|1st||0:46||BGS||1-0||EV||Kevin Dufour (4)||-|
|1st||6:31||AKA||1-1||EV||Alex Jackstadt (1)||Cam Amantea/1, Tanner Johnson/1|
|2nd||6:48||AKA||2-1||EV||Nicolas Erb-Ekholm (1)||Nathan Renouf/3, Jarrett Brown/3|
|2nd||7:06||BGS||2-2||EV||Brett D'Andrea (4)||Chris Pohlkamp/3, Sean Walker/5|
|2nd||18:44||BGS||3-2||PP||Sean Walker (5)||Brett D'Andrea/4, Pierre-Luc Mercier/3|
|3rd||0:10||AKA||3-3||EV GT||Matt Anholt (3)||Tad Kozun/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Alaska Anchorage (1-10-2)||0/5||6/12||0|
|Bowling Green (6-7-2)||1/6||5/10||0|
|Alaska Anchorage Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Olivier Mantha (T, 1-8-2)||64:44||3||7||9||9||3||28|
|Bowling Green Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Chris Nell (T, 6-5-2)||65:00||3||7||5||5||2||19|
BOWLING GREEN, Oh. - Mitch McLain scored 1:17 into the three-on-three overtime period to give the Falcons the bonus point as the Bowling Green State University hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves on Saturday night at the BGSU Ice Arena. The Falcons are now 6-1-1 in their last eight games.
Bowling Green's offense won the opening face-off and quickly put a number on the scoreboard. In the first minute, Kevin Dufour stole a loose puck and turned it into a breakaway. He sent a laser from the left circle past Olivier Mantha's stick side for a 1-0 lead. The unassisted goal came 46 seconds into the first period.
The Seawolves were not satisfied to be down a goal and evened the score less than six minutes later. Alex Jackstadt won a scramble for the puck in front of Chris Nell and tapped it past the goal line for the 1-1 tie. Cam Amantea and Tanner Johnson provided the assists.
Much of the second half of the opening frame featured both teams attempting to take advantage of power plays. The Falcons had the first chance at the 12:53 mark of the first, but that ended when Dufour went to the box for hooking 30 seconds later.
BGSU killed off the Dufour penalty and had a second power play opportunity at the end of the first. However, the Falcons could not capitalize, and the teams went to intermission tied 1-1.
Alaska-Anchorage took their first and only lead of the night at the 6:48 mark of the second when Nicolas Erb-Ekholm slid a one-timer past Nell. That lead lasted only 18 seconds.
Following the Seawolves' goal, BGSU won the faceoff and worked the puck into their offensive zone. Sean Walker sent it to Chris Pohlkamp, who took a shot at the net. Brett D'Andrea redirected it past Mantha at the 7:06 mark to tie the game at two.
Bowling Green managed to keep the score tied despite two Alaska-Anchorage power plays late in the period. To that point, the teams were a combined 0-for-7 with a man advantage, but the Falcons finally ended the goose-egg on their final power play of the second.
With 2:14 left in the frame, Nathan Renouf was called for hooking. Sean Walker sent a rocket past Mantha from near the blue line halfway through the power play for a 3-2 lead. D'Andrea earned his second point of the night with an assist; Pierre-Luc Mercier also assisted on the play.
Matt Anholt lit the lamp for the Seawolves ten seconds into the third period to knot the score once again. The scoreboard remained at 3-3 for the rest of the period and through the five minute five-on-five overtime period. At that point, the game was officially declared a tie.
To break the deadlock for WCHA purposes, the teams followed the first overtime with five minutes of three-on-three hockey. The Falcons lost the faceoff to begin the second overtime, and Renouf sent a shot that went wide of the goal. Bowling Green then took control.
Matt Pohlkamp and Mark Friedman both barely missed with great looks at Mantha. Finally, Mitch McLain was able to snake the puck into the back of the net with an assist from Matt Pohlkamp for the go-ahead goal. As a result, BGSU earns two points to the Seawolves' one for the game.
Bowling Green out-shot Alaska-Anchorage 34 to 22 and was 1-for-6 on the power play. The Falcon defense had nine blocked shots, while the team was 39-27 on faceoffs.
Dufour scored a point for the fifth straight game and has four goals and two assists in that time. McLain's goal was his team-leading eighth of the season, and he also leads the team with 16 points. Walker and D'Andrea each had a goal and an assist for their second multi-point games of the season.
BGSU is now 6-7-2 overall and 5-3-1-1 in WCHA play. They have 17 league points and have moved into sole possession of third place. The Seawolves are 1-10-2 overall and 0-5-2-1 in the WCHA. The final game of the weekend series will take place on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7:05 p.m. in the BGSU Ice Arena.