Houghton, MI – A pair of power play goals by John Schilling paced the Falcons to a 2-1 win Friday against the 20th ranked Michigan Tech Huskies.
Eric Dop started in net for the Falcons, stopping 21 of 22 shots faced. Devin Kero made his first start and appearance of the season for Michigan Tech. He had 26 saves on 28 attempts.
The Huskies struck first at 6:04 of the power play. Justin Misiak found Thomas Betetta on the backdoor, re-directing the puck past Dop. The goal was a power play marker.
Bowling Green added a power play goal of their own at 12:46 of the first period. Brandon Kruse found Connor Ford along the half-wall, who shot the puck towards the net. His shot was saved but rebounded to John Schilling who buried his chance for his first goal of the season.
The Falcons and Huskies each had nine shots in the opening period.
Bowling Green scored their second goal of the game at 17:49 of the second period. With the Falcons skating on the power play Alec Rauhauser passed the puck to Brett D’Andrea. The senior forward found John Schilling in front of the crease who re-directed the puck past Kero. It was Schilling’s second goal of the game.
The Falcons carried play in the middle frame, firing 12 shots on net. The Huskies managed just four chances.
The Falcons and Huskies skated to a scoreless third period, giving Bowling Green a 2-1 win.
Bowling Green had seven shots in the third period while the Huskies had nine attempts.
With the win the Falcons improve to 4-3-1, 3-1-1-0. The Huskies fall to 4-5-1, 2-4-1-1. The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 7:07 PM.
- John Schilling (BGSU) – 2 G
- Thomas Beretta (MTU) – 1 G
- Brett D’Andrea (BGSU) – 1 A