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.
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.
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.
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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- Lukas Hafner (WMU) – 25 saves
- Griffen Molino (WMU) – 1 G, 1 A
- Oliwer Kaski (WMU) – 1 G, 1 A
Post Game Interview
Kevin Dufour (1 G, 2 shots)