#9 Falcons stumble in 4-1 loss to Nanooks

By January 19, 2019 January 25th, 2019 Game Recaps
Connor Ford looks to make a play on 12/15/18 against Minnesota State. Ford had the Falcons' lone goal Friday against Alaska (Photo by Todd Pavlack/BGSUHockey.com).

Fairbanks, AK – The 9th-ranked Falcons’ offense was noticeably absent again Friday in a 4-1 loss to the Alaska Nanooks.

Eric Dop started in net for the Falcons, stopping 19 of 21 shots faced. Anton Martinsson had 35 saves on 36 chances.

First Period

The Nanooks opened the game’s scoring at 6:36 of the first period. Troy Van Teetering finished a two-on-one play by Sam Ruffin on the power play for the early 1-0 lead.

Alaska had 12 shots in the first period while Bowling Green put 10 chances on net.

Second Period

Alaska extended their lead to 2-0 at 19:00 of the second period. Tyler Cline’s rapid wrist shot from the slot snuck under Dop’s blocker for the 2-0 lead.

The Falcons had 11 shots in the second period while the Nanooks had just three chances.

Third Period

Bowling Green pulled Dop for an extra-attacker to get a spark with just over five minutes to play. The strategy temporarily paid off with a Connor Ford rebound goal at 15:31 that was assisted by Max Johnson and Alec Rauhauser.

But, the Falcons chose to keep Dop pulled and gave up two empty net goals to Jandric (16:42) and Young (17:30) to give the Nanooks a 4-1 win.

Bowling Green had 15 shots in the final period while Alaska had eight.

The Falcons fall to 15-6-3, 10-5-2-2 with the loss. The Nanooks improve to 6-15-2, 6-10-1-1. The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 11:07 PM.

Stats

BGSU
 
UAF
0-0-1
Goals by
Period
1-1-2
10-11-15
Shots by
Period
12-3-8
0/6, 7
Power Plays,
Shots
2/4, 4
4/8:00
Penalties/
Minutes
6/12:00
30
Face-Off
Wins
30

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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.