MEN’S HOCKEY: Shorthanded scores, 3-goal 3rd doom Beavers against BGSU
After taking a 1-0 lead over Bowling Green, the Beavers gave up two consecutive shorthanded goals. They got one back on a power-play score by Kyle Looft, but BGSU scored twice more down the stretch.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The power play giveth, and the power play taketh away.
The Bemidji State men’s hockey team experienced both sides of that coin on Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio. After taking a 1-0 lead over Bowling Green, the Beavers gave up two consecutive shorthanded goals, falling into a 2-1 hole. They got one back on a power-play score by Kyle Looft, but BGSU scored twice more down the stretch to win 4-2.
Adam Flammang got BSU (9-7-5, 7-3-3 CCHA) on the board first with his score at 7:17 in the first period, but Quinn Emerson countered with the Falcons’ first shortie at 4:06 in the second. Jaden Grant gave Bowling Green (13-12-0, 10-7-0 CCHA) the lead with another 4-on-5 goal at 8:28 in the third, but Looft countered with his man-advantage strike at 9:39.
Even strength favored the Falcons down the stretch, though. Ryan O’Hara scored at 15:32 to give BGSU a 3-2 advantage, then Taylor Schneider netted an empty-netter at 20:00 to seal the final margin.
Mattias Sholl stopped 33 shots in net for Bemidji State, while Bowling Green’s Christian Stoever stopped 26.
The Beavers return to action against the Falcons at 6:07 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, back in Bowling Green.
Bowling Green 4, Bemidji State 2
BSU 1 0 1 -- 2
BGSU 0 1 3 -- 4
First period -- 1, BSU GOAL, Flammang (Roed, Rosén), 7:17.
Second period -- 2, BGSU GOAL, Emerson (unassisted), 4:06, SH.
Third period -- 3, BGSU GOAL, Grant (Emerson), 8:28, SH; 4, BSU GOAL, Looft (Rosén, Pickering), 9:39, PP; 5, BGSU GOAL, O’Hara (Swankler, Wozney), 15:32; 6, BGSU GOAL, Schneider (Barber), 20:00, EN.
Saves -- Sholl (BSU) 33; Stoever (BGSU) 26.