Bowling Green Clipped By Ohio State, 5-4
Senior defenseman Sean Walker has goal and assist for Falcons

Senior defenseman Sean Walker had a goal and an assist for the Falcons
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:10  OSU1-0 EV Ronnie Hein (2)John Wiitala/1, Matt Joyaux/2
1st 3:23  BGS1-1 PP Matt Pohlkamp (1)Alec Rauhauser/1, Mark Friedman/1
1st 10:37  OSU2-1 EV Kevin Miller (1)Brendon Kearney/1, Dakota Joshua/3
2nd 4:02  OSU3-1 PP Mason Jobst (1)Tanner Laczynski/3, Josh Healey/2
2nd 5:37  BGS2-3 PP Matt Pohlkamp (2)Mitchell McLain/1, Mark Friedman/2
2nd 14:07  BGS3-3 PP Sean Walker (3)Brett D'Andrea/2, Kevin Dufour/3
2nd 16:10  BGS4-3 EV Frédéric Létourneau (1)Sean Walker/2
3rd 0:34  OSU4-4 PP Nick Schilkey (2)Matt Joyaux/3, Matthew Weis/2
3rd 9:38  OSU5-4 PP GW Tanner Laczynski (1)Mason Jobst/1, Dakota Joshua/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ohio State  2125
Bowling Green  1304
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ohio State  571022
Bowling Green  1311832
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ohio State (2-0-2)  3/5 8/16 0
Bowling Green (0-4-1)  3/7 6/12 0
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Tomkins (W, 1-0-2)60:004 128828
Bowling Green Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chris Nell (L, 0-3-1)58:015 36817
Empty Net1:590     

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Bowling Green State University hockey team benefited from three power play goals and rallied from a two-goal deficit to take a second-period lead, but Ohio State produced a two-goal rally of their own in the third to defeat the Falcons 5-4 at the BGSU Ice Arena on Friday, Oct. 21. Matt Pohlkamp earned his third career two-goal game, Sean Walker scored for the third game in a row, and Frederic Letourneau scored his first career goal in the defeat.

"I thought our compete level was good and in the ebs and flows of the game, I thought our guys figuratively gave some punches and took some punches," Bowling Green hockey head coach Chris Bergeron said. "It was a back-and-forth game, but we need to execute better, specifically in zone on the power play. Last weekend it was forecheck, but tonight it was in the zone."

Scoring came early and often in this non-conference tilt against the No. 19 Buckeyes, and it was Ohio State who broke the seal. Ronnie Hein took a shot that goaltender Chris Nell saved as the first minute expired. BGSU tried to clear the rebound, but Hein found the puck again in the slot and sent it home at the 1:10 mark for a 1-0 lead.

One of the reasons for the scoring flurry was the success both teams had with a man advantage. Bowling Green showed a newfound ability to convert on the power play early, and it helped them tie the game. OSU's Dakota Joshua was called for boarding at the 2:49 mark of the first, and just 34 seconds later, Alec Rauhauser found Matt Pohlkamp from the slot, and Pohlkamp tipped the puck past Matt Tomkins to even the game 1-1.

BGSU controlled offensive play for much of the first period and held a 13-5 edge in shots after 20 minutes, but it did not play out on the scoreboard. Kevin Miller scored an even-strength goal for the Buckeyes midway through the first, and OSU held the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

Ohio State scored again early in the second period to take a two-goal lead. Jacob Dalton was called for hooking just 2:29 into the frame, and Mason Jobst scored OSU's first power play goal of the night with 27 seconds left in the advantage.

The Falcons wasted no time in cutting the lead in half thanks to another chance with an extra man. Almost immediately after OSU's third goal, Brendon Kearney was sent off for roughing. Pohlkamp lit the lamp for the second time after 49 seconds of power play. Mitch McLain found Pohlkamp all by himself in front of Tomkins, and Matt did not miss. His two goals in this game were the first two of the season for him, and it was his third career two-goal game.

Bowling Green's next power play opportunity was just as successful. Drew Brevig went to the box for interference at the 13:23 mark, and the Falcons scored again just 44 seconds later. This time, Sean Walker sent a screamer from the blue line past Tomkins to even the score at three. Walker has found the net for three straight games, the best stretch of his career.

Two minutes later, Walker earned his second point of the night with an assist that helped BGSU take a 4-3 lead. His pass found Frederic Letourneau, who sent a laser from the left circle into the net for his first collegiate goal. It was BGSU's third straight goal of the second and first even-strength score of the night, and the Falcons ended the second with a 4-3 lead.

However, Ohio State saved their best on the power play for the third period. The Buckeyes carried over a man advantage from the second frame and scored 34 seconds into the third with a goal from Nick Schilkey. Midway through the period, Tanner Laczynski also scored on a power play for a 5-4 lead.

BGSU took eight shots in the third period, but none of them could get past Tomkins as the Buckeyes captured the victory.

Bowling Green completed the game with a 32-22 edge in shots, the most for the team in five games this season. The Falcons were also 3-for-7 on the power play. Entering the night, BGSU had been just 2-for-33 with the man advantage in the first four games. Ohio State was 3-for-5 on the power play. This was the first BGSU game since Feb. 26, 2005 in which both teams scored three or more times on the power play.

Mark Friedman helped the cause with two assists to mark his first multi-point game of the season. It was the fifth multi-assist game and eighth multi-point game of his career. Mitch McLain and Alec Rauhauser each had their first assists of the season. With a goal and assist, Walker now leads the Falcons with five points, while Pohlkamp's two goals give him four.

BGSU is now 0-4-1 thus far in the 2016-17 season, while Ohio State improves to 2-0-2. The two will meet again at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Columbus, Ohio.