Best season start for hockey since 1979
Nov. 3, 2000
KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's hockey team improved to 5-1-1 with a 5-0 win over Dartmouth on Friday night (Nov. 3) at Lawson Ice Arena. The non-conference victory gave WMU its best season start since the 1979-80 season, when the Broncos opened with a 6-1 record.
Senior Steve Rymsha scored three goals to lead WMU on Friday night. Rymsha and classmate David Gove are now tied with a team-leading 10 goals for the season.
Freshman Jeff Campbell scored his sixth goal of the year, and junior Mike Bishai put the puck in the net for the fifth time in seven contests. Bishai also had two assists, and Gove added three helpers.
WMU outshot Dartmouth, 30-19, and killed all 10 power play opportunities for their opponent. Junior goalkeeper Jeff Reynaert carded his first career shutout and made 19 saves on the evening.
WMU continues action on its home ice with a 7 p.m. faceoff Saturday night, Nov. 4, to complete its weekend series with Dartmouth.
Western Michigan is in second place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association with a league record of 3-0-1. The Broncos do not return to CCHA action until Nov. 17, when they travel to Michigan State.