Wolverines Tie Spartans Before World-Record Crowd
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Site: East Lansing, Mich. (Spartan Stadium)
Score: #4 Michigan 3, #1 Michigan State 3 (OT)
Records: U-M (0-0-1, 0-0-1 CCHA), MSU (0-0-1, 0-0-1 CCHA)
Attendance: 74,554
Next U-M Event: Tuesday, Oct. 9 -- vs. U.S. NDTP Under-18 Team (Yost Ice Arena), 7:35 p.m.

Boxscore

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Two of college ice hockey's most prestigious programs took to hockey's largest stage Saturday night, and neither disappointed. No. 4-ranked Michigan and No. 1 Michigan State played to a 3-3 tie in front of a crowd of 74,554 fans at Spartan Stadium in what had been deemed the state's Cold War. Saturday's game set a world attendance record for ice hockey and was played outdoors in 30-degree weather.

Freshman center Jim Slater's goal with 47 seconds left tied the game for Michigan State, and gave the capacity crowd a chance to witness college hockey overtime. But it was Michigan's Mike Cammalleri (Richmond Hill, Ontario) who stole the show for the Maize and Blue, scoring twice and assisting an another goal to play a part in each of Michigan's three tallies. His goal 11:13 into the third period put U-M up 3-2, and his faceoff win late in the first led directly to the Wolverines' first tally.

It was Camalleri's first goal that perhaps best summarized his individual presence. With the ice beginning to tilt in the Wolverines' favor, the junior carried the puck into the Spartan zone and twice beat MSU defenseman Joe Markusen, leaving a sprawling Ryan Miller reaching in vain.

With the game again tied in the third period, Cammalleri took a perfect cross-crease pass from freshman Jason Ryznar (Anchorage, Alaska) to beat a reaching Miller glove side.

Each of Michigan State's three goals came when the Spartans had a man advantage -- the tying goal with an empty net and sixth man, the second goal while on a 5-on-3 power play and the first while on a 5-on-4 advantage.

Adam Hall put Michigan State on the board first with a power-play goal at 3:25 of the first period. The tally came just after U-M had killed off the first penalty on an early MSU two-man advantage, but Slater put a centering pass onto the stick of Hall, who was waiting in the low slot. Hall beat Josh Blackburn (Choctaw, Okla.) five-hole, sending the record crowd into an early frenzy.

But the Wolverines answered late in the first, when Ryznar scored his first collegiate goal, off a faceoff win by Cammalleri. The puck found the stick of the waiting Ryznar, who fired a quick shot through Miller's five-hole from the high slot.

Cammalleri gave U-M a 2-1 lead early in the second with his first of the night, but Duncan Keith answered on a Spartan two-man advantage just two minutes later.

The game remained tied until the 11:13 mark of the third, when Cammalleri finished on Ryznar's pass, after Ryznar made a tricky move to retain possession through a scrum of players and breakaway. Senior defenseman Jay Vancik (Medina, Ohio) also earned an assist on the play.

With about a minute left in the third period, MSU pulled Miller to gain a sixth attacker and Slater beat Blackburn high glove side to force overtime. Both teams had their chances in overtime, but neither could convert.

Blackburn finished with 21 saves for U-M, while Miller made 19 for MSU.

Michigan returns to action on Tuesday (Oct. 9), hosting the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-18 Team. Opening faceoff for the exhibition contest is slated for 7:35 p.m. at Yost Ice Arena on the U-M campus.


GAME SUMMARY

Goals By Period 1 2 3 OT F
Michigan 1 1 1 0 3
Michigan State 1 0 2 0 3

1st period
1, MSU, Adam Hall/1 (Jim Slater, Joe Goodenow) 3:25 (pp).
2, MICH, Jason Ryznar/1 (Mike Cammalleri) 17:13.
PENALTIES - Jed Ortmeyer, MICH (tripping) :22; Andy Burnes, MICH (interference) 1:30; Troy Ferguson, MSU (holding) 6:45; Jay Vancik, MICH (roughing) 19:44; Duncan Keith, MSU (roughing) 19:44; Michael Woodford, MICH (high sticking) 19:44; Brad Fast, MSU (high sticking) 19:44.

2nd period
3, MICH, Mike Cammalleri/1 (Jason Ryznar) 3:08.
PENALTIES - Joe Markusen, MSU (obstruction-hooking) 3:40; Troy Ferguson, MSU (roughing) 9:31; Michael Woodford, MICH (ot) 10:26.

