In early November the scoring jinx struck the Broncos hard when the team was shutout in three of five games, with the third occurring in a game when junior captain and leading scorer Dana Lattery went down with a broken hand. WMU had won once in nine games.
"We had to make adjustments," Head Coach Jim Culhane said. "Everyone had to step up."
Culhane began tinkering with line pairings and power play units; anything to light a spark but one line remained untouched.
The most consistent line this season has been the Rumble, Rose and Cook line, according to Culhane.
"They are like our version of Detroit's ‘Grind line'," Culhane said. "They play with a mindset that they're going to play puck possession hockey."
Culhane admits they don't receive the attention other team members get because they rarely do the things people notice like score goals.
"They do the little things that make you successful," Culhane said.
WMU defeated previously unbeaten Ferris State University and started a winning streak behind the solid play of its mainstay line.
In fact, the line has remained together in every game but one this season. Culhane gave the grind line the start against LSSU on Nov. 30 for the first time this year, a nice sign of appreciation for picking the team up when they were down.
GAME NOTES: Freshmen right winger Brent Walton (Elmira, Ont.) has six points in the last four games.
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