Oct. 12, 2012
The Wolverines bounced back from last night's defeat and earned a 7-2 decision over the visiting RIT Tigers, improving their record to 1-1-0 on the young season.
Boo Nieves and Derek DeBlois paced Michigan with two assists apiece. The helpers marked the first points of Nieves' career, while DeBlois is now tied for the team lead with three points (1g, 2a) in two games.
Phil Di Giuseppe and A.J. Treais tied Nieves and DeBlois for the team lead in points, each recording a goal and an assist in the win. Treais is tied with DeBlois and Jacob Trouba for the team lead with three points (1g, 2a) through two games.
The Wolverines had seven different players score a goal tonight and have seen nine different players contribute to the 11-goal total this season.
Michigan's 11 goals this season mark the highest two-game offensive output to begin a season since the start of the 2006-07 campaign (15).
Travis Lynch netted a goal for the second straight game, which ties him with Trouba for the team lead in goals (2).
Andrew Sinelli appeared in his 11th career game as a Wolverine tonight, netting his first career goal.
Mac Bennett led the Wolverines with a plus-3 rating.
Lee Moffie's first-period goal marked the 20th of his Michigan career.
Lindsay Sparks scored his first goal of the season and now has points in each of Michigan's first two contests (1g, 1a).
Thirteen players have recorded at least one point through two games this season, with eight players posting at least two points.
The Wolverines were 1-for-6 on the power play and successfully killed all four RIT man-advantages. Michigan also scored its first shorthanded goal of the campaign.
With the win, the Wolverines avoided the program's first 0-2 start since the 1944-45 season.
Freshman goaltender Steve Racine made his Michigan debut, turning aside 21-of-23 shots for the win.