Bowling Green took a bitter defeat home with them from Columbus on Tuesday. Tonight the Falcons were the poor host, thrashing the Seawolves 6-1.
Sophomore Tommy Burke (19 saves) picked up the win for the Falcon’s while Anchorage freshman Michael Matyas (25 saves) took the loss.
Bowling Green opened the scoring late in the first period at 17:55 with a power play goal. Dajon Mingo sent a shot from the right point that Michael Matyas made the initial save. Captain Cam Wojtala was there for the rebound and got the puck behind the Anchorage tender.
Evan Pivnick spoke to Wojtala during the intermission:
BG doubled up their lead 4:45 into the second period when Andrew Wallace scored on another rebound, this time with the initial shot from Pierre-Luc Mercier. “Those cheeky ones can get the ball rolling” Wallace said during the post game presser.
Anchorage was able to respond less than three minutes later with a five on three powerplay goal. Scott Allen shot from the deep slot and found Austin Coldwell’s blade, the deflection beating Burke.
Falcon senior Chad Sumsion wrote himself into the stat sheet at 13:55. Red hot Bryce Williamson skated in on his defender and managed to get a tough shot on Matyas. Sumsion took the loose puck in the crease and shot into a wide open net.
Ben Murphy capped the Falcon scoring in the second period with a nice pass by Dajon Mingo at 19:30. Murphy got just enough of the puck in the slot to beat Matyas five hole.
During the second intermission Evan asked Sumsion about his marker:
Cam Wojtala added his second of the game and season at 10:40. Wojtala collected a rebound on a shot from Adam Berkle and buried one above Matyas’ blocker. With a five on three advantage, Bryce Williamson sniped a wrist shot high on Matyas for his sixth goal of the season at 17:07 to cap the Falcon win.
Despite Ryan Carpenter continuing to be held out recovering from finger surgery, the Falcons scoring hasn’t faltered, “A lot of people have asked what are you going to do without Carpenter. I think those questions have been answered” Bergeron said after the game.
Chad Sumsion and Andrew Wallace got a chance to crack the lineup and showed the coach’s decision was a good one: “Our seniors did a great job tonight. I’m very happy the seniors had a big night like that in our first league game.”
Bowling Green (3-2-2) and Alaska-Anchorage (3-2-0) will conclude their series Saturday night in the BGSU Ice Arena at 7:07pm.
Post Game Pressers
Head Coach Chris Bergeron
Senior Forward Cam Wojtala
Senior Forward Andrew Wallace