Bowling Green, OH – In the newly christened Slater Family Ice Arena the Falcons were unable to take win number one under the new nomenclature, falling to the Michigan Tech Huskies 3-1.
Chris Nell started in net for the Falcons, stopping 33 of 36 shots faced. Angus Redmond got the nod for the Huskies and stopped 25 of 26 shots faced.
Both teams had power play chances in the first period, but weren’t able to solve the opposing goaltender.
The Falcons finished the first period with 12 shots on net, while the Huskies had eight shot attempts in the first stanza.
The Falcons scored the game’s first goal at 6:50 of the second period. Frederic Letourneau chipped the puck off the boards to Stephen Baylis. The sophomore forward skated down the right wing, picked a spot on the far-side, and buried a wrist shot for his second goal of the season. Chris Pohlkamp had the second assist on the play.
Matt Roy scored the Huskies first goal at 17:19 of the second period while on the power play. The junior defenseman shot the puck from the blueline, beating a screened Nell.
The Falcons finished the second period with nine shots on Redmond, while the Huskies had 14 shots on Nell.
The Huskies picked up their second goal at 14:56 of the third period while shorthanded. Jake Lucchini stole the puck from behind the Falcons’ net and flipped it over Nell’s shoulder.
Michigan Tech added a power play goal from Tyler Heinonen to give the Huskies their third goal, and the 3-1 win.
The Falcons finished the third period with five shots on net, while the Huskies racked up 14 attempts.
With the loss the Falcons fall to 8-9-2, 7-5-1-1. The Huskies improve to 11-7-3, 10-3-2-1. The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 7:07.
- Jake Lucchini (MTU) – GWG
- Matt Roy (MTU) – 1 G
- Stephen Baylis (BGSU) – 1 G
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