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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio â€Ã‚“ The Wildcats will be glad tosee Bowling Green, Ohio in the rear view mirror as they travel north on I-75back towards Marquette.  For the secondnight in a row and the third time in the last three games in Bowling Green, theFalcons defeated the Wildcats on Saturday night by a score of 5-3.  At one time in the game tonight the Wildcatsheld a 3-1 lead over the Falcons.  TheFalcons would score four unanswered goals towards the end of the second periodand into the third period for the win.

With the loss NMU is now 10-9-1 overall and 8-6-0 in theCCHA.  While the BGSU Falcons improve to5-13-2 and 3-10-2. 

Jamie Milam scored his second goal of the season on thepower play at the 4:38  mark of theopening period to give NMU the early 1-0 lead. Freshmen Juha Alen and Dirk Southern assisted on the goal.  BG would tie the game at 1-1 when BrianEscobedo scored at 19:53 of the first period.

Alex Sawruk would score the next two goals to give the â€Ã‚˜Catsthe lead at 3-1.  His first goal of thenight came at 1:11 of the second period. Terry Harrison and Geoff Waugh assisted.  His second goal of the night was a little over five minutes laterat 6:48 of the second period.  AlanSwanson assisted on the goal.

The home team to put the game away scored the next fourgoals.  Roger Leonard scored on thepower play at 15:52 of the second period. Kevin Bieksa would start the third period with a goal at 6:18.  Leonard would tally his second goal of theevening at 13:35 of the final period. Steve Brudzewski would score into the empty net for the final margin at19:25 of the third period. 

The Falcons were three of four on the power play for thegame while the â€Ã‚˜Cats were one of four. BGSU had 32 shots on goal to the â€Ã‚˜Cats 29.  Jordan Sigalet in goal for the second night in a row for theFalcons had 26 saves on the night. Craig Kowalski was in his familiar position in front of the net for theâ€Ã‚˜Cats as he registered 27 saves. 

NMU will be on the road again next weekend (Jan. 17-18) totake on the CCHA leading Ferris State University Bulldogs in Big Rapids, Mich.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director