Miami goalie Ryan McKay makes a big pad save on a redirected shot (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Curtis McKenzie crashes the net but is unable to put the loose puck past Michigan State goalie Jake Hildebrand (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Alex Wideman looks for someone to pass to in the offensive zone (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Michigan State goalie Jake Hildebrand holds his ground with Miami's Riley Barber (11) on the doorstep (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Riley Barber controls the puck at the side of net as Michigan State goalie Jake Hildebrand hugs the post (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Curtis McKenzie hits Michigan State's Ryan Keller along the boards (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Sean Kuraly (9) and Curtis McKenzie (16) try to corral a loose puck in front of the Michigan State crease (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Garrett Kennedy stands in a shooting lane, preparing to block a shot (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Riley Barber and Michigan State's Tanner Sorenson skate toward the boards to battle for a loose puck (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Curtis McKenzie crashes the net with the puck under Michigan State goalie Jake Hildebrand (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Curtis McKenzie tries to knock home a loose puck as Michigan State goalie Jake Hildebrand tries to cover it (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com)...
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...and McKenzie continues his quest to score a goal as he comes over the top of Hildebrand (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com)...
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...and McKenzie comes down on top of Hildebrand as the puck rolls away (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Riley Barber controls the puck as he tries to fend off Michigan State's Jake Chelios (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Cody Murphy prepares to whip a wrist shot that would find the net for the RedHawks' third goal on Saturday (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Kevin Morris controls the puck in the offensive zone along the boards (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Jimmy Mullin tries to poke the puck past Michigan State goalie Jake Hildebrand (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Joe Hartman (26) hugs Austin Czarnik (back) and Riley Barber (11) after Czarnik's goal on Saturday (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Alex Gacek carries the puck across the blue line (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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The team huddles after a timeout is called late in Saturday's game (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami goalie Ryan McKay denies this shorthanded breakaway early on Sunday (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami goalie Ryan McKay watches the puck and Kevin Morris (22) and Steven Spinell (44) defend the slot (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Joe Hartman (26) ties up Michigan State's Chris Forfar (8) as the puck is sent to the boards (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Curtis McKenzie is at the top of the crease as Michigan State goalie Will Yanakeff holds his paddle on the ice (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Matthew Caito (8) and Alex Wideman (10) both pursue Michigan State's Greg Wolfe as he controls the puck in the offensive zone (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Michigan State goalie Will Yanakeff takes a puck off the chest with Miami's Jimmy Mullin on the doorstep (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Sean Kuraly's initial shot is saved by goalie Will Yanakeff but Kuraly would score on the rebound (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Steven Spinell (44) hugs Austin Czarnik (7) after Miami won its series-clinching game on Sunday (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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The team celebrates after punching its ticket to the CCHA semifinals (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Miami's Curtis McKenzie (16) hugs goalie Ryan McKay after Sunday's win (Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com).
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Images from the games played at Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio, on March 15-17, 2013. All photos by Cathy Lachmann/WCPO.com.

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