Goalie Credited With Score for UNO in Wild Game
CHN Staff Report
Nebraska-Omaha's Evan Weninger became the 10th goalie in NCAA Division I Men's hockey history to be credited with a goal, coming during Friday's 11-7 win over Miami at Baxter Arena.
It was the final goal of the game, and came with an empty net on the other end. After making a save, a Miami player sent a pass back but it caromed off the boards and all the way down the other end into the empty net.
The last time a goalie scored was in 2013, when both Michael Garteig of Quinnipiac and Mitch Gillam of Cornell did it. Gillam is one of three goaltenders in history to actually shoot the puck in himself.
Meanwhile, the 18 goals are the most combined in a game in NCHC history. And this game wasn't alone. There were 23 goals combined in two other league games Friday, making for a total of 41 goals in the three games, on a wild night in the NCHC.
Ten different players scored for the Mavericks; the only multi-goal scorer was Jake Randolph, who snapped a 13-game scoring drought.
The Mavericks tied a season high by allowing seven goals for the second straight game but still improved to 11-9-1 overall and 4-7-0 in the NCHC, moving into a three-way tie with Minnesota-Duluth and Colorado College for sixth. Miami fell to 9-10-2 overall and 4-6-1 in the conference, remaining in fifth, one point ahead of the three trailing teams.