Bowling Green and Anchorage came into tonight’s game tied for the last home playoff spot. They’ll face a similar scenario Saturday as the teams tied 2-2 Friday.
Tommy Burke made the start for the Falcons in net while Rob Gunderson was slotted in for the Seawolves.
Kevin Dufour tallied his sixth goal of the season for the Falcon’s first goal at 4:04 of the first period. Matt Pohlkamp fired an initial shot on Gunderson and Dufour buried the loose puck.
The Falcons were able to double their lead at 18:02 of the first period. Adam Berkle poke checked the puck loose to Cam Wojtala. The senior captain skated onto Gunderson and fired a shot on that was saved. But Wojtala took a second slap at the puck and picked up his fourth marker of the season.
Burke ended the first period with 11 saves while Gunderson turned aside 8 of 10 attempts.
Anchorage settled in for the second period firing ten shots on Burke who turned aside every attempt. Bowling Green was only able to challenge Gunderson with four shots despite a pair of power play attempts with no goals to add to the first period.
Anchorage was finally able to solve Burke at 5:56 of the third period. Jordan Kwas tallied his 23rd goal of the season as he finished his own rebound. Brad Duwe and Chase Van Allen assisted on the goal.
Scott Allen tied the game 2-2 as he scored a backhanded goal while falling down off the face-off at 11:49.
Tommy Burke ended the third period with nine saves on eleven chances while Gunderson turned aside all seven shots he faced.
Neither team was able to score in the overtime period and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Burke faced no shots in the OT period and stopped 30 of 32 attempts for the game. Gunderson made four stops in the OT period for 23 saves.
Bowling Green (13-12-6, 10-9-4) and Alaska-Anchorage (14-11-4, 10-9-4) will conclude their weekend series Saturday night at 11:07pm EST.