Bowling Green, OH – The Falcons had ample chances to put away the Lakers as they racked up 43 shots. But Gordon Defiel played brilliantly to earn the Lakers a 1-1 tie.
Bowling Green started Chris Nell (2-1-1) in net for the fifth time this season and made 31 saves on 32 attempts. Gordon Defiel (1-4-0) countered for Lake Superior, his sixth appearance of the season. He made 42 saves on 43 attempts.
Kevin Dufour opened the scoring at 6:34. Pierre-Luc Mercier fired an initial shot on Defiel that was saved. Dufour finished the rebound for his sixth goal of the season. Matt Pohlkamp had the second assist on the play.
The Falcons finished the period with 11 shots on Defiel, who made ten saves. Chris Nell stopped all 11 shots he faced.
The Lakers managed to tie the contest at 14:04 of the second period. Josh Nenadal took a pass from Alex Globke after a Falcon turnover, and scored at point-blank in the slot.
Chris Nell faced 10 shots in the second period and made nine saves. Gordon Defiel stopped all 11 shots he faced in the second frame.
The Falcons amped up their offense in the third period and challenged Lake Superior with 16 shots. But, like the Lakers with their nine third period shots, they were unable to find the net and the game went to an overtime period.
The Falcons had multiple chances in the overtime period to pick up the extra WCHA point but weren’t able to get the puck past Defiel. The Falcons had six chances in the overtime period while the Lakers had two chances.
The Falcons (4-2-2) and Lakers (2-6-1) will wrap-up their series Saturday at 7:07pm.
- Kevin Dufour (BGSU) – 1 G, 5 shots
- Gordon Defiel (LSSU) – 42 saves
- Chris Nell (BGSU) – 31 saves
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