Wolverines obliterate Cardinals in back-to-back games

Photo//Alex Brisbey/UM-Dearborn Athletics. Sophomore Silas Johnson recorded two goals in the Wolverines’ two wins.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s hockey team took on Concordia University on Friday and Saturday. Going into the game, the Wolverines had a 1-0-1 record, while Concordia had a 1-4-0 record. 

UM-Dearborn beat Concordia on Friday by a score of 11-0. Senior goaltender Thomas Proudlock only had to face 13 shots, as his defense did a great job of preventing scoring chances. Concordia goalie Trevor Waechter made 21 saves. 

All eleven goals scored in the game by Michigan were even-strength. Sophomores Joseph Crump, Dakota Potter and senior Nic LaBurn each scored a pair of goals. 

Freshmen Adam Groat, Jared Lee and sophomores Mathieu LaForest, Silas Johnson and senior Justin Dunn scored a goal. Freshman Brandon Carr-Ansah and junior Michael Hodgson each collected three assists in the game. 

Following the 11-0 loss on Friday, Concordia hoped to bounce back the following day; however, the Wolverines continued their domination. UM-Dearborn went on another offensive bombardment on Saturday, defeating Concordia by a score of 10-0. Proudlock faced and saved 24 shots on goal, while Concordia goalie Matthew Monendo faced 48 shots and made 38 saves. Michigan’s offensive onslaught was led by LaForest and sophomore Sterling Cooper, who each had a pair of goals. Both of LaForest’s goals were power play goals, while both of Cooper’s goals were even-strength. Junior Billy Brock also had an excellent game, collecting five assists. 

Dunn and Lee each scored a shorthanded goal. LaBurn also had a power play goal. Junior Dawson Richard, Potter, and Johnson recorded the other three goals for the Wolverines. 

UM-Dearborn’s next game will be on Friday against Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Indiana Tech has a 4-1-0 record coming off a three game winning streak, including an overtime win against Aquinas College. The Wolverines hope to continue the offensive power they displayed against Concordia into their next game.