Samuel Woznicki made 29 saves to complete the shutout and led West Michigan to a 3-0 win against Southern Tier.
Southern Tier\’s power play was ineffective against West Michigan\’s penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
West Michigan was sparked by Devin Farkas, who tallied one goal. Farkas scored short handed 18:34 into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan. A cross checking call on Brendon Block put West Michigan on the penalty kill. Tyler McMahon picked up the assist.
West Michigan forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 13 minors and one major for 61 minutes in penalty time. West Michigan surpassed its season average of 26.0 penalty minutes per game. West Michigan excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. West Michigan\’s offense rang up 39 shots on Southern Tier\’s net.
Southern Tier was often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and one major for 63 minutes in penalty time. Southern Tier had been averaging 22.0 minutes in penalties per game. Southern Tier\’s offense operated below its season average. Southern Tier puts an average of 2.1 pucks into the net per game.