Falcons Hold Off Huskies 3-2

By November 14, 2015 Game Recaps

Houghton, MI – Bowling Green didn’t play a full sixty minute effort but still managed to pull out a 3-2 win over the Michigan Tech Huskies Saturday night.

Tommy Burke made his first start since 10/31/15 vs. Alaska-Anchorage. He made 30 saves on 32 attempts. Jamie Phillips started in net for the Huskies and stopped 22 of 25 Falcon chances.

First Period

The Huskies opened the scoring at 7:31 of the first period. While on the power play Shane Hanna shot the puck into the Falcon zone. Burke made a move to stop the puck but it careened off the on-ice official to Joel L’Esperance’s stick. The sophomore forward passed across the slot to Tyler Heinonen who trickled the puck just past the line for his fourth goal of the season.

The Falcons responded 10:48 into the first period while on a five-minute power play. Shane Bednard fed the puck to Mark Cooper. The senior forward dropped the puck for Tyler Spezia who skated across the deep slot and wristed a rocket past Phillips.

Bowling Green added their second goal at 11:41 on the same power play. Mark Friedman passed to Brent Tate who took an initial shot on Phillips. The rebound came to Matt Pohlkamp who scored his third goal of the season.

Bowling Green ended the first period with 11 shots on net as Phillips made nine saves. Michigan Tech challenged Burke eight times in the first period and converted one of those attempts.

Second Period

The Huskies tied the contest at 5:32 of the second period. Mike Neville fed Malcom Gould on a three-on-two breakout. Gould one-timed the puck inside the post past Burke.

Bowling Green struggled offensively in the second period as they only managed four shots on Phillips. The Huskies had a bounce back period as Burke made 15 saves on 16 attempts.

Third Period

The Falcons took a 3-2 lead at 4:09 of the third period. John Schilling fed the puck up the ice to Kevin Dufour on a two-on-one rush. Dufour passed across the puck to Mark Cooper who blasted a one-timer past Phillips for his fifth goal of the season.

The Huskies thought they had a goal at 14:58 as Tyler Heinonen wristed home a rebound off the rear board. Video review showed the Huskies were offside, however, and the goal was disallowed.

Michigan Tech pulled Phillips with just over 1:30 to play in the game for an extra attacker. But, the Falcons held on for a hard fought 3-2 win.

With the win Bowling Green moves to 5-3-3, 2-2-2 on the season. The Huskies fall to 6-4-0, 6-4-0. The Falcons will head home to welcome the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers next weekend at the BGSU Ice Arena.


Goals by Period
Shots by Period
2/4, 6 shots
PPs, Shots
1/2, 2 shots
Face-Off Wins

Full Box Score

Three Stars

  1. Mark Cooper (BGSU) – 1 G, 1 A, GWG
  2. Matt Pohlkamp (BGSU) – 1 G
  3. Malcom Gould (MTU) – 1 G

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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.