Bowling Green, OH – The Falcons were the beneficiaries of an improved effort Friday as they came from behind to down the Alaska Nanooks 2-1.
Eric Dop started in net for the Falcons, stopping 25 shots on 26 Nanook attempts. Anton Martinsson started for Alaska, making 25 saves on 27 shots faced.
The Nanooks struck first at 7:15 of the opening period. Troy Van Tetering’s deflection on a shot by Nikolas Koberstein gave Alaska the early 1-0 lead. Chad Staley had the second assist on the play.
The Falcons finished the first period with nine shots on net, while the Nanooks had four chances.
The Falcons picked up their first goal at 11:06 of the middle period. Carson Musser took a shot on net from the far point. His attempt was deflected in front of the net by Mitch McLain, who netted his first goal of the season.
Bowling Green finished the second period with 11 shots on net, while Alaska had eight attempts.
The Falcons took their first lead of the game 55 seconds into the third period. Lukas Craggs found Alec Rauhauser on a two-on-rush. Rauhauser’s initial shot was saved, but he followed the loose puck and skated around the cage, using his backhand to force the puck across the line. The goal was Rauhauser’s first of the season.
Martinsson was pulled for an extra attacker with a minute to play in the game, and then Alec Rauhauser was whistled for a holding penalty with 43 seconds remaining. But, the Falcons held on to complete the 2-1 win.
Bowling Green finished the period with seven shots on net, while Alaska had 14.
With the win the Falcons improve to 3-3-0, 2-1-0-0 on the season. The Nanooks fall to 2-4-1, 0-1-0-0. The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 7:07 PM.
- Alec Rauhauser (BGSU) – GWG
- Mitch McLain (BGSU) – 1 G
- Troy Van Tetering (UAF) – 1 G
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Head Coach Chris Bergeron and freshman goaltender Eric Dop