Falcons’ offense stymied by Broncos in 3-1 loss

By October 10, 2017 Game Recaps
Cameron Wright feeds the puck against the United States Under-18 team last week. Wright scored the Falcons' lone goal Tuesday night (Photo by Jessi Renner/BGSUHockey.com).

Kalamazoo, MI –¬†The Falcons had plenty of chances Tuesday¬†but were unable to convert on their scoring opportunities in a 3-1 loss to Western Michigan.

Ryan Bednard started the game in net for the Falcons, stopping 20 of 22 shots faced. Ben Blacker got the nod for the Broncos, making 33 saves on 34 opportunities.

First Period

Cam Lee scored the game’s first goal 1:00 into the game. He beat Bednard with a wrist shot from the deep slot, and was assisted by Hugh McGing and Aidan Muir.

The Falcons tied the game back up at 7:12 of the first period on the power play. Ben Blacker was unable to cover the puck after a Max Johnson shot on net. Cameron Wright was finally able to force the puck over the line, picking up his first collegiate goal. The assist was Johnson’s first collegiate point, and Alec Rauhuaser had the second assist on the scoring play.

The Falcons finished the first period with 15 shots on net, while the Broncos were limited to just three chances.

Second Period

Cam Lee was again the goal scorer for the Broncos as his slapshot at 2:34 snuck between Bednard and the post. The goal came off the face-off, with the first assist going to Paul Washe.

The Falcons finished the second period with nine shots on net, while the Broncos had 16 chances.

Third Period

The Broncos added an empty net goal by Colt Conrad with 50 seconds to play to give Western Michigan the 3-1 win.

The Falcons finished the third period with ten shots on net, while the Broncos had four attempts.

Bowling Green is 0-1-0 to start the season, while Western Michigan improves to 2-1-0.

The Falcons’ non-conference season continues Friday as they welcome Michigan State to the Slater Family Ice Arena.


Goals by Period
Shots by Period
1/5, 6
PPs, Shots
0/7, 5
Face-Off Wins

Full Box Score

Three Stars

  1. Ben Blacker (WMU) – 33 saves
  2. Cam Lee (WMU) – 2 G, GWG
  3. Colt Conrad (WMU) – 1 G

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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.