After the second period of play in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Hockey Tournament, the Cornell Big Red lead the Michigan Wolverines by a score of 2-1. The winner of this first-round game will advance to the second-round quarterfinals where they will face Ferris State University to try to make it into the semifinals.
The Cornell Big Red struck early in the second period, breaking the 1-1 tie. At the 40 second mark in the second period Cornell's Joakim Ryan sent the puck past the goalie while the team was short handed and into the net. Sean Collins was officially credited with the assist.
Cornell has just 20 more minutes to hold on to their one-point lead if they want to make it into the next round. However, Michigan, the No. 2 seed in the tournament will do whatever they can in the final period in regulation to take the lead and the win over the Big Red.
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