By Bob Miller/Michigan Beat Writer
Luke Glendening's hat trick paced a Michigan offensive explosion Thursday night in the Wolverines' 10-3 shellacking of St. Lawrence at Yost Ice Arena.
Luke Moffatt, A.J. Treais, Greg Pateryn, Lee Moffie, Phil Di Giuseppe, Lindsay Sparks and David Wohlberg all scored single goals for Michigan in the rout.
Shawn Hunwick and Adam Janecyk split the goaltending chores for the Wolverines, making 29 saves on the 32 shots thrown their way in the offense-dominated game.
"No question they are getting some confidence and you are also realizing you can get goals by doing simple things like just going to the net,” said Michigan head coach Red Berenson. “A couple of those goals were not even shots on net, they were just loose pucks in the crease and so on. That just shows you when you get pucks to the net and you get second efforts going to the net.
“I thought Luke Glendening had a great game tonight and he is not a flashy player whether he scores goals or not. He is our best back-checker, our hardest fore-checker and most physical player and our hardest worker. When your captain is playing like that then your team cannot be far behind."
The Wolverine coach was displeased, however, with a string of Michigan penalties and loose play in the second period after his charges had established a solid lead.
"We were not happy,” Berenson said of the second period lapse. “I think the team understood, I understood, and we made it clear we were not happy with some of the penalities and some of the second-period hockey. We got stronger and better and more focused and played a good third period. Regardless of the score, we are not trying to embarrass the opponent, but we are trying to play good, solid hockey and not selfish hockey. We are trying to play team hockey and Michigan hockey."
Michigan gets a little breather after a busy opening to their schedule, preparing to trek northward to Marquette for a pair of games against Northern Michigan on October 21-22.