Miami of Ohio beats Western Michigan in Chicago

With the Chicago skyline as a backdrop, Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio) hockey players line up for the national anthem before an outdoor NCAA college hockey game at Soldier Field Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Miami of Ohio got two power play goals Saturday and held on for a 4-3 victory over Western Michigan in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Western Michigan scored three goals in the final period, including a deflection off the chest of Sheldon Dries with just 45 seconds remaining, but the rally ended there.

Alex Wideman opened the scoring for the RedHawks (16-9-1) at the 13:28 mark of the first period. Miami got three more goals in the second period from Riley Barber, Kevin Morris and Sean Kuraly.

The Broncos (11-11-4) didn’t give up, despite being down 4-0 after two periods.  Josh Pitt scored a goal and Aidan Muir followed 37 seconds later.

Miami goalie Jay Williams made 25 saves, while Western Michigan’s Lukas Hafner and Frank Slubowski combined for 37.

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