No. 10 Nebraska-Omaha Upsets No. 4 Michigan, 4-2
Oct. 22, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The UNO hockey team ran its record to 5-0-0 with a 4-2 win over the third-ranked Michigan Wolverines on Friday night at Yost Ice Arena. It's the best start in school history and was just the second win for the Mavericks in Ann Arbor and their first there in the last 10 games.
The loss was the first for Michigan which is now 2-1-2 on the year. The two teams will play the second game of the non-conference series on Saturday night at 6:35 p.m. CT.
The game turned in the second period as the Mavericks stunned their hosts with three goals. Already leading 1-0, Terry Broadhurst took a long pass from Andrej Sustr, slipped behind the defense and tucked in the rebound of his own shot at 3:40.
Brock Montpetit made it 3-0 on a power play. He faked out goalie Shawn Hunwick and slipped home his first collegiate goal off assists from Rich Purslow and Joey Martin.
The final blow of the period came at 15:22 when Martin fired a shot on goal that ricocheted to a wide-open Matt White who knocked home his fifth goal of the year, tying him for the team lead.
The Wolverines tried to mount a comeback in the third period on late goals by Kevin Lynch and David Wohlberg, but they could get no closer in spite of several late power plays.
Michigan, which began the night with the top-ranked power in the country, went without a goal in five man advantages.
UNO got a break on its first goal of the game at 16:13 of the first period. Ryan Walters dumped the puck from behind the Michigan net to the slot where it was tipped by forward Ben Winnett. It popped over the head of goalie Shawn Hunwick and landed in the net for Walters' first collegiate goal.
John Faulkner made 34 sa ves to improve his record to 5-0-0 on the year.
The Mavericks have now won three straight against the Wolverines for the first time ever after sweeping a two-game series at home last season. Their only prior win at Yost was a 3-1 win in the CCHA playoffs on March 13, 2004.
The two teams will square off again on Saturday night at 7:35 p.m.