ATL 1.11 – 1.13
January 11, 2019
Robert Morris University @ Grand Valley State University 9:30pm
It was a tight game on Friday night when RMU traveled to GVSU for a late-night battle. The game started out strong when GVSU’s Carlson scored an unassisted powerplay goal just under 4 minutes into the game. The score would not remain that way for long, though as RMU’s Cardew buried one from teammate Urban just over 3 minutes later. The rest of the first period remained quite except for the RMU penalty at 16:30 for having too many. RMU fought off the GVSU powerplay and ended the period strong.
Period 2 seemed to be all Grand Valley’s from the beginning when Keary scored another powerplay goal with help from Denton just over 30 seconds in. Besides the penalties that plagued both sides, there scoreboard remained the same until Lampar netted yet another powerplay goal with assists from Smith and Carlson at 14:51. The period would end with GVSU leading 3-1.
The 3rd period was a bit of a slowdown for the home team. RMU managed to score a goal about half way through the period to put GVSU back on their toes. The goal was scored by Donchez with an assist from Anderson. Although RMU fought back until the final buzzer, GVSU was able to hold on to their lead of 3-2. The final shots were: RMU 22, GVSU 18.
January 12, 2019
Robert Morris University @ Grand Valley State University 4:30pm
The back and forth game between these two opponents just the day before would prove not to rollover to the Saturday competition when GVSU walked away with a commanding win of 7-1. The final score however did not reflect the first period at least. Only 9 second into the game, RMU’s Donchez slipped one past the goaltender with an assist from Anderson. This would prove to be the first and last goal RMU would score tonight. It took less than 5 minutes more for GVSU to strike back when Carlson scored with a helper from Stapleton. 3 minutes after, Cirino added to the GVSU lead with assists from Carlson and Keary to end the first period with a 3-1 lead.
The 2nd period is when the game started to open for the home team. 13 seconds in, GVSU’s Lampar scored with help from Smith. 2 More goals came in the second period from Smith and Stapleton with assists from Carlson on the first, and Carlson and Tasker on the second. The second period would end in a 5-1 lead for Grand Valley.
In the final period, Grand Valley continued to add to the ever-rising score. Goals from Peterson and Carlson (Lampar, Smith) added to the total. The final scored ended at GVSU 7, RMU 1. The shot count however would paint a very different story. GVSU threw 26 shots at RMU’s Yomantas and Scislowicz, but RMU also had a high SOG stat with 24 shots on GVSU goalies Allen and Lang who both played outstanding and kept the puck out of the net for the most part.
University of Michigan @ Davenport University 3:30pm
UofM faced off against DU at their own Patterson Ice Center on Saturday afternoon. The game started out as a strong battle between the two teams until the first goal was scored by UofM’s Hewitt with a helper from teammate Mccann. Only a few minutes later, DU’s Forrest would tie up the score at 1s with an assist from Mulligan. The first period would end with a tied score at 1.
The 2nd period was another tough battle with both teams fending each other off until the very last second (literally 19:59) UofM’s Lundberg scored a powerplay goal with an assist from Shorkey. The period ended with UofM leading at 2-1.
In the 3rd period, UofM solidified their win with another goal from Harrington with helpers from Hewitt and McManaman about 8 minutes in. The 3-1 score would remain true for to the end of the game allowing UofM to arrive back in Ann Arbor with a win. Shots on goal were high in the game, UofM had 33 while Davenport University had slightly more at 36.
January 13, 2019
Davenport University @ University of Michigan 7:30pm
University of Michigan welcomed Davenport University into their home rink on Sunday as the roles were reversed just the day before. The whole game was a back on forth battle, however UofM were the only team who managed to get up on the scoreboard.
The first period was all back and forth with nothing to show for it for either team. Once the 2nd period rolled around, UofM was able to strike for the first time this game with an unassisted goal from Lundberg just a couple minutes in. Again, the rest of the period was a battle with nothing more than a 1 goal lead for UofM to show for it.
The 3rd period is when the scoring started to open for the home team. Mccann scored a goal with help from Kerr 4 minutes into the period to make the score 2-0. The next two goals came a little later in the period and were netted by Hewitt and Baird (Lundberg). These goals would finalize the score at 4-0 in favor of the University of Michigan.
Although the scored was slightly lob-sided, the shots-on-goal count was surprisingly similar for both teams. UofM had 29 shots on goal white Davenport University threw 30 shots at goaltender Hamill with no luck. Congrats are in order to Hamill for the shutout and a game well played.