Compiled by MiCHO Staff
Freshman Eric Miller sent his team and the fans that traveled from Adrian College very happy on Sunday afternoon as his overtime goal at 2:29 gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 win over Finlandia for the MCHA championship.
Miller received a beautiful pass from captain Adam Krug just outside the faceoff circle and put the wrist shot over the right shoulder of Donovan. Eric Bailen also was credited for an assist on the game-winner.
Both goaltenders were stellar inside the Kern Center on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering as Brad Fogal made 18 saves and earned the win between the pipes.
Ryan Donovan earned the tournament MVP trophy making 38 saves for the Lions and keeping them in the contest from the opening faceoff.
Adrian outshot Finlandia, 39-18. Miller’s 40th goal of the season gave Adrian a 26-3-0 overall record in their inaugural season.
The Bulldogs had advanced to the finals with a 5-3 win over MSOE on Saturday. FU beat Marian, 4-2, Saturday to face Adrian.
Finlandia finishes the season 18-9-2.
Adrian may receive a bid to the national Division III tournament. Stay tuned to Michigan College Hockey for further details.
Photo courtesy Adrian College athletics