RedHawks earn series split with 4-2 win over #11 Falcons

By December 30, 2019 Game Recaps
Sam Craggs finishes a check against Notre Dame earlier in the season. Craggs had the Falcons' first goal Monday night (Photo by Jessi Renner/

Bowling Green, OH – The 11th-ranked Falcons were unable to match the Miami RedHawks effort Monday night, falling to Miami 4-2. Monday night was Chris Bergeron’s first game as the opposing head coach in Bowling Green.

Ryan Larkin started in net for the RedHawks, stopping 35 of 37 shots faced. Eric Dop had 27 saves on 30 chances for the Falcons.

First Period

The RedHawks opened the game’s scoring at 16:23 of the first period. Ryan Savage completed a cross-crease pass to score a power-play goal and give Miami the 1-0 lead.

Christian Mohs added to the RedHawks’ lead with a rebound goal at 18:12 of the opening period.

Miami had 14 shots in the opening period while Bowling Green had 13 attempts.

Second Period

The RedHawks scored their third goal of the game with a power-play marker at 2:46 of the second period. Gordie Green managed to maneuver the puck around Dop who had dropped down to make the save.

Bowling Green finally responded with their first goal of the game at 12:51 of the second period. Max Johnson started a two-on-one rush. He found Sam Craggs across the slot who re-directed the pass past Larkin for his fourth goal of the season.

Third Period

The Falcons cut the RedHawks’ lead to 3-2 at 4:19 of the third period. Alex Barber’s shot came to Brandon Kruse who lifted a shot over Larkin’s pad for his fifth goal of the season. Justin Wells had the second assist on the play.

Bowling Green pulled Dop for an extra attacker with just under two minutes to play, but the RedHawks potted an empty-net goal to seal the 4-2 win.

The Falcons had 14 shots in the third period while the RedHawks had eight attempts.

With the loss, Bowling Green falls to 12-7-1, 7-4-1-1. Miami improves to 5-10-3, 2-5-1-1.

The Falcons will welcome Northern Michigan this weekend to continue WCHA action.


Goals by
Shots by
2/5, 7
Power Plays,
0/5, 3

Full Box Score

Three Stars

  1. Gordie Green (MU) – GWG, 2 A
  2. Karch Bachman (MU) – 1 G, 2 A
  3. Ryan Larkin (MU) – 35 saves


Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for When he's not in the press box he makes (legal) drugs at a northwest Ohio compounding pharmacy. Drew is entering his 11th 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 @DrewEvansBG and by e-mail at