By Tom Balog / LSSU Beat Writer
The Lake Superior State Lakers dropped an emotional 2-0 decision to the #1 Miami RedHawks in Oxford on Friday night.
Prior to the contest news broke that Brendan Burke, a RedHawks student assistant and the son of Toronto Maple Leafs and U.S.A. men’s Olympic team General Manager Brian Burke, died Friday as a result of multiple injuries suffered in a car accident in Indiana.
Burke, 21, and a passenger, 18-year-old Michigan State volleyball player Mark Reedy of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died at the scene of the accident on U.S. 35 north of Economy, Ind., according to the Paladium-Item.
The RedHawks declined media requests following the game.
Miami extended its CCHA unbeaten streak to 19 games courtesy of goals by Carter Camper and an empty netter by Andy Miele.
Brian Mahoney-Wilson stopped 30 shots for LSSU.
On the other end, Miami's Cody Reichard turned away 27 shots for the RedHawks.
Despite outshooting the Redhawks 42-32 on Saturday, the Lakers were hammered 10-4 in their worst loss of the season.
Andy Miele led Miami with 2 goals and 2 assists.
Trent Vogelhuber, Will Weber, Carter Camper, Devin Mantha, Joe Hartman, Vincent LoVerde, Tommy Wingels, and Alden Hirschfeld also scored as the RedHawks won for the fifth game in a row.
Domenic Monardo (pictured) scored a pair of goals for LSSU and Nick McParland and Chad Nehring each contributed single tallies.
The Lakers used a revolving door in net in the blowout.
Senior goaltender Mitch Edmondson totaled 12 saves for the night. Junior goaltender Brian Mahoney-Wilson recorded three saves, while senior goaltender Pat Inglis made seven and picked up the loss.
Connor Knapp turned aside 38 shots for Miami.
After going 8-1-1 in their previous 10 games, the Lakers have now gone winless in their last four games to fall into an eighth place tie with Notre Dame in the CCHA with just six games left in the regular season.
LSSU (14-11-5, 9-10-3-2 CCHA) will host third-place Ferris State in a pair of games back in the Sault next Friday and Saturday night.
Photo courtesy of LSSU Athletics.