From Central Michigan Life
By Megan Youngblood
Patience was the name of the game for Central Michigan Division III club hockey team’s 5-1 win against Michigan State on Saturday.
“That was a big weekend” said head coach Tyler Cataline. “Walking away with two wins give big momentum going further.”
The Chippewas are now 8-1 on the season. The Spartans fall to 5-10.
Despite a strong penalty kill and multiple scoring chances, MSU would break through first with a breakaway goal from Andre Dziurynscki to put the Chippewas behind entering the first period. CMU would ultimately break through in the second.
Senior forward Justin McComas scored near the midway point of the second to tie the game 1-1. Moments later, freshman forward Isaac Gibbs buried the biscuit in the back of the net for a 2-1 CMU lead. It was all about patience when senior forward Jacob St. Andre waited for an opening and buried a goal from the side post, sneaking it passed the MSU goaltender to give the Chippewas a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Sophomore forward Andrew Porzondek added onto the scoring with a goal from the left corner that snuck its way passed the shoulder of MSU’s goaltender. With traffic in front of the net, (forward) Gibbs squeezed in his second goal of the game a few moments later.
“It’s really great to see young guys stepping up like that,” said senior forward Keelan Baker about freshman Isaac Gibbs and his performance on the night.
Isaac Gibbs nets two goals.
Jacob St. Andre, Justin McComas, and Andrew Porzondek earn a goal and assist each.
The Chippewas have two weeks off before they head to Adrian on December 9th at 7 p.m. and then host the bulldogs on December 11th at 4 p.m.
(Originally published at https://www.cm-life.com/article/2021/11/cmu-hockey-mens-d3)