NEBRASKA OMAHA TIES QUINNIPIAC, 2-2
Sophomore forward Ryan Walters scores game-tying goal for Mavericks
OMAHA, Neb. - Ryan Walters scored midway through the third period to help the UNO Mavericks to a 2-2 tie with Quinnipiac on Friday night at the CenturyLink Center. The game was the opener of their non-conference series.
The Mavericks are now 9-8-4 on the year while the Bobcats are 11-6-4. The two teams finish the series on Saturday afternoon with a special 2:07 p.m. faceoff.
On the game-tying goal, Zahn Raubenheimer held the puck at the right wing hash marks and fired a shot that caromed off a defender right to Walters on the left wing. He picked his spot before firing home his seventh goal of the year past a sprawling Eric Hartzell.
The Bobcats opened the scoring at 8:39. Jeremy Langlois broke down the left wing and flipped a pass to Russell Goodman who fired a shot past a helpless John Faulkner.
UNO tied the game late in the period. Johnnie Searfoss and Brent Gwidt worked a nifty give-and-go through the neutral zone. Searfoss then threw the puck to a wide open Gwidt who flipped home his fourth of the year, a new career high.
Quinnipiac regained the lead late in the second period. On a three-on-two rush, Yuri Bouharevich took a pass from Connor Jones and snapped in a shot off the post for his fifth goal of the year.
The Mavericks outshot the Bobcats 36-22.