Michigan State hockey ties Miami (Ohio), loses shootout

Kevin C. Cox

Jake Chelios, son of NHL-great Chris Chelios, scored the game-tying goal early in the third period for the Spartans.

The unranked Michigan State men's hockey team rallied from a 2-0 deficit on the road against the No. 4 Miami RedHawks to finish in a 2-2 tie, although the RedHawks earned the extra point in the standings by winning the subsequent shootout.

Miami's defense held the Spartans scoreless for over half the game, as goals by Alex Gacek and Alex Wideman gave the RedHawks an early lead. With only a few minutes remaining in the second period, MSU finally got themselves on the scoreboard when Matt Berry scored his fifth goal in the last four games.

Early in the third period, it was Jake Chelios, the son of 11-time NHL All-Star and three-time Stanley Cup Champion, Chris Chelios, that earned the tie with a shot that deflected off Miami goalie Jay Williams and into the goal.

After the game ended as a tie, the RedHawks quickly won the shootout that followed, 2-0, as both Riley Barber and Wideman made their shots, while Berry and Tanner Sorenson were shut down by Williams.

The two teams will play in a rematch on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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