Quick Hits: Bronco Busted

By October 11, 2017Notebooks
Ryan Bednard eyes the puck in the corner. Bednard had 20 saves on 22 shots faced Tuesday against Western Michigan (Photo by Jessi Renner/BGSUHockey.com).

Rapid Recap

Despite carrying the play for most of the game, the Falcons couldn’t solve Bronco goaltender Ben Blacker more than once. Bowling Green started their 2016-2017 season with a 3-1 loss to Western Michigan.

Special Teams Battle

The Falcons penalty killers had an impressive night Tuesday, going 7/7 with the man dis-advantage, allowing just five shots. The power play skaters were 1/5 with six shots on net.

The Kids Are Alright

Cameron Wright picked up his first career “gino” as he was able to force the puck home as Blacker tried to cover up the puck for a whistle. Wright cleaned up a shot from fellow freshman Max Johnson, who picked up his first collegiate point with the “apple.” Alec Rauhauser, a sophomore looking to build on an impressive freshman season, had the second assist on the play.

The freshman accounted for 10 of the Falcons’ 34 shots, with Cameron Wright accounting for five of those opportunities.

Penalty Parade

The Falcons were a highly penalized team a season ago and continued their edgy play Tuesday. The Falcons picked up eight penalties for 16 penalty minutes. Adam Smith led the team with a pair of penalties (both for tripping).

Steel-ing Goals

Bowling Green had a frustrating night with the goal posts Tuesday. The Falcon shooters hit iron three times, including a Stephen Baylis shot in the first period that would have given the Falcons an early 2-1 lead.

What Could Have Been

In the third period, the Falcons were forced to use their timeout with 6:27 remaining on the clock after a series of icing calls left their skaters exhausted. The time out would have come in handy as the Falcons attempted to tie the game up late with Bednard pulled.

Spartans Marching

The Falcons will welcome Michigan State Friday to the Slater Family Ice Arena at 7:37 PM to continue their non-conference slate.

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.