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Streaks and ends of streaks of note:

  • Western Michigan carries a 13-game (8-0-5) unbeaten streak, the best in the nation, four shy of the school record of 17, set in 1973-74.
  • Bronco senior goaltender Jerry Kuhn (8-1-5, 1.94 GAA, .921 SV%) has been the goalie of record during that streak. Kuhn’s win percentage (.750) eclipses his success of his previous three seasons (.264 average).
  • Northern Michigan now carries a four-game losing streak, longest currently in the CCHA. In the past two seasons, NMU was a combined 29-10-6 in the second half, but the Wildcats are 2-7-1 this year since the midseason break.
  • Michigan now carries a three-game losing streak, their longest since three games in Feb. 2010.
  • Lake Superior State’s two wins over Northern Michigan last week was the first league road sweep for the Lakers since Dec. 2009.
  • Alaska’s two losses at home to Ferris State this past weekend mark the first time since the Nanooks have been swept in Fairbanks in three seasons under head coach Dallas Ferguson.
  • Michigan’s 4-2 loss to Miami Friday (Feb. 4) was the first of the season for the Wolverines when they registered the first goal of a game (13-1-3) and when they were leading after two periods (15-1-3).
  • Miami’s Andy Miele is not just point streaking; he’s uber-point streaking. With a goal and four assists against Michigan last weekend, Miele registered his fourth consecutive five-point weekend.
  • Ferris State’s Scott Wietecha scored his first goal since Jan. 9, 2010 (32 games) with a marker in FSU’s 3-2 win Sunday. Wietecha’s last goal was his only goal of the 2009-10 season.

Firsts

  • Nanook senior Dustin Sather scored his first of the season Sunday in a 3-2 loss against FSU. It was his 11th game of the season.
  • Falcon freshman Ryan Viselli scored his first collegiate goal Friday in BGSU’s 1-1 tie against WMU. It was his 22nd game of the season.
  • Bronco senior goaltender Jerry Kuhn had his first assist of the season (and second career point) in Saturday’s 3-1 win.

Quotables

  • “We’re not the most gifted scoring team as is.” OSU head coach Mark Osiecki, after losing 2-0 to MSU Friday night.
  • “With this young team, two months ago that was a game we would have probably lose by five or six the way it went. There is learning and growing, and they certainly haven’t peaked yet.” MSU head coach Rick Comley, after losing 4-2 to OSU Saturday night.
  • “It was obviously a big day for everyone, and there is no better way to honor Brendan than to sweep Michigan.” Miami junior goaltender Cody Reichard to the Hamilton Journal, after shutting out the Wolverines, 3-0, on the one-year anniversary of the death of Miami team manager, Brendan Burke.