Maybe Denver (16-4-5, 6-3-4) got caught looking ahead to a pair of upcoming games against Minnesota Duluth and North Dakota. Or, maybe it was just the Redhawks night early. Friday evening the Miami Redhawks took a 2-0 lead in the first period at Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio. But the Pioneers rallied for three consecutive goals and held on for a 3-2 win.
Denver trailed 2-0 in the first period but Kohen Olischefski reeled off power-play goals in the first and second periods to draw the score even, 2-2.
Going into the final period, DU’s Griffin Mendel trickled a sloppy goal past Miami goalkeeper Ryan Larkin with 6:15 remaining in the final period to take a 3-2 lead. The Redhawks pulled their goalie in the final minutes but DU’s defense held on for the win.
DU now has a 10-game unbeaten streak. Magnus Chrona with the win for the Pioneers.
The teams face off again Saturday night at 5:05 MT. A more complete series recap will be posted Sunday morning.