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PREVIEW: St. Lawrence at Michigan/RIT


When: 7:35 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Yost Ice Arena, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Blue Cross Arena, Rochester
Radio: WFLK-FM 95.3 (SLU); Michigan; WITR-FM 89.7 (RIT)
TV: Time Warner Cable-Channel 7 (in north country) will broadcast the RIT game.
SAINTS (0-2-0): St. Lawrence dropped its first two games of the season, 4-2 and 5-1, to Ferris State last weekend. Jordan Dewey, Chris Martin and Kyle Flanagan all scored for the Saints. They last played Michigan in a two-game series in 2008. Michigan won 4-3 and 5-3. SLU beat RIT, 3-1, in 2009.
WOLVERINES (3-0-0): Michigan has only lost to St. Lawrence twice in 15 all-time meetings. The last time the Wolverines lost to SLU was in 1959. They are on the longest home winning streak in school history, now at 16 games. This season, 20 of the 21 players to see the ice have recorded at least one point. Their offense is ranked sixth in the country. GAME NOTES (PDF)
TIGERS (0-0-1): RIT started its season with a scoreless conference tie to Niagara last weekend. Last year, the Tigers finished 19-11-8 overall and 15-5-7 in Atlantic Hockey and lost in the conference tournament championship to Air Force. Ben Lynch is the top returning scorer. He had 30 points as a freshman.
St. Lawrence: 1.50 GPG, 4.50 GAA, 10.0 PP pct., 66.7 PK pct., 195. PIM/G
Michigan: 4.67, 0.67, 28.6, 91.7, 5.3
RIT (2010): 3.37, 2.61, 18.9, 83.6, 19.2
St. Lawrence: Kyle Flanagan (1 goal-2 assists-3 points), Greg Carey (0-3-3), Jordan Dewey (1-0-1).
Michigan: AJ Treais (2-2-4), Lindsay Sparks (2-2-4), Phil Di Giuseppe (2-1-3).
RIT (2010): Ben Lynch (7-23-30), Cameron Burt (6-22-28), Adam Hartley (11-14-25).
Luke Moffatt (Michigan): On a team filled with 10 NHL draft picks, Moffatt held his own as a freshmen with five goals and eight assists. Unlike his fellow freshmen from last year, Moffatt did not jump to the pro ranks and returns better this season. He has three assists through the team's first three games and has yet to take a penalty. The 19-year-old was the 197th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL draft.
Cameron Burt (RIT): Burt is coming off a sluggish junior season in which he had six goals and 22 assists. But the senior passed 100 points for his career and now has 107 on 35 goals and 72 assists. While he didn't record a point in RIT's season-opener against Niagara, expect Burt to play a crucial role this season for the Tigers. Five of his six scores last year came in Atlantic Hockey play. He hails from Detroit.

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