WHO: Lake Superior State Lakers (7-9) at No. 3 Miami RedHawks (9-2-3).
WHERE: Cady Arena, Oxford, Ohio.
WHEN: 7:35 p.m. on Friday, 7:05 on Saturday.
TV: Time Warner Cable Sportschannel (not available on either satellite provider).
MIAMI RADIO: WKBV-AM (1490) Richmond, Ind., both nights.
NOTES: The Lakers enter this series having lost five of their last seven, including a Nov. 16 home loss vs. Alabama-Huntsville.
Lake Superior State did earn a home split vs. Ohio State but were swept by Notre Dame last weekend in South Bend.
The Lakers have scored just 37 goals in 16 games, an average of 2.31 per game. Only senior forward Domenic Monardo is averaging three-quarters of a point per game with five goals and seven assists.
Fellow senior Nick McParland is second on the team in points with four goals and seven assists, and sophomore Chris Ciotti had netted six goals and dished for three helpers.
Junior Kellan Lain and sophomore Stephen Perfetto have three goals and three assists each, and junior Dan Radke, sophomore Buddy Robinson and senior Ben Power all have five points on three markers and a pair of helpers.
Junior Zach Sternberg and freshman Eric Drapluk have been the Lakers’ top two offensive contributors from the blue line. Sternberg has a pair of goals and seven assists, and Drapluk has one marker and five helpers.
Sophomore defenseman Kevin Czuczman has notched two goals and three assists, and junior Andrew Perrault and freshman Zach Loesch had posted four helpers each.
In net, junior Kevin Murdock has posted a .931 save percentage and a 2.23 goals-against average in 11 games. He will likely be in net for both games unless he struggles on Friday.
As for Miami’s goaltending situation, coach Enrico Blasi is one of the most unpredictable in college hockey, but freshman Ryan McKay is the likely bet to start in net on Friday.
He was the Friday starter before his injury, and he has excelled every time he has gone between the pipes for the RedHawks.