Tyler McMahon netted a hat trick to lead West Michigan over Wooster, 6-1.
McMahon notched his first tally 9:39 into the first period. He then added goals at 19:55 into the first and at 11:38 into the second.
West Michigan pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 42 penalty minutes.
West Michigan stifled Wooster\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. West Michigan forced Wooster goalie Joe Morgan to work between the pipes, taking 38 shots. West Michigan\’s goal total was higher than its season average. West Michigan averages 3.7 goals per game.
West Michigan additionally got points from Corey Siwula, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for West Michigan included Curtis Carlson and Devin Farkas, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Justin Bloomfield, who had two, Dakota Ulmer, who had three, and Brett Siewertsen, Mitch Kalleward, Chase Whallon, and Ryan Price, who contributed one each.
Wooster\’s offense operated below its season average. Wooster averages 3.2 goals per game. Wooster\’s penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Wooster finished with 42 penalty minutes.
West Michigan\’s Samuel Woznicki stopped 23 shots out of the 24 that he faced. West Michigan registered three goals on seven power play opportunities. Morgan recorded 32 saves for Wooster. Wooster registered zero goals on seven power play opportunities.