3rd period
4, MSU, Duncan Keith/1 (Brad Fast, Ryan Miller) 5:43 (pp).
5, MICH, Mike Cammalleri/2 (Jason Ryznar, Jay Vancik) 11:13.
6, MSU, Jim Slater/1 (Adam Hall, Brad Fast) 19:13.
PENALTIES - Jason Ryznar, MICH (tripping) :44; Michael Woodford, MICH (charging) 4:05; Andy Burnes, MICH (slashing) 5:06.

OT period
PENALTIES - None.

Shots on goal: MICH 7-9-4-2 22; MSU 5-10-8-1 24. Power plays: MICH 0 of 3; MSU 2 of 6. Penalties: MICH 8 (16 min); MSU 5 (10 min). Goalies: MICH, Josh Blackburn (64:56 minutes, 24 shots-21 saves) , EMPTY NET (00:04, 0-0); MSU, Ryan Miller (64:43, 22-19) , EMPTY NET (00:17, 0-0). Referee: Steve Piotrowski. Assistant Referees: John LaDuke, Kevin Langseth. Attendance: 74554. Time: 2:51.

Individual Player Statistics
 
## Michigan             G  A PIM Sh +/-    
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 4 Andy Burnes........  0  0   4  0   0
 5 Brandon Rogers.....  0  0   0  0  +1
 8*Mike Komisarek.....  0  0   0  0  +2
 9 Milan Gajic........  0  0   0  1   0
10 Dwight Helminen....  0  0   0  2   0
11 Joe Kautz..........  0  0   0  2   0
13*Mike Cammalleri....  2  1   0  2  +2
14 Craig Murray.......  0  0   0  1   0
15*Jay Vancik.........  0  1   2  2  +1
17 Michael Woodford...  0  0   6  1   0
18 David Moss.........  0  0   0  1   0
21 Eric Nystrom.......  0  0   0  2   0
22*Jason Ryznar.......  1  1   2  1  +2
23 Mike Roemensky.....  0  0   0  1   0
26*Jed Ortmeyer.......  0  0   2  5  +2
28 John Shouneyia.....  0  0   0  1   0
   Totals.............  3  3  16 22 +10
## Michigan State       G  A PIM Sh +/-
---------------------------------------
 2*Jon Insana.........  0  0   0  4  -2
 3 Duncan Keith.......  1  0   2  1   0
 4 John-Michael Liles.  0  0   0  4  -1
 5 Joe Markusen.......  0  0   2  1  -1
11 Steve Jackson......  0  0   0  5   0
14 Ash Goldie.........  0  0   0  0   0
17 Troy Ferguson......  0  0   4  1   0
18*Adam Hall..........  1  1   0  1  -2
19*Jim Slater.........  1  1   0  3  -1
20*Brian Maloney......  0  0   0  0  -2
24*Andrew Hutchinson..  0  0   0  0  -1
26 Joe Goodenow.......  0  1   0  1   0
27 Brad Fast..........  0  2   2  3  +1
39*Ryan Miller........  0  1   0  0   0
   Totals.............  3  6  10 24  -9

Q U O T E S

U-M Head Coach Red Berenson
On the environment ... "I don't think there was any question they (the fans) were into the game until the end. They knew exactly what was going on at ice level. It was pretty awesome. I thought I had seen everything in hockey, but this couldn't have turned out any better."

On the buildup to the game ... "Once the puck dropped it was a hockey game. It was a great game and a different, unusual setting."

On the freshmen and their first game ... "This game told us a lot about our team. We didn't know really how we could stack up in this situation. It was a pretty awesome environment to put eight freshmen in. I thought our team stacked up pretty well, and our freshmen in particular."

Junior Captain Jed Ortmeyer
On the ceremonial opening faceoff with Gordie Howe ... "It was pretty cool. I got to meet him when I was younger and go out to dinner with him once, so it was cool to meet him again."

Freshman Defenseman Brandon Rogers
On the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry ... "The rivalry is obviously unbelievable. We saw after some of the whistles the pushing and the fighting -- just the pure hatred towards each other. You could hear it too with the fans -- the crowd was just going crazy. It was unbelievable."

Contact: Paul Thomas (734) 763-4423

   

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