Dec. 15, 2012
Michigan won in regulation for the first time since its 3-1 win over Bowling Green on Nov. 21. The Wolverines avenged last night's defeat to split the series with Western Michigan. U-M is now 6-9-2 on the season, with a 4-7-2-2 mark in conference play.
Freshman forward Boo Nieves tied his career high with two assists on the night, taking over the team lead with his ninth on the season. He has now posted at least one point in the last three games, tallying four points in that span (1g, 3a).
Sophomore defenseman Brennan Serville recorded his first career goal tonight, which held up as the game-winner.
Freshman Jacob Trouba, who paced the Wolverines with six shots, scored his fifth goal of the season, taking over the team lead for defensemen. Four of his five goals this season have come with a man-advantage.
Junior goalie Adam Janecyk made his first start of the season and second of his career. Janecyk stopped all 25 attempts while posting his first career shutout. Tonight also marked his first career win.
Freshman forward Andrew Copp posted his first career assist.
Michigan's power play finished the night 1-for-3. Trouba's third-period goal snapped a 0-for-33 power-play scor3less streak. The penalty kill was perfect on the night, stifling both man-advantage opportunities for Western Michigan.