Michigan Seniors and HP-18's (Juniors) both opened the CCM NIT with wins
The first game of the day saw the Michigan Seniors roll to a 9-1 win over Team Massachusetts. Seven different players scored for the senior team - Conner Graham and Hunter Baudino both had a pair of goals. Brad Baysore, Brendan West, Sam Brennan, David Breazeale, and Jordan Kovacs also had tallies. Dylan Montie had four assists. Head Coach Jeff Fleming said, "It was a great start on the weekend. I thought kids came out and did the things they needed to do. Overall I was pleased but tomorrow will be a big challenge against the Minnesota HP-18's"
See the box score HERE
The Junior squad played in the late game of the evening and beat the defending champion Wisconsin Seniors 5-1. Despite being outshot in the first period the Juniors lead 2-0, both by Daunte Fortner. Wisconsin opened the second period with a power play goal but that was as close as they would get. Michigan finished the game with unanswered goals from Mitch Morris, Gabe Potyk, and Brendan Tulpa. Daunte Fortner and Bryce Kallen both added a pair of assists each. Head Coach David Mitchell said "Very happy with the effort that our players gave. We spent the last two weeks prepping diligently, and I think that came across in our play."
See the box score here
The Michigan Juniors will play tomorrow at 4:30 PM CT against North Dakota
The Senior team play the Minnesota Juniors at 9:00 PM CT
Both games will be streamed via twitter @TeamMichHockey