DIII hockey advances in MCHC tournament


Junior forward Justin McComas prepares to block the net on Oct. 14 at the Isabella County Ice Rink.

After losing to Michigan in two regular season games, the Central Michigan Division III men’s hockey team had the last laugh with a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines Saturday night.

This win for the Chippewas gives them a 32-6 record (19-6 Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference) and kicks Michigan out of the MCHC tournament.

Head coach James Cadzow said the team played a solid game across the board against a "tough" Michigan team.

“I’m 100 percent happy with the way we played,” he said. “We played with great structure, poise and discipline. We had some issues, but the boys came up big, especially with killing all of Michigan’s power plays.”

CMU capitalized Michigan’s lack of offensive production when sophomore Brennan Martin and graduate forward Nathan Allgaier grabbed the two goals for the Chippewas — both in the second period.

Martin notched his 17th goal of the season and Allgaier gave CMU some cushion when he scored his 42nd goal of the season.

Michigan outshot CMU, 34-30.

The Chippewas advance to the MCHC Frozen Four to play No. 1 Oakland College at 8:45 p.m. March 3rd at Patterson Ice Arena. 


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