March 29, 2008

Miami (Ohio) 3, Air Force 2 (OT)

March 29, 2008

2008 NCAA MEN'S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
NORTHEAST REGIONAL • DCU CENTER • WORCESTER, MASS.
MIAMI (OHIO)-AIR FORCE POSTGAME NOTES
MARCH 29, 2008

Final Score: Miami 3, Air Force 2 OT

MIAMI REDHAWKS

  • Advances to the NCAA Regional Final for the second straight season, after they defeated No. 1 seed New Hampshire in last season's Northeast Regional as the No. 4 seed, before falling to No. 2 seed Boston College at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. They have faced Boston College in the last two NCAA tournaments. They have never met Minnesota in the NCAA tournament.
  • Has an all-time record of 2-5-0 in the NCAA Tournament in seven games. They own a 1-2-0 all-time mark vs. HEA teams and a 0-2-0 record vs. WCHA teams.
  • Junior forward Justin Mercier scored his seventh game-winner of the season. He now is tied for the nation lead in game-winning goals with teammate Ryan Jones Michigan's Chad Kolarik.
  • Now owns a 22-0-0 record this season when scoring the game's first goal.
  • Has won eight of its last nine games, which included a seven-game win streak from Feb. 22 to March 21.
  • Has recorded a perfect 8-0-0 against non-conference opponents this season.
  • Freshman forward Tommy Wingels scored his 15th goal of the season just 19 seconds into the game. It marked his third goal in the last 17 games, after he scored 12 goals in the first 23 games of the season.
  • Freshman forward Carter Camper evened the game at 2-2 on the power play with 6:16 left in regulation. Camper posted his seventh goal in the last 11 games. Camper has amassed a point in 16 of his last 17 games with 26 points (11g,15a) during that span.
  • Miami has played in four overtime games this season posting a 3-0-1 record.
  • CCHA teams currently own a 4-0-0 record in NCAA tournament games.
  • The Red Hawks have scored at least one power play goal in 31 of 41 games this season.

    AIR FORCE FALCONS

  • Has appeared in the last two NCAA tournaments, but have lost both games to the No. 1 seeds in its bracket (Minnesota and Miami).
  • It marked the 28th time this season it held its opponent to under 10 shots in the opening period.
  • Saw its national leading nine-game (8-0-1) unbeaten streak come to a halt.
  • The Falcons allowed just one goal in the first period for the 15th time this season.
  • Its two second period goals marked the 19th time this season with that exact goal output.
  • Owned a 17-2-0 record this season when leading after the second period.
  • Played in 11 overtime games this year, they owned a 2-3-6 record in those games.
  • Senior forward Josh Print scored his first goal of the season in his 19th game of the season. The last goal Print scored was the game-winning overtime goal in the 5-4 win against Sacred Heart in the AHA semifinals on March 16, 2007. Print missed the first 13 games this season due to injury.