From Lawrence Tech Athletics
By Patrick Stewart
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.— Sophomore Brett Tome recorded his second shutout this season with a 30-save performance, and sophomore Drake Barnish scored a pair of goals, to power Lawrence Tech to a convincing 6-0 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference men’s hockey victory over 15-ranked Michigan-Dearborn at Farmington Hills Ice Arena on Saturday night.
The Blue Devils have won four consecutive games to improve to 8-6 overall and 8-4 in the WHAC, while the Wolverines suffer back-to-back losses for the first time in 2023-24, falling to 13-2 on the season and 10-2 in the conference.
Lawrence Tech Highlights
Graduate student Thimo Ey led the team with three points on a goal and two assists.
Sophomore Joey Mattevi posted two points on a goal and an assist.
Tome improves to 8-5 this season.
Graduate student Brenden Preiss and freshman Charlie Ward also potted goals.
Goalie Drew Adams made 18 saves in his first loss of the season.
How it Happened
Lawrence Tech capitalized on Wolverine miscues for the first two goals. Ey jumped on a turnover just outside his offensive blueline and skated in alone on Adams midway through the first period. Then 61 seconds later, Barnish was positioned near the right post after UMD failed to clear the puck and he made it 2-0 with the insurance goal.
The Blue Devils added a goal in the second period and tacked on three more in the third.
Beyond the Boxscore
The Blue Devils won back-to-back games for the first time over the Wolverines, who lead the all-time series 17-4 since the 2018-19 campaign.
Michigan-Dearborn was the last unbeaten team in American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 this season before getting swept by LTU, 5-3 and 6-0.
Entering the weekend, the UMD offense was averaging 8.21 goals per game but scored just three goals against LTU.
Lawrence Tech is 2-2 versus the Top-25 in 2023-24, while UMD lost for the first time in eight road starts.
The Wolverines were shut out for the first time since the 2023 ACHA Tournament Second Round, and lost two games in a row for the first time since last season, Adrian (5-0) on Feb. 15 and Indiana Tech (4-0) on Feb. 11.
Next up, LTU will enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday before returning to WHAC action against Cleary on Friday (5 p.m.) and Saturday (5:30 p.m.), Dec. 1-2, at Farmington Hills and Howell 140 Ice Den, respectively.
(Originally published at https://ltuathletics.com/news/2023/11/18/mens-ice-hockey-unranked-achamd1-silences-no-15-michigan-dearborn-in-statement-win-6-0.aspx)