Bowling Green, OH – A 2-1 loss to Michigan Tech Saturday, and subsequent weekend sweep, made the Falcons’ climb to the top of the WCHA even harder.
Ryan Bednard made the start for the Falcons in net, making 21 saves on 23 shots faced. Angus Redmond got the nod for the Huskies, stopping 30 shots on 31 attempts faced.
Bowling Green had a pair of power play chances in the first period but were unable to pick up their first goal.
The Falcons and Huskies finished the first period with eight shots apiece.
The Falcons were finally able to get the game’s first goal at 9:49 of the second period. Chris Pohlkamp pushed the puck up the ice to John Schilling, who found Matt Meier. The sophomore forward skated in to the top of the near face-off circle and buried a wrist shot high over Redmond’s right shoulder. The goal was Meier’s second of the season.
The Huskies tied the game at 14:10 of the second period. Jake Jackson skated in to the Falcons zone and wristed a shot past Bednard. The goal was assisted by Cliff Watson.
Bowling Green finished the second period with 11 shots on net, while Michigan Tech had 13 attempts.
Michigan Tech took a 2-1 lead at 8:31 of the third period. Jake Lucchini skated the puck from the corner, down the goal line, and wristed a shot low that squeezed underneath Bednard’s pads.
The Falcons pulled Chris Nell with two minutes to play in the period, but couldn’t find the tying goal. They finished the period with four shots while Michigan Tech had ten chances.
With the loss the Falcons fall to 8-10-2, 7-6-1-1. The Huskies improve to 12-7-3, 11-3-2-1.
Bowling Green will travel to Fairbanks, AK next weekend for their final WCHA series of 2016.
- Jake Lucchini (MTU) – GWG
- Angus Redmond (MTU) – 22 saves
- Jake Jackson (MTU) – 1 G
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