BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The No. 13 Bowling Green State University hockey team tied Alabama Huntsville 2-2 Saturday (Dec. 7) night, taking the extra conference point in double overtime thanks to a Max Johnson goal. After a 9-3 routing last night in favor of the Falcons, the Chargers fought for all of regulation and forced double overtime. Along with scoring the final goal to give BGSU the second point, Johnson also opened the scoring column for BG, netting the first goal of the game in the first period. Connor Ford also scored for the Falcons which included an assist from Johnson. In his second collegiate start Zack Rose made 20 saves en route to his first victory in front of the BG net. Bowling Green will play again next weekend at Lake Superior State in a WCHA contest before taking a short break.
- Johnson got things started for BG scoring at the 17:43 mark, seeing assists from Taylor Schneider and Justin Wells on the goal.
- UAH quickly answered with a goal less than two minutes later at 19:00 with a goal from Jack Jeffers that was assisted by Tyr Thompson.
- Christian Rajic scored the Chargers second goal giving Alabama Huntsville a 2-1 lead at the 6:20 mark of the second period.
- Ford finished off the scoring for the second period, evening the game at two with a power play goal at 17:52. Alec Rauhauser and Johnson picked up the assists.
- Johnson broke the tie in favor of BG, scoring the game's final goal in the second overtime period at 3:42. Goaltender Zack Rose and Schnieder picked up assists.
Falcon Stat Facts
- Johnson both started and finished it for BGSU, scoring the first and last goals of the night. Johnson also recorded an assist for the Falcons.
- Ford scored his eighth goal of the season for the Falcons, having now scored at least one point in eight of the last nine games.
- Fresh off a three assist game last night, Rauhauser picked up another one tonight, increasing his team lead to 18 points on the season.
- Wells picked up his second point of the campaign with an assist on the first goal of the game. Tonight marks his first point since BG's second game of the season against RIT when he also added an assist.
- In his second collegiate start BGSU netminder Zack Rose earned his first collegiate win making 20 saves. Rose was just one save shy of tying his career high which was 21 against Michigan Tech which was also his first collegiate start.
- With Rose picking up the assist on the final goal of the game, both he and fellow goaltender Eric Dop have picked up assists on the season.
- The Falcon penalty kill posted a perfect tally on the weekend holding UAH to 0-7, including 0-5 tonight.
- After posting 55 shots on goal a night ago, Bowling Green finished with the second highest total of the season with 43 shots on goal.
The Falcons will have one more WCHA series before a brief hiatus, traveling to face Lake Superior State next weekend on Dec. 13 and 14. Both games are set for 7:07 p.m. puck drops.