After a disappointing loss the night before, the Falcons hoped to take three points back to Bowling Green with them. The Bulldogs scored four goals in the final two periods and stayed atop the WCHA.
Freshman Tomas Sholl made his usual Saturday start and turned in another consistent performance, stopping 26 of 29 shots. CJ Motte (30 saves) was beat early but shut the door on any Falcon scoring after the second Bowling Green marker.
BG struck first at 12:37 of the first period on a scrum in front of Motte. Andrew Wallace was taken down and managed to get a weak shot on to net. Freshman Kevin Dufour tipped the shot past Motte and tallied his first career goal.
The Falcons doubled their lead at 6:13 of the second period with another freshman finding the net. Brent Tate took a turnover, fired a shot on net, and made Motte make a save. The puck came right to Matt Pohlkamp who backhanded it high blocker side.
Ferris State got on the board at 18:03 of the second period. The Falcons were caught in a long shift off an icing. Kyle Schempp skated behind Sholl and attempted a wraparound. Sholl made the initial save but Justin Buzzeo got the rebound past the freshman netminder.
While on the power play Ralfs Freibergs made a critical mistake, turning the puck over to Kenny Babinski who skated in on a breakaway and beat Sholl five-hole shorthanded at 5:37.
Ferris State completed the comeback as they scored on the power play from a major penalty. Adam Berkle was called for a major penalty for checking from behind and given a game misconduct. Matt Robertson scored on the rebound at 16:13 after a couple shots on a sprawled out Sholl.
An empty net goal by Matt Robertson at 18:01 sealed the game for the Bulldogs.
“We found ways to hurt ourselves tonight. Full marks to Ferris, two games in a row they stuck to it and found ways to win the game,” Coach Bergeron said after the game. “It’s important we play better hockey for sixty minutes.”
“It felt good (to get his first goal) but, unfortunately it was a game we lost,” freshman forward Kevin Dufour said during the post game. “We should have kept playing the way we were the first and second period.”
The Falcons (5-4-3, 3-2-1) will return home to the friendly confines of the BGSU Ice Arena next weekend as they welcome Minnesota State. The Bulldogs (8-2-1, 5-0-1) will host the Nanooks of Alaska-Fairbanks.
Post Game Pressers
Head Coach Chris Bergeron
Freshman Forward Kevin Dufour