28 Zach LaValle
Miami picked up two NCHC points in a tie with No. 2 Minnesota Duluth.
The freshman goaltender made 44 saves to help Miami split with Western Michigan.
Miami scored five unanswered goals in the third period to top North Dakota 6-3.
Kiefer Sherwood and Carson Meyer combined for four points in a 6-3 win at Ohio State.
Miami and Providence meet for the sixth straight year when the season begins on Friday.
Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota - 3/3/17
Hockey vs. Denver - 2/17/17
Photos by Bridget Pollard and Angelo Gelfuso
Ice Hockey vs. St. Cloud State - 1/7/17
Miami vs. Colorado College - 12/9/16
Played in 34 games … placed on the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team … netted 11 points on two goals and nine assists … went +1 or better six times, with two games of a +2 rating … dished out an assist on opening night at Providence (10/7) … notched two helpers in a comeback win at Ohio State (12/31) … scored first goal of the season against Denver (2/17) … posted four points in his final five games, scoring Miami’s first NCHC Playoff goal at Minnesota Duluth (3/10).
2015-16 | Game-by-Game
Played in 31 games … posted nine points on three goals and six assists … netted first collegiate goal against Ohio State (10/17) … scored a goal and dished out two assists while going +3 in a 7-3 win at Omaha (1/23) … dished out an assist while going +1 in a 4-0 win over Colorado College (2/27) … netted a goal in the NCHC Playoffs at Minnesota Duluth (3/11) … went +1 or better five times.
All-state selection in football (quarterback) and hockey at Hill Murray School … set the school’s all-time record with 168 points (73g, 95a) in 99 games, including 108 in 49 games as a junior and senior … finished eighth in the NAHL with 61 points on 20 goals and 41 assists (sixth in the league) in 2014-15, guiding the Janesville Jets to a league-leading and record-setting 49-9-2 record … also lettered three times in baseball … honor roll student and National Honor Society member … acted in a spring theater production of Grease, winning a spotlight award for outstanding performance in a supporting role, during his senior year of high school.
Born Oct. 20, 1994 … son of Jess and Mike LaValle … intends to major in Business … enjoys golfing and beach volleyball.