Oct. 9, 2012
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Yost Ice Arena)
Score: #3 Michigan 7, Windsor 3
Next U-M Event: Thursday, Oct. 11 -- vs. Rochester Institute of Technology (Yost Ice Arena), 7:35 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Thanks to a five-goal scoring spree in the second period and a trio of power-play scores, the University of Michigan ice hockey team (No. 3 USA Today/No. 3 USCHO) defeated the University of Windsor Lancers, 7-3, in exhibition play on Tuesday night (Oct. 9) at Yost Ice Arena. Luke Moffatt (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) posted two goals, including the game-winner, as well as an assist, and Derek DeBlois (Narragansett, R.I.) chipped in with two goals. Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.) tallied three assists in his Michigan debut.
After Windsor scored the only goal of the first, the Wolverines rolled over the Lancers, 5-0, in the middle frame and staved off a two-goal comeback attempt in the third stanza, answering a pair Windsor markers with two of their own.
The lone score in the first period was put up during a Lancer power play when Brett Oliphant intercepted a missed pass behind U-M defenders and tipped the puck into the goal. Michigan had two power-play opportunities in the period but failed to capitalize on either of them.
The second stanza was marked by four Michigan power plays and five unanswered Wolverine goals, including back-to-back man-advantage tallies. Seven seconds into the period, Moffatt nabbed his first of the night off a redirect after a cross-crease pass from Phil Di Giuseppe (Maple, Ontario). Justin Selman (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) was up next with another redirect from fellow freshman Daniel Milne (Unionville, Ontario). Moffatt put his second of the night on the board during a power play after a blueline pass from Trouba. Di Guiseppe chipped in with another power-play goal at and Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor, Mich.) capped off the second-period scoring streak with a goal from behind the posts late in the stanza.
DeBlois tallied two insurance goals for the Wolverines in the third period, including a rebound goal. The Lancers chipped in two goals, but the attempt was not enough to overcome the deficit.
Three goalies stood in the crease for Michigan. Freshman goaltender Jared Rutledge (Chicago, Ill.) stopped eight of nine shots, junior Adam Janecyk (Ada, Mich.) stopped 12 of 14 attempts and freshman Steve Racine (Williamsville, N.Y.) stopped seven of seven in the victory. Windsor's Parker Van Buskirk staved off 36 of 43.
The Wolverines return to game action this Thursday (Oct. 11) when they open up regular-season play against Rochester Institute of Technology at Yost Ice Arena. The game is slated to start at 7:35 p.m. [ Tickets ]
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