2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Junior forward Lukas Craggs scored the game-winning goal for the Falcons
Bowling Green Clips Alabama Huntsville, 2-1, To Sweep Weekend Series
Junior forward Lukas Craggs scored the game-winning goal for the Falcons

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision to No. 12 Bowling Green on Sunday afternoon in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series finale at the Von Braun Center. UAH dips to 1-13-0 (1-7-0 WCHA), while BGSU rises to 10-3-2 (5-2-1 WCHA).

Turning Point

- After both teams were knotted at 1-1 through the second period, an early tally in the first minute of the first period by Lukas Craggs proved to be the difference-maker for the Falcons as BGSU went on to win the contest 2-1.

Scoring Breakdown

- Bowling Green was first on the board for the second night in a row as Casey Linkenheld scored for the visitors at the 11:05 mark to give the Falcons the early lead.

- The game knotted up at the 13:40 mark when Bowling Green errantly sent a puck into its own net on a delayed penalty with an empty goal. Jack Jeffers was credited with the tally on the play. - After a full scoreless second, Bowling green pulled ahead 48 seconds into the third period on Craggs' marker which brought the game to its 2-1 final.

Inside the Box Score

- UAH totaled 14 shots on goal on the day, led by Connor James with three shots saved.

- Both Christian Rajic and Jeffers each had two shots on goal.

- The Chargers went 21-for-41 in the face-off circle overall on the day.

- Jake Theut took the loss in goal, totaling 35 saves in his time between the pipes.

- UAH held BGSU to zero goals in a pair of power-play chances.


- Jeffers' fourth goal of the season leads the Chargers, and he's now in a three-way tie for the team lead in points with five (4g-1a).

- Jeffers has at least one point in three of the past four games now.

- Theut has allowed two goals or fewer in back-to-back starts, and owns at least 30 saves in five consecutive contests.

Next Time Out

- UAH hits the road to rival Bemidji State next Friday and Saturday to continue WCHA play.

Game Summary

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Game statistics
37 Shots 14
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 3
3 / 6 PIM 2 / 4
10-3-2 Records 1-13-0
Bowling Green Alabama Huntsville
Casey Linkenheld (4)
Jack Jeffers (4)
1st/13:40  EN
Lukas Craggs (9)
3rd/0:48  GW
Bowling Green Alabama Huntsville
Eric Dop
59:37, 13 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 1-1-1)

Empty Net
0:23, 1 GA
Jake Theut
58:13, 35 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 0-5-0)

Empty Net
1:47, 0 GA