Ice Hockey

Hockey Falls To Michigan State, 6-1

The Minutemen host the UConn Huskies on Sunday.

The Minutemen host the UConn Huskies on Sunday.

Nov. 10, 2001

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State senior captain Adam Hall (Kalamazoo, Mich.) notched his first career hat trick, leading the Spartans (6-2-1 overall, 5-2-1 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) to a 6-1 triumph over Massachusetts Friday.

Hall scored the game's first two goals, both on the power play. The first came 3:51 into the opening period when he tipped in a John-Michael Liles (Zionsville, Ind.) shot from the blue line. Junior wing Brian Maloney (Bassano, Alta.) fed Hall for his second extra-man goal of the night at 7:28.

"Adam Hall is the consummate leader in the locker room, in the classroom, on the ice in practice," said Michigan State head coach Ron Mason. "Tonight he really stepped it up and was able to accomplish some things that he hasn't been able to do for awhile."

Junior defenseman Brad Fast (Fort St. John, B.C.) gave the Spartans a 3-0 with a goal at 14:17 of the opening period. He took the puck off the draw and walked to the front of the Minutemen goal unmolested before beating goaltender Mike Johnson.

All three first-period goals - even the one Fast scored - were all great plays by the centerman doing a drawback, said Hall. "Our defense did a great job of getting the pucks to the net to the night," said Hall, who earned his hat trick 14:10 into the second period on an unassisted goal. Brock Radunske (New Hamburg, Ont.) followed Hall's effort with the Spartans' fifth goal of the night just 14 seconds later when he banged home a rebound off a Jim Slater (Lapeer, Mich.) shot.

"I was so happy to see all the guys score," said Hall, who now has six goals this season. "(It's) just (a great) feeling whenever it goes in. When Brock got his tonight, you see all the passion they have when they celebrate. It really makes it worth it to be a part of this team."

Liles added MSU's sixth goal off an assist from Hall 5:34 into the third period. The Minutemen (3-4-0 overall, 2-1-0 HOCKEY EAST) scored their lone goal of the night about halfway through the third when Thomas Pock scored after Spartan goaltender Ryan Miller (East Lansing, Mich.) got turned around after making a clearing attempt.



Miller stopped 22 shots on the night with freshman netminder Matt Migliaccio (Wyandotte, Mich.) stopping all six shots he faced in 9:02 of work in the final frame. Johnson made 28 saves for UMass.

"I thought we played pretty darn well," said Mason. "(In the) first period we controlled the whole tempo of the game. When you are ahead like that you sometimes wonder if you can sustain that for three periods the way we did."

The Spartans return to conference play next week when they welcome Miami to Munn Ice Arena for a two-game set Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST both nights.

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