Spartans Force A Game Three

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Written by Matt Moss

The Michigan State hockey team beat Alaska Fairbanks in game two of a best of three CCHA quarterfinal series, 6-1 Saturday night to force a game three Sunday night at Munn Ice Arena.

For the Spartans, junior forward/captain Drew Miller was the most important player as he finished the night with a goal and three assists. In the first period only one goal was scored, MSU sophomore forward Jim McKenzie put the Spartans up 1-0 at 10:09 of the first period, it was a power play goal for
MSU. The second period was all Michigan State as they scored four goals with eleven shots on goal, even though UAF had more shots on MSU freshman goalie Jeff Lerg, with fifteen. Sophomore forward Chris Mueller, junior forward Drew Miller, freshman forward Tim Crowder and sophomore forward Bryan Lerg scored for the Spartans during the second. The Spartans were cruising during the third period as they scored their final goal with 57 second into the third period, by junior forward Chris Lawrence. While the Spartans were shorthanded by two players, UAF scored a power play goal by freshman forward Kyle Jones at 7:05 of the third period. The game finished with a final score of 6-1 forcing game three tonight at Munn Ice Arena at 7:05.