|1st||12:30||BGS||1-0||EV||Lukas Craggs (1)||-|
|1st||12:50||BGS||2-0||EV||Lukas Craggs (2)||Justin Wells/1, Carson Musser/1|
|2nd||7:46||BGS||3-0||EV GW||Connor Ford (2)||Cameron Wright/2, Brandon Kruse/2|
|2nd||13:57||BGS||4-0||PP||Max Johnson (1)||Alec Rauhauser/4, Cameron Wright/3|
|2nd||16:00||MNS||1-4||EV EA||Zeb Knutson (3)||Daniel Brickley/5, Nicholas Rivera/2|
|2nd||16:53||MNS||2-4||PP||Nicholas Rivera (2)||Brad McClure/3, Jake Jaremko/3|
|3rd||18:50||BGS||5-2||EV EN||Brett D'Andrea (1)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (3-2-0)||1/8||7/14||0|
|Bowling Green (2-3-0)||1/6||10/31||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jason Pawloski (L, 1-2-0)||57:52||4||4||11||9||24|
|Bowling Green Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Ryan Bednard (W, 1-2-0)||60:00||2||8||8||10||26|
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Bowling Green State University hockey team avenged a loss to Minnesota State in the first game of their weekend series and downed the Mavericks 5-2 on Saturday night (Oct. 21). Lukas Craggs scored twice in the first period, while Connor Ford posted the game-winning goal. Max Johnson added his first collegiate goal, and Brett d'Andrea capped the game with an empty-netter for his first score of the season. The victory allowed BGSU to split the weekend series at the Slater Family Ice Arena. The Falcons are now 2-3-0 overall and 1-1-0 in WCHA play. The loss drops the Mavericks to 3-2-0 (1-1-0 WCHA). These two teams will meet again in Mankato, Minn. for a two-game weekend series on Nov. 17 and 18.
Just as Bowling Green's first power play of the night expired, Lukas Craggs scooped up a loose puck deep on Minnesota State's side of the ice. He took a wrist shot from the right circle, and the laser blazed high past Jason Pawloski. The score gave BGSU an early 1-0 lead with 7:30 left in the first period.
The Falcons put pressure back on the Mavericks immediately after the first goal. Justin Wells took a shot from the point that found traffic in front of the net, but Craggs deflected the shot with his stick past Pawloski for a second goal. The two-goal effort was good for his first two goals of the season and gave the Falcons a 2-0 lead at the 12:10 mark of the first period. Carson Musser also assisted.
Early in the second period, Cameron Wright went to the box to serve a five-minute major/game misconduct penalty for Craggs. BGSU had the puck in their offensive end when he came out of the box, and Connor Ford fed him at the line. Wright sent a drop pass back to Ford, who buried home a shot from the right circle for the 3-0 lead with 12:14 left in the second period. Brandon Kruse also received an assist on the play.
BGSU went on the power play with 7:50 left in the second period when Jake Jaremko was called for clashing. With just 13 seconds left in the man advantage, Max Johnson redirected an Alec Rauhauser shot from the point. It was the first collegiate goal for Johnson. Wright also assisted on the play.
The Falcons iced the game with 1:10 remaining on the clock when Brett D'Andrea sent the puck from three-quarters down the ice into an empty Mavericks net. The goal was his first of the season.
Craggs' two first period goals were his first goals of the 2017-18 season. The sophomore forward posted seven goals and three assists last season with the Falcons.
Freshman Connor Ford added his second career goal. The game-winner gave him scores in both of BGSU's victories so far this season; he also scored in BGSU's 4-1 win over Michigan State on Oct. 13.
Max Johnson had four assists in his first four games. Tonight, he finally earned his first career goal. The freshman hit a redirect to give BGSU a 4-0 lead in the second period. He is second on the team with five points.
Cameron Wright maintained his team lead with six points by notching two assists. He added the primary assist on Ford's game-winning goal and then took a secondary assist on Johnson's goal. In total, he now has three goals and three assists in five career games.
Justin Wells and Carson Musser assisted on Craggs' second goal. It was the first career assist and point for each.
Alec Rauhauser and Brandon Kruse provided the other assists tonight. Rauhauser has four assists this season and a two-year career total of 21. The assist for Kruse was his second of the season; he has a goal and two assists in five games.
D'Andrea scored his 15th career goal on the empty-netter. It was his first goal and point of the 2017-18 season.
BGSU continues to remain undefeated (13-0-2) when D'Andrea scores in his career.
Fifteen different Falcons took a shot in the game, led by four from Mitch McLain.
McLain also led the team with 13 faceoff victories in 25 attempts. He additionally contributed three blocks.
The Falcons outshot Minnesota State 29-28 after losing that battle 34-17 in the previous game.
The Falcons' penalty kill was 7-for-8 tonight after going 3-for-6 last night.
BGSU was 1-for-6 on the power play.
Bowling Green had an 18-9 edge in blocks and a 36-35 advantage in faceoffs.
Bowling Green returns to action with another weekend series at Slater Family Ice Arena next Friday (7:37 p.m.) and Saturday (7:07 p.m.) nights. The Falcons will host the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for both games. The Nanooks are currently 1-3-1 after an 0-1-1 series at home against Air Force, a two-game sweep at the hands of St. Cloud State, and a 6-2 victory over Alaska-Anchorage. The two Alaska schools will complete their home-and-home series later tonight.