Western Herald – Michigan Sweeps WMU hockey, tournament hopes in jeopardy
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Michigan Sweeps WMU hockey, tournament hopes in jeopardy

Kenny Wenzel
Sports Reporter

The No. 3 seed Western Michigan Broncos hockey team lost on Saturday to the No. 7 University of Michigan, 5-1,  ending their hopes of becoming the final CCHA champion.

Michigan defenders were unrelenting in their quest to prevent Western Michigan University players from getting shots off on goaltender Steve Racine. WMU forward Will Kessel didn’t record any points and finished -1 during WMU’s 5-1 loss to Michigan on Saturday night/Rob Wetterholt Jr. Western Herald.

The Wolverines used a four-goal second period to completely dominate the Broncos and earn their second consecutive sweep in the CCHA tournament.

Michigan started the scoring 68 seconds into the game as Kevin Lynch added his tenth goal of the season.  WMU defenseman Garrett Haar answered back at 16:36 for his fourth of the season.

Andrew Sinelli, Alex Guptill, and Derek DuBlois each scored for Michigan in the second period.  Guptill added two goals in the period, one on the power play and another with only 18 seconds remaining.

Neither team scored in the third period.

The Wolverines outshot WMU for the second consecutive night, 29-23.

The Broncos now wait to see if they played themselves out of the NCAA tournament, or if they can still manage an ‘at-large’ bid.

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