In a slow first period, the Falcons would get two power play opportunities. The first opportunity had UAH goaltender Matt Larose scrambling but BG was unable to find the back of the net. 14 minutes later, the Falcons would head to the power play again. This time it would be Ben Murphy finding the back of the net on a wicked wrist shot to pick up his seventh goal of the season. Freibergs would get the lone assist.
The second period was more or less the same for the two teams. Some back and forth action and some penalties. As the period would wind down, the Falcons would head to their fourth power play of the game. Pierre-Luc Mercier would knock home a loose puck to extend the Bowling Green lead to 2. It was Mercier’s sixth of the season, from Cooper and Mingo.
It would take Bowling Green just over five minutes to extend their lead as a shot by Perrier would be knocked home by Ted Pletsch. It was Pletsch who would start the play, taking the puck around the Charger’s net and getting the puck to the front as he was denied on a wrap around attempt. It was Pletsch’s first goal since February 17th, 2012 season; he put up two assists in 16 games last season (h/t to Kevin Gordon for that info).
The Falcons would hang on and shut out the Chargers by the score of 3-0 with Tommy Burke picking up his first collegiate shutout (18 saves). The Falcons look for the weekend sweep of the Chargers on Saturday night at the BGSU Ice Arena, with puck drop at 7:07pm.
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