No. 5 Miami hosts WMU in playoffs

Photo by Lauren Olson, Photography Editor By Grace Remington, Staff Writer In a rivalry that dates back to the days of the CCHA, No. 5 Miami University hockey hosts a best-of-three series with Western Michigan University in the quarterfinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs this weekend. Miami plays as the No. 2 seed in the conference, while WMU plays as No. 7. Head coach Enrico Blasi views playoff hockey as a fresh start for every team in the league, despite their regular season finishes. “It’s a new season,” Blasi said. “Everybody starts with a clean slate. We’re...

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Czarnik hat trick powers MU on senior night

Photo by Lauren Olson, Photography Editor By Grace Remington, For The Miami Student Austin Czarnik’s senior night was one to remember as he completed his first career hat trick to lead No. 5 Miami University hockey to a 6-3 win against No. 1 University of North Dakota Saturday night. The center’s three goals on the night are more than his previous total of two all season. “I’m grateful for it,” Czarnik said. “It’s been a long four years, a lot of ups and downs. To get that is just an honor. I’m so happy and I know all my...

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Chronically ill boy joins RedHawk ranks, becomes newest member of MU baseball team

Photo by Lauren Olson, Photography Editor By Grace Remington, Senior Staff Writer When a chronic illness prevented Tyler Holliday from playing baseball, the Miami University baseball team stepped up to help carry his dream. Tyler, a West Chester resident, became the team’s newest RedHawk after signing an official National Letter of Intent with the team Wednesday, his personal “Draft Day.” “This is really important for him,” Jeanette Holliday, Tyler’s mother, said. “It gives him a typical atmosphere to be included in. It keeps him from being on the outside looking in.” Tyler was 8 years old when his parents...

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Brotherhood unites fans, continues traditions

Photo contributed by Justin Roberts By Grace Remington, Senior Staff Writer A biting winter wind sweeps across the lawn in front of Goggin Ice Arena and tugs at the sides of tents set up by Miami University students. Anyone who chooses to stand outside for hours in a 12-degree wind chill must be crazy — crazy for hockey. Miami would be taking the ice in five hours, and these students were determined to stand guard by the home of their team. “My whole college experience outside of classes revolves around this,” senior Acacia Carman-Hauri said. For these aficionados, hockey...

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No. 1 UND, No. 5 MU battle for conference title

By Grace Remington, Senior Staff Writer Six points separate No. 5 Miami University from No. 1 University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Miami (20-11-1, 13-8-1-1 NCHC) ranks second in the conference at 41 points, while UND sits at first with 47. A sweep of North Dakota in this weekend’s season finale would give the RedHawks those six points, enough to secure them a share of the Penrose Cup and the top seed in the NCHC Tournament. North Dakota (24-6-3, 15-5-2-0 NCHC) needs just one point to claim the Penrose Cup outright. “It’s going to be...

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