when Greg Hogeboom beat Kimento with a blast from the top of the right wing circle for his 14th goal of the year.
Miami broke the game open 46 seconds later when Edwardson scored his second goal of the game as he came out from behind the Notre Dame goal and tucked the puck under Kimento for his third of the season at 4:32.
Freshman center Yan Stastny combined with Michael Chin on a nifty passing play inside the Miami blueline to cut the lead to 5-2. Stastny was able to take Chin’s pass and one-time a shot that beat Burleigh low to his glove side. For Stastny, the goal was his second of the season and came at 17:13.
In the third period Jardine and Edwardson continued their big night. Jardine snapped a wrist shot from high in the slot over Kimento’s glove for his second goal of the game and seventh of the year at 7:08.
Edwardson completed his hat trick at 10:41 when he scored off a Jardine set-up while the teams were playing four-on-four.
The Irish broke their power play drought (3-for-44) at 16:31 when Michael Chin got his 13th goal of the season. That ties him for the team lead in the goals department with David Inman. Chin finished the game with a goal and an assist and had three goals on the weekend.
On the night, the Irish outshot Miami by a 42-31 margin. Burleigh made 39 saves in the game for Miami while Cey had nine saves in 20 minutes and Kimento made 15 over the final 40 minutes.
The Irish return to home action this coming weekend, Feb. 1-2, when they play host to the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks at the Joyce Center. Face-off both nights is 7:05 p.m.
Irish Hockey Notes:
**The loss snapped Notre Dame’s four-game (3-0-1) unbeaten streak at Goggin Arena.
**Irish center Aaron Gill had two goals and two assists on the weekend, getting a goal and an assist in each game. Right wing Michael Chin had three goals and an assist on the weekend and now has career highs in goals (13), assists (8) and points (21).
Game Summary: 1 2 3 F
Notre Dame (9-12-5/7-9-4) 1 1 1 3
Miami (11-13-2/8-10-2) 3 2 2 7
First Period: MU: Derek Edwardson 2 (Nick Jardine, Brian Sipotz), 1:07, MU: Mike Glumac 13 (Jason Deskins), PPG, 5:22, ND: Aaron Gill 8 (Yan Stastny, Rob Globke), 12:02, MU: Jardine 6 (Mike Kompon, Edwardson), PPG, 18:19.
Penalties: ND: 4 for 8 minutes, MU: 3 for 6 minutes.
Second Period: MU: Greg Hogeboom 14 (Matt Chandler), 3:46: MU: Edwardson 3 (Kompon), 4:32, ND: Stastny 2 (Michael Chin, Gill), 17:13.
Penalties: ND: 1 for 2 minutes, MU: 2 for 4 minutes.
Third Period: MU: Jardine 7 (Kompon), 7:08, MU: Edwardson 4 (Jardine), 10:41, ND: Chin 13 ( Connor Dunlop, Joe Zurenko), PPG, 16:
Penalties: ND: 4 for 8 minutes, MU: 4 for 19 minutes.
Shots On Goal:
Notre Dame 15 – 14 – 13 – 42 Miami 12 – 14 – 5 – 31
Goaltender Saves: ND – Morgan Cey (20:00) 9 – x – x – 9 Jeremiah Kimento (40:00) x – 12 – 3 – 15 MU – David Burleigh (60:00) 14 – 13 – 12 – 39
ND: 1 for 6
MU: 2 for 5
Attendance: 2,476 (sellout)