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.
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.
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.
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.
- Ben Blacker (WMU) – 33 saves
- Cam Lee (WMU) – 2 G, GWG
- Colt Conrad (WMU) – 1 G
Post Game Interviews
Head Coach Chris Bergeron
Freshman forward Cameron Wright (1 G)