Saturday college recaps: Spartans, Wildcats, Lakers post wins

Here’s a look at how the Michigan-based NCAA D1 teams fared last night.

Spartans post six on Falcons

Michigan State was shut out by Bowling Green on Friday night in East Lansing. Saturday, however, was a different story all together. The Spartans ended up splitting the series after a 6-1 win Saturday night in Ohio. Matt DeBlouw had two goals and two assists and Matt Berry had one goal and three assists to power the Spartans to a lopsided win. Lee Reimer, Greg Wolfe and Michael Ferrantino also scored for the Spartans, while Will Yanakeff stopped 18 shots between the pipes. Camden Wojtala, former Michigan high school “Mr. Hockey” winner from his days at Trenton, had the lone goal for the Falcons. Michigan State improves to 2-2-0 in conference play, and 3-4-1 overall.

Wildcats get revenge against Wolverines

On Friday night, Northern Michigan let the University of Michigan mount a third-period comeback and win in a shootout after holding a 4-1 lead through 40 minutes. The scoreboard had the same numbers in the same spots Saturday, but this time, the Wildcats held on. Reed Seckel had two of Northern Michigan’s goals, as they ended up winning 4-3 in Marquette. Matt Thurber had three assists (moving him into the scoring lead in the CCHA), Cohen Adair and Scott Macaulay added goals, and Jared Coreau stopped 26 shots for NMU. Kevin Lynch, Mac Bennett, and A.J. Treais scored for the Wolverines, while Steve Racine made 18 saves. Northern now holds a 1-2-1 record in CCHA play, and a 4-3-1 record overall, while Michigan holds an identical 1-2-1 record in the CCHA, but has a one-point lead in the standings because of the shootout win on Friday. The Wolverines are 3-3-1 on the season.

Bulldogs fall to RedHawks, split series

Michigan native Austin Czarnik had two goals in the third period for the RedHawks Saturday night, and they turned out to be the game-winner and an insurance goal. Miami picked up a 4-2 win in Big Rapids and a series split with the Bulldogs. Justin Buzzeo and Travis Ouellette scored for Ferris State, while C.J. Motte stopped 36 shots. The Bulldogs now hold a 2-2-0 record in CCHA play, and a 4-3-1 record overall.

Murdock leads Lakers past Alaska

Junior goaltender Kevin Murdock has been seeing more playing time than anyone expected, after incumbent starter Kevin Kapalka injured his shoulder against Michigan State last weekend. And he’s taking advantage of it. Murdock recorded an impressive 48 saves Saturday night to lead Lake Superior to a 4-2 win over Alaska in Fairbanks. The win gave the Lakers a split in the series. Dan Radke had two goals, while Kevin Czuczman and Domenic Monardo added the others for the Lakers.

Huskies drop another to Nebraska-Omaha

Michigan Tech lost Game 2 of their series with Nebraska-Omaha, this time to a tune of 5-3. David Johnstone, Blake Pietila and Alex Petan had the goals for the Huskies, while Pheonix Copley takes the loss after allowing four goals on 27 shots. Kevin Genoe kept the Huskies in the contest by stopping all 15 shots he faced in the third. Michigan Tech is now 1-5-0 in WCHA play, and 2-6-0 overall.

Western Michigan and Notre Dame finish their series Sunday at 5 p.m.

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