By Matt Mackinder / Michigan State Beat Writer
The top-ranked Miami RedHawks completed a two-game sweep of No. 3 Michigan State on Friday, posting a 3-1 victory over the Spartans in East Lansing . It was the first sweep by a CCHA opponent at Munn Ice Arena since November of 2005 and dropped the Spartans to 8-3-0 overall and 4-2-0 in the CCHA.
Matt Schepke scored MSU’s lone goal and Jeff Lerg made 30 saves in net.
Spartans head coach Rick Comley wasn’t downtrodden after the game when asked about the team’s morale.
“They are okay; it's November,” said Comley. “That's the one thing about hockey. You play a lot of games and how you do down the stretch is much more important than how you do now. But that's not to discredit Miami. I thought Miami was as good a team as we've seen in a long time.”
Michigan State wraps up a six-game homestand this weekend when it hosts the College Hockey Showcase. The Spartans entertain Minnesota on Friday and Wisconsin on Saturday. Both games begin at 7:05 p.m.