We're LIVE (finally) at Lawson Ice Arena.
Starters for No.3 Miami (OH): Jay Williams in net. Steven Spinell and Matthew Caito on D. Austin Czarnik, Riley Barber, and Alex Wideman are the forwards.
Starters for No.6 WMU: Trevor Elias, Will Kessel, and Nolan LaPorte are the forwards. Danny DeKeyser and Luke Witkowski on D. Frank Slubowski in net.
National Anthem right now. Then it's puck drop for CCHA match-up between No. 3 Miami and No. 6 Western Michigan.
A little shoving match going on in front of Slubowski. #16 Curtis McKenzie gave Frank a snow shower and nobody seemed to like it.
Forgot to mention, Brett Beebe is in for the suspended Jusin Kovacs. Also Ben Miller replaces Dennis Brown for same reason.
Icing with 16:34 left. Broncos are getting an offensive zone faceoff.
Oesterle gets his 3rd goal of the season. Walters and Balisy with the assists.
Frank just came up with a couple nice saves right in front of him.
15:02 remains in the first. 1-0 WMU
A few big hits early on where you can feel the vibration all the way up in the press box.
McKenzie takes a cheap shot after the whistle to Walters but there was no call. 13:40 and we've reached media timeout 1.
Wow. Hargrove and Cichy just had excellent chances in a scramble in front of the net but couldn't get a clean shot off.
Berschbach just took a terrible penalty in the corner.
2 minutes for boarding. Miami player laid on the ice for awhile, almost thought it was going to be a 5 minute and Berschy was gettin the gate.
Witkowski and McKenzie having some words before the face-off.
McKenzie with another shot after the whistle, this time to Elias.
So far so good on the PK.
8:50. Media timeout. WMU leads 1-0. Miami leads SOG 7-5.
Things are starting to get a little chippy.
IMO, it seems like refs are swallowing the whistle on Miami right now. Could easily have a few penalties.
Another icing. WMU very tired on the ice right now. Need a change.
Miami has top line out right now.
Beebe gets the puck out and WMU gets the change they needed.
Murphy had a chance for Miami but his stick broke on his shot.
WOW. Another bad call. Nolan LaPorte gets an interference call behind the play.
Miami going to the power play again with 2:44 left.
This would be a great kill for WMU.
Oesterle just came up with a huge block. Caito had a wide open shot and Jordan got his skate in the way.
1:14 left in period. :31 left on power play.
Miami power play that is.