2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Sophomore forward Max Johnson had two goals and two assists for the Falcons
Johnson Leads Bowling Green Past Northern Michigan, 6-1, In WCHA Semifinal Opener
Sophomore forward Max Johnson had two goals and two assists for the Falcons

MARQUETTE, Mich. - Northern Michigan University Hockey took on #15 Bowling Green State University in game one of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Semifinals but fell to the Falcons 6-1.


AN EVEN FIRST

The first period started and ended with the same 0-0 score as neither team was able to find the net through the first 20 minutes. Both teams got many shots on goal, with both also getting three power play opportunities but the teams stayed tied at 0-0 to end the first period.


SECOND PERIOD

BGSU struck first as they scored just 1:35 into the first period. They then added another goal four minutes later to go up 2-0.


FINAL PERIOD

The guests managed to put two more goals into the net to open the third period before the Wildcats were able to put a goal into the net 8:55 into the period. However, the #15 Falcons got two more goals in the net to get a 6-1 victory.


LOUGHRAN SCORES

Freshman Griffin Loughran (West Seneca, N.Y.) got the Wildcats on the board 8:55 into the third period to score his seventh goal of the season. Seniors Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Adam Rockwood (Coquitlam, B.C.) notched assists on the goal. For Loggins, it was his 17th of the year while Rockwood tallied his 27th.


UP NEXT

NMU returns Saturday night to take on BGSU in game two of the WCHA Semifinals. With a win, the Wildcats will force a game three on Sunday night.

Game Summary

Friday, March 15, 2019
WCHA Semifinals

6
1
Game statistics
42 Shots 27
2 / 8 Power Plays 0 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 8 / 27
24-9-5 Records 21-15-2
GOAL SCORERS
Bowling Green Northern Michigan
Max Johnson (18)
2nd/1:35
Adam Smith (3)
2nd/5:42  GW
Brandon Kruse (9)
3rd/0:30 PP
Connor Ford (16)
3rd/1:23 PP
Griffin Loughran (7)
3rd/8:55
Max Johnson (19)
3rd/11:12
Cameron Wright (9)
3rd/19:54
GOALTENDERS
Bowling Green Northern Michigan
Ryan Bednard
60:00, 26 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 19-6-4)
Atte Tolvanen
60:00, 36 Saves, 6 GA
(L, 21-15-2)