By John Lachmann
WHO: No. 13 Miami RedHawks (9-7-2) at Western Michigan Broncos (9-8-3).
WHERE: Lawson Arena, Kalamazoo, Mich.
WHEN: Both nights—7:05 p.m.
TV: Saturday—FSN Detroit, tape delay, 10 p.m.
MIAMI RADIO: Friday—WKBV-AM (1490), Richmond, Ind. Saturday—WMOH-AM (1450), Hamilton, Ohio.
WMU RADIO: Saturday—WKZO-FM (96.5).
NOTES: These teams enter the second halves of their season in a three-way tie for last place in the NCHC with nine points (Minnesota-Duluth is also 3-5 in the conference).
The Broncos have scored just 50 goals this season, an average of 2.50 per game.
Like Miami, WMU has two scorers dominating its points race – senior forward Shane Berschbach and junior forward Justin Kovacs.
Berschbach has eight goals and a team-high 15 assists for a Broncos-best 23 points. Kovacs leads the team in goals with nine, and has 11 helpers for 20 points.
No one else on the team has more than 13 points.
Junior Frank Slubowski has played about two-third of WMU’s minutes in net, posting a 5-6-3 record with a 2.53 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913.
But sophomore Lukas Hafner is 4-2-0 with a 1.26 GAA and .947 save percentage, and he has played four straight games for the Broncos, so the RedHawks should face him for at least the Friday game.
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