Men’s hockey earns split on Michigan trip

Sarah Mitchell

For just the second time this season, Minnesota goaltender Pete Samargia cracked his team’s lineup.
After sophomore Adam Hauser gave up four goals Saturday, Samargia mopped up, allowing two goals in Minnesota’s (5-8-1, 3-4-1 WCHA) 6-2 loss at Michigan State.
Hauser stopped 36 of 37 shots to lead his team to a 6-1 win at Michigan on Friday, then was pulled from goal during the second game of the College Hockey Showcase.
The Gophers were lit up for five straight goals Saturday before scoring one of their own. Sophomore John Pohl found the back of the net first for Minnesota at 18:41 in the second.
In the third, the momentum shifted the Gophers’ way (albeit only a little). Minnesota outshot the Wolverines 14-3 and senior winger Nate Miller was credited with his second goal of the weekend, scoring early in the final period.
In the opener at Michigan, Minnesota attacked first en route to a 6-1 win. The Gophers tallied three goals in the game’s opening eight minutes. Senior winger Nate Miller, junior center Erik Westrum and Stuart Senden each put one past Wolverines goaltender Kevin O’Malley.
Hauser’s bid for his second shutout of the season fell short at 18:05 of the final period. Hauser stopped 36 of 37 shots against the Wolverines.
Notes
ù Gophers coach Don Lucia suspended freshman Shawn Roed from games and practices last Wednesday. Having missed classes and fallen behind in schoolwork, the winger is not allowed to rejoin the team until he shows improvement in the classroom.
Roed leaves a huge void for Minnesota. A part of the Gophers’ first line — Miller and Pohl complete the trio — Roed is fourth on the Gophers’ scoring board with nine points. Roed has three goals and six assists.

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