After outplaying the Raiders on Friday and only picking up a tie, the Falcons made sure there was no doubt Saturday with a 7-0 win.
Tomas Sholl made his first start in the BGSU Ice Arena and also picked up his first career shutout with 20 saves. The freshman goaltender was solid but received great support from his defensemen.
The Falcon icers dulled the statistician’s pencils for the second night in a row as the Falcon’s tallied 50 shots for 89 total on the weekend.
Colgate looked much more poised early in the game than they did one night previously where the Falcons doubled their shot total and dominated play throughout.
Mark Cooper tallied the game’s first goal at 19:05 of the first period with his second marker of the season. Senior forward Bryce Williamson brought the puck into the zone before being taken out of the play by a pair of Raiders. The puck found it’s way onto Cooper’s stick and after a few dekes beat freshman goaltender Charlie Finn.
Bowling Green doubled their lead 7:04 into the second period on a beautiful pass by Bryce Williamson. The senior forward found Ben Murphy across the faceoff circles and Murphy buried a laser shot.
With the floodgates open BG utilized their stout defenseman for their 3rd goal. Toledo native Rusty Hafner shot from the blue line and sophomore Brent Tate used a perfectly angled blade to deflect it over Finn’s shoulder.
The game took a physical turn towards the end of the second period. Tyson Spink was called for boarding Dajon Mingo and a large scrum broke out in front of the Bowling Green bench. Spink was called for a five minute major but not a misconduct for the play.
Bowling Green capitalized with the man adavantage when Dan DeSalvo set up in the high slot and sent a shot on net. Bryce Williamson collected the rebound and flipped the puck behind Finn for his third point of the game.
The Falcons rubbed dirt into the wound at 4:02 of the third. Dan DeSalvo picked up his second assist of the night when he found Brent Tate set up right inside the faceoff circle. Tate beat the freshman goaltender high on his blocker side.
Ben Murphy tallied his second goal of the night on the power play with a wrist shot from the point at 12:36 in the third frame. Bowling Green tacked on the extra point and final goal at 15:47 when Pierre-Luc Mercier scored his second goal of the young season.
After a second dominating effort Coach Bergeron was encouraged by his team picking up the win, “Our zone time was good in the offensive zone. At times we got a little too aggressive and gave them life but Tomas Sholl made the saves he had to.”
Bergeron was complimentary of the young goaltender: “Sholl was good. He wasn’t overly tested…but some of the shots he got were quality chances. He’s had two pretty good performances and it’s nice to see him contributing.”
With a four point night, forward Dan DeSalvo talked about his line’s play in the big win, “We’ve got some chemistry from playing together last season. Before the game we talked about how we were due for a goal.”
The Falcons (2-1-2) are off until a Tuesday night game against Ohio State on 10/29/13.
Post Game Pressers
Head Coach Chris Bergeron
Senior forward Dan DeSalvo
Sophomore forward Ben Murphy
Other Media Coverage
Sentinel-Tribune: Falcon hockey shuts out Colgate in Game 2
BGSU Athletic Department: Falcons Fly Over Colgate, 7-0
CU Athletic Department: Men’s Hockey Falls at Bowling Green