Oxford, OH – The 17th-ranked Falcons started the Ty Eigner era of Bowling Green hockey with a bang Sunday night. They ruined former Falcon, and current Miami Head Coach, Chris Bergeron’s homecoming with a 7-4 win.
Eric Dop started in net for the Falcons stopping 15 of 19 shots faced. Ryan Larkin had 34 saves on 41 chances for the RedHawks.
Neither team found the net in the first period despite power-play chances for both.
Bowling Green had 12 shots in the first period while Miami had five chances.
Miami opened the game’s scoring just 50 seconds into the second period. Gordie Green skated in from the point and finished a low wrist shot that tucked in between Dop’s pad and the far post. The goal was assisted by Derek Daschke and Casey Gilling.
Bowling Green tied the game at 13:14 of the second period. Cam Wright’s deflection from Will Cullen gave Bowling Green the equalizer.
Wright tallied his second goal of the game at 15:38 of the second period. After making a move around a RedHawk along the boards, Wright sent a wrist shot on net from an extreme angle. A Miami defender attempted to block the shot but deflected the puck right at the net. Larkin misplayed the attempt, allowing the shot to end up behind him. Alec Rauhauser and Eric Dop assisted on the play, the first offensive point for the junior goaltender’s collegiate career.
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Bowling Green had 13 shots in the final period while holding Miami to just three chances.
The Falcons extended their lead to 3-1 at 2:00 of the third period. Alex Barber started a two-on-one passing play before finding Connor Ford across the slot who buried his chance. Carson Musser had the second assist on the scoring play.
Sophomore Evan Dougherty picked up his first goal as a Falcon at 5:43 of the third period. After TJ Lloyd fired a shot from the blue line, the attempt deflected off a RedHawk and sat in the slot. Dougherty collected the puck and beat Larkin. In addition to Lloyd’s assist, his first collegiate point, Rauhauser picked up the second assist.
Miami cut the Falcons’ lead to 4-2 at 7:55 of the third period on the power play. Karch Bachman was left all alone in front of Dop and finished his chance.
Bowling Green responded moments later at 8:44 with a power-play marker of their own. Cam Wright made it a hat-trick game for himself as he picked up his third of the game. After taking a pass in the slot from Will Cullen, Wright bombed a one-timer past Larkin. Taylor Schneider tallied his first assist of the season on the play.
Gordie Green added his second goal of the night at 8:44 of the third period. He cut the Falcons’ lead to 5-3 at 16:04 of the third period with his goal at 16:04.
Miami added another goal by Bachman at 16:04 of the final period to make the brown and orange bench nervous.
But, a fourth goal by Cam Wright at 17:36 sealed the win for the Falcons. Max Johnson set up Wright with a perfect pass from the corner to the slot to set up Wright and the Falcons’ sixth goal.
An empty-net goal from 175 feet was scored by Rauhauser to cap the game’s scoring.
Bowling Green finished the third period with 17 shots on net while Miami had 11 chances.
Bowling Green heads to Toledo next weekend to face RIT in the first round of the Ice Breaker Tournament.
- Cam Wright (BGSU) – 4 G
- Gordie Green (MU) – 2 G, 2 A
- Alec Rauhauser (BGSU) – 1 G, 3 A
Photos by Jessi Renner/BGSUHockey.com
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