Oct. 12, 2013
At 10,556 fans, tonight marked the largest crowd to see a Michigan ice hockey game since Dec. 30, 2012, when the Wolverines played Michigan State in the third-place game of the Great Lakes Invitational in front 14,719 fans.
RIT outshot Michigan, 46-27, for the contest. The 46 shots by RIT are the most that a Michigan team has allowed since Jan. 13, 2012, when the Wolverines were outshot, 46-33, in a 4-0 win at Ohio State.
Michigan finished the night 1-for-2 on the power play while killing off 6-of-8 penalties on the evening, with six of those opportunities coming in the second period alone.
The Wolverines had six different players with multiple points on the evening, including Phil Di Giuseppe (2g, a), Alex Guptill (2a), Kevin Clare (3a), Andrew Copp (g, a), Boo Nieves (g, a) and Zach Hyman (2a).
Senior defenseman Kevin Clare (3a) notched career highs in points and assists.
Junior forward Phil Di Giuseppe matched his career single-game high with three points.
Despite outscoring RIT, 4-0, in the first period, Michigan was outshot, 16-11, in the opening period of play. RIT held a 17-8 advantage in shots in the second period and a 13-8 margin in the third period.
Michigan goaltender Steve Racine made a career-high 42 saves in net, six more than his previous career high of 36 saves set on Dec. 1, 2012, at Ferris State.