Oxford, OH – The Falcons and RedHawks rekindled their rivalry Friday at the Goggin Ice Arena. The evenly-matched teams skated to a 2-2 tie.
Zack Rose started in net for the Falcons, stopping 25 of 27 shots faced. Ludvig Persson turned aside 30 of 32 chances for the RedHawks.
The RedHawks opened the game’s scoring at 3:24 of the first period. Joe Cassetti’s backhand off a rebound cleared Rose’s shoulder for the game’s first goal.
Miami outshot Bowling Green 8-6 in the opening period.
Miami extended their lead to 2-0 at 6:29 of the second period. Alec Capstick’s attempt cleared Rose after he was forced to make back-to-back-to-back saves.
The Falcons were able to crack the scoreboard at 6:49 of the middle frame. Ethan Scardina’s wrist shot from deep in the zone beat the traffic for his second goal of the season. Brayden Krieger earned his first collegiate assist on the play and T.J. Lloyd added a secondary assist.
Bowling Green drew the game to a 2-2 tie at 15:45 of the second period. Persson came out of his net to play a loose puck. He was beat in the race by Austen Swankler who had a wide-open net to shoot at, picking up his first collegiate goal. Coale Norris assisted on the goal.
The Falcons outshot the RedHawks 13-11 in the second period.
Neither team found the game-winning goal in the third period which lead to an overtime period.
The Falcons outshot the RedHawks 10-7 in the third frame.
The Falcons and RedHawks treated the sell-out crowd to an entertaining bonus period of hockey. The teams exchanged breakaway chances but neither team found the net in the overtime period.
Bowling Green moves to 1-0-2 on the season, while Miami’s new record sits at 1-3-1. The teams will conclude their home-and-home series Saturday at 7:07 PM in Bowling Green.
- Joe Casetti (MU) – 1 G
- Austen Swankler (BGSU) – 1 G
- Ludvig Persson (MU) – 28 saves
Photos by Todd Pavlack/BGSUHockey.com
Photos by Jessi Renner/BGSUHockey.com
Post Game Interview
Head Coach Ty Eigner