Dop’s timely stops earn Falcons 2-1 win

By October 27, 2017 Game Recaps

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.

First Period

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.

Second Period

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.

Third Period

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.

Stats

UAF
 
BGSU
1-0-0
Goals by Period
0-1-1
4-8-14
Shots by Period
9-11-7
0/3, 4
Power Plays,
Shots
0/2, 4
8/16:00
Penalties/
Minutes
9/18:00
32
Face-Off
Wins
22

Full Box Score

Three Stars

  1. Alec Rauhauser (BGSU) – GWG
  2. Mitch McLain (BGSU) – 1 G
  3. Troy Van Tetering (UAF) – 1 G

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Press Conference

Head Coach Chris Bergeron and freshman goaltender Eric Dop

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 eighth 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 @BGSUHockeySite and by e-mail at Drew@bgsuhockey.com.