November 15, 2008
Same Old Story Against The Falcons
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – For the second night in a row the Northern Michigan University hockey team managed one goal against the Falcons of Bowling Green State University. On the other hand the Falcons only needed two goals just like on Friday night to defeat the Wildcats 2-1. Saturday’s game did not need overtime, just the regulation 60 minutes. The ‘Cats have dropped five games in a row, now are 2-7-1 overall on the season and 1-6-1-0 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). BGSU improves to 5-5-2 and 4-3-1-0 respectively.
The Falcons struck first with a goal by Josh Boyd unassisted at 19:05 of the second period. The third period saw Gregor Hanson score the ‘Cats first power-play goal since the Michigan game on Oct. 17. Hanson tied the game at 9:50 with his second goal of the season. He also scored last night’s lone ‘Cat goal. Mark Olver and Erik Gustafsson assisted on the goal. The Falcons scored the game-winning goal at 17:48 of the final frame from Dan Sexton.
NMU had four power-play opportunities on the night. BGSU was 0-5 with the extra skater. The Falcons again had more shots than the ‘Cats on the night at 43-31. Brian Stewart for the second night in a row picked up second star of the game honors as he had 41 saves.
The ‘Cats will be home for the next two weekends. First up is Ohio State next weekend (Nov. 21-22).
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