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UM-Dearborn completes sweep of Rochester with road win

UM-Dearborn completes sweep of Rochester with road win

MACOMB, Mich. - The University of Michigan-Dearborn men's ice hockey team jumped out to a three-goal lead in the second period of its regular season finale against No. 21 Rochester College Warriors in a Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League showdown on Saturday at the Suburban Ice Macomb.

The Wolverines received goals from Ryan Urso (JR/Livonia, Mich.), Jeff McFarland (JR/Grosse Ile, Mich.) and Tyler Groat (SO/Wyandotte, Mich.) before Rochester stormed back to make it a one-goal game. The Wolverines held on for a 3-2 victory and a sweep of the Warriors improves UM-Dearborn's regular season record to 20-7-1 and 11-5 in the GLCHL. This marks the second consecutive year the Wolverines have cracked the 20-win mark.

Urso, McFarland, Groat, Andrew Palushaj (JR/Livonia, Mich.) and Kevin Bechard (SO/Trenton, Mich.) finished the game with one assist each.

With the regular season officially behind them, the Wolverines look forward to the GLCHL playoffs, where they were crowned champions a season ago. For the second year in a row the Wolverines will enter the playoffs as the third seed and will play their first game against Western Michigan University in Kent, Ohio.

UM-Dearborn also looks to make an impact in a second consecutive trip to the ACHA National Championships which will take place in Columbus, Ohio from March 9-14.