Power Play Draught Dooms Falcons in 4-1 Loss to WMU

By October 13, 2015 Game Recaps

Kalamazoo, MI – The Falcons power play struggles continued as they went 0/7 with the man advantage in a 4-1 loss to the Western Michigan Broncos.

Chris Nell started in net for the Falcons, making 24 saves on 27 shots faced. Western Michigan started Lukas Hafner, who stopped 25 of the 26 Falcon attempts.

First Period

The Broncos struck first at 1:15 of the first period. Griffen Molino fed the puck to Kyle Novak who skated in on Nell while on a breakaway and beat Nell.

Western Michigan picked up their second goal at 10:41. Oliwer Kaski wristed a shot from the far boards towards Nell who lost sight of the puck until it was too late.

The Falcons had ten shots on net in the first period with no goals. The Broncos had twelve shots, scoring on two of those chances.

Second Period

At 10:42 of the second period the Broncos scored their third goal of the game. Mathewson Iacopelli one-timed a shot that beat Nell while Western Michigan was on the power play.

The Falcons were finally able to strike at 12:56 of the second period. Pierre-Luc Mercier fed a nice pass across the ice to Kevin Dufour who re-directed the puck past Hafner.

The Falcons managed ten shots on Hafner in the second period, scoring on one of those chances. The Broncos had eight shots in the period, scoring on one as well.

Third Period

The Broncos sealed the game at 18:09 of the third period as Griffen Molino scored an empty net, power play goal.

The Broncos finished with six shots in the third period while the Falcons had seven attempts.

The Falcons (2-1-0) will travel to Buffalo, NY Friday to face Canisius College.

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Goals by Period
Shots by Period
0/7, 8 shots
PPs, Shots
2/5, 7 shots
Face-Off Wins

Full Box Score

Three Stars

  1. Lukas Hafner (WMU) – 25 saves
  2. Griffen Molino (WMU) – 1 G, 1 A
  3. Oliwer Kaski (WMU) – 1 G, 1 A

Post Game Interview

Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for BGSUHockey.com. When he's not in the press box he makes (legal) drugs at a northwest Ohio compounding pharmacy. Drew is entering his 11th season covering Falcon hockey and has been a fan of the program since his time as a student beginning in 2003. He can be reached on Twitter @DrewEvansBG and by e-mail at Drew@bgsuhockey.com.