MSU goalie Dominic Vicari wins both games in Dayton
The Michigan State Spartans scored all of their goals in a span of 6:36 in the second period and received 25 saves from junior goalie Dominic Vicari to blank North Dakota, 3-0, at the Lefty McFadden Invitational last night in Dayton, Ohio.
Sophomore forward Chris Mueller opening the scoring at the 2:25 mark of the middle period, senior forward David Booth notched a shorthanded marker at 6:59 and Mueller added a power-play marker exactly two minutes later.
It was the first two-goal game of Mueller's career and the output matched the goal total from his rookie season. Vicari registered his 13th career shutout to move into sole possession of second place of that category in the Spartans record book.
Saturday night, the Spartans beat Wayne State, 5-1, with five unanswered goals after WSU's Jason Baclig scored nine seconds into the game. Justin Abdelkader, Jim McKenzie, Bryan Lerg, Colton Fretter and captain Drew Miller scored for MSU and Vicari made just 15 saves for the win. Matt Kelly stopped 29 shots for the Warriors, who were shutout, 4-0, against Miami on Sunday. Lerg also added a pair of assists for Michigan State.
The next test for the 2-0-0 Spartans is an exhibition game on Friday against the University of Western Ontario.