Dop stymies Seawolves in 3-0 win for #17 Falcons

By November 16, 2019 Game Recaps
Brandon Kruse passes the puck on 1/20/18 against Alaska-Anchorage. Kruse had one helper Saturday night (Photo by Todd Pavlack/BGSUHockey.com).

Anchorage, AK – Two power-play goals and a shutout by Eric Dop gave the 17th-ranked Falcons the 3-0 win and weekend sweep over Alaska-Anchorage Saturday night.

Eric Dop stopped all 29 shots he faced for the Falcons. Kris Carlson turned aside 26 of 29 attempts for the Seawolves.

First Period

Bowling Green scored the game’s first goal with a power-play marker at 14:22 of the opening period. Connor Ford’s initial shot on net was saved by Carlson but the rebound found Alex Barber’s stick. The sophomore forward netted his chance to pick up his first collegiate goal. Max Johnson had the secondary assist on the play.

The Falcons finished the first period with 14 shots on net, while the Seawolves managed just four attempts.

Second Period

Neither team scored in the second frame despite power-play chances for both teams.

The Seawolves had 14 chances in the second period compared to the Falcons’ seven shots on net.

Third Period

Bowling Green doubled their lead at 4:00 of the third period. Brandon Kruse passed across the slot to Cam Wright, who’s one-timer from just inside the faceoff circle found the net. Wright’s eighth goal of the season was also assisted by Max Johnson.

The Falcons pushed their lead to 3-0 with another power-play goal at 16:31 of the third period. Freddy Letourneau, Cam Wright, and Taylor Schneider completed a tic-tac-toe passing play on the rush for their third goal. Schneider’s goal was his second of the season.

Alaska-Anchorage pulled Carlson for an extra attacker with three minutes to play in regulation. But, the Falcons took the shutout the distance and sealed the 3-0 win.

Bowling Green had 13 shots in the third period, while Alaska-Anchorage had 11 chances.

With the win, the Falcons improved to 7-4-0, 4-2-0-0 on the season while the Seawolves fall to 2-6-2, 2-3-1-1.

Bowling Green will welcome Lake Superior next weekend.

Stats

BGSU
 
UAA
1-0-2
Goals by
Period
0-0-0
14-7-13
Shots by
Period
4-14-11
2/7, 9
Power Plays,
Shots
0/3, 7
3/6:00
Penalties/
Minutes
7/14:00
32
Face-Off
Wins
37

Full Box Score

Three Stars

  1. Cam Wright (BGSU) – 1 G, 1 A
  2. Eric Dop (BGSU) – 29 saves
  3. Brandon Kruse (BGSU) – 2 A
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.