Jason Baclig (left) had two goals and an assist to lead Wayne State past the University of Guelph (Ontario), 6-1, Thursday night at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum in an exhibition game.
Steve Kovalchik, Jon Grabarek and Adam Krug all tallied power-play markers for the Warriors. Mike Forgie added a short-handed goal as well. Baclig's second goal was also with the man-advantage as WSU went 4-for-10 on the power play and registered 24 power-play shots on the night.
The Gryphons lone tally was scored by Jeff Cook and came just 22 seconds after Baclig's final goal.
Will Hooper started between the pipes for WSU and stopped all eight shots he faced in 29:52. Matt Kelly turned aside four of the five shots he saw he the final 30:08.
Guelph goalies Lance Scott and Andrew Arklie each made 17 saves.
The Warriors' next action will be an exhibition game next Wednesday versus Oakland University's club team. Face-off at the Coliseum is slated for 7:05 p.m.
Wayne State forward Stavros Paskaris left the game midway through the first period holding his left shoulder after a hit along the boards. He later emerged from the WSU locker room out of his gear and with his arm in a sling.
"I just went to brace myself for a hit and I don't know what happened," said Paskaris, the CHA rookie of the year last season. "Hopefully it's nothing major."