Saturday, December 4, 2021

Icers face off at annual Green and White Game

October 2, 2000
Troy Ferguson (17) skates towards the goal while Jon Insana (2) attempts to steal the puck during the Green and White hockey game Saturday at Munn Ice Arena. The White team defeated the Green team 4-2. —

Maybe the only team that can beat MSU goalie Ryan Miller is MSU.

The sophomore surrendered three goals in the Green and White intrasquad hockey game Saturday night, which the White team won 4-2.

Miller set school records for goals against average (1.53) and saves percentage (.932) last year while totaling eight shutouts. He also racked up a 16-5-3 record.

“It’s kind of the same feeling as playing against your friends as kids,” Miller said of the scrimmage. “Both of the guys who scored on me are my roommates, so I’m going to hear about this for like a year. You know (the other team) is not going to let up on you, so you have to play your best.”

The annual Green and White Game officially kicked off the icers’ competitive season. The squad hosts two exhibition games this week before flying to Alaska for the Johnson Nissan Classic.

“This was a typical Green and White Game, but I thought we’d be better,” head coach Ron Mason said. “Our game-timing was off, our conditioning was horrible and our stamina wasn’t too good. We have some work to do, but we know what to work on.

“We were trying to make fancy plays

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