Oct. 7, 2005
Freshman goaltender Bud Fisher made 30 saves in his collegiate debut and the Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team closed to within a goal late in the third period, but No. 8 ranked Michigan hung on for a 3-1 win over the Bobcats in the 2005-06 opener on Friday night.
The two teams will conclude a two-game weekend series tomorrow night at 7:35 p.m. in Ann Arbor.
After a scoreless first period, the Wolverines struck first early in the second period. Quinnipiac had an opportunity to open the scoring thanks to a five-minute major power play, but Michigan killed off the advantage. Roughly a minute after the conclusion of the power play, Danny Fardig scored during a flurry in front of the net at the 3:41 mark.
The Wolverines made it 2-0 at 10:58 during a 5-on-3 power play. T.J. Hensick carried the puck into the left circle and slid a cross ice pass onto Kevin Porter, who was waiting on the doorstep. Porter banged in a shot from the right of the cage for his first goal of the year.
Quinnipiac got within one at 17:10 of the third period off a flurry in front. With a delayed penalty coming on the Wolverines, Joe Dumais ricocheted a shot off two defenders and into the back of the net.
Unfortunately, Michigan received a pinball goal of its own just 44 seconds later when Porter's bid was redirected into the back of the net.
Michigan's Billy Sauer stopped 25 shots for the Wolverines, who held a 33-26 shot advantage over the Bobcats.
Joe Dumais had the Quinnipiac goal in a 3-1 loss to No. 8 Michigan on Friday night.