BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Bowling Green State University hockey team bested the Ferris State Bulldogs on Friday night (Feb. 21), taking the victory by a final score of 6-1. With a two-goal lead in the second period, the Orange and Brown rattled off three goals in less than two minutes to extend their lead and secure the eventual win. On the scoring end, the Falcons were paced by Cameron Wright who was able to net two goals on the night. Wright was just one of five players to put up a multiple-point effort for the Falcons on the night. The win moves Bowling Green's record to 16-13-4 on the season while being 11-10-4-3 in WCHA play.
- The scoring started in the first period for the Falcons just before the halfway point with Wright scoring his first goal of the game, being assisted by Taylor Schneider and Alec Rauhauser.
- Before the period break, Bowling Green tacked on another score, this one coming from freshman Adam Conquest with a lone assist from Max Johnson.
- Early in the second period the Falcons continue to add to their lead, seeing a goal from Justin Wells. He was set up by Evan Dougherty and Adam Pitters on the score.
- Just over a minute later Will Cullen added the fourth goal of the night by the Falcons. Rauhauser tallied his second assist of the game while Alex Barber had his first.
- Only 19 seconds later, Schneider put another notch in the goal column, being assisted by Sam Craggs.
- Before the end of the second period, Bowling Green pushed their lead a goal further with Wright scoring his second goal of the game. Frederic Letourneau picked up the primary assist with the secondary going to Cullen.
- With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Ferris State broke the shutout bid by the Falcons with Brenden MacLaren scoring with an assist from Jake Willets and Jason Brancheau.
Other Key Plays
- After the Falcons tallied their fifth goal of the game in the second period, Ferris State made a switch between the pipes, subbing in Roni Salmenkanga for Austin Shaw. Shaw allowed five goals with nine saves over 25:25 while Salmenkanga allowed just one with 16 saves over 34:12.
- Bowling Green was able to kill off all the power play attempts for the Bulldogs, stopping two in the second and one in the third after a penalty-free first period.
Falcon Stat Facts
- Wright's power play goal was the 38th power play goal of the year for Bowling Green, adding to the highest power play goal total in the nation.
- With the two goals on the night, Wright now has 19 on the season, needing just one more score to become the Falcons' first 20-goal scorer since Derek Whitmore hit the mark in 2007-08 with 27 goals.
- Scoring the third goal of the night for the Falcons, Wells put his first tally of the season in the goal column.
- With two assists, Rauhauser had his 16th career game with multiple assists, the highest total on the team. Johnson also tallied two assists for his first multiple assist game of the season.
- The two assists for Rauhauser also moved his career point total to 119, placing him in a tie with fellow defensemen Brian McKee in the record book for career points at 53rd all-time.
- As for Johnson, his two assists pushed his career total to 91 points, becoming the third player on the current roster with 90 or more career points, joining Rauhauser with 119 and Brandon Kruse with 99.
- Schneider and Cullen also tallied multiple points with each scoring a goal and assisting on another. For Scheinder it was his third multiple point game of the season, and his career. As for Cullen, it marked his third of the season as well, but fifth of his career.
- Schneider's second period goal was the 100th goal of the season for the Falcons.
- Dop had 20 saves in goal for the Orange and Brown, marking his sixth consecutive start with 20 or more saves.
- Bowling Green will return to the Slater Family Ice Arena for their regular season home finale tomorrow night to host Ferris State. The game is set for a 7:07 p.m. puck drop with Saturday's game being the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Falcon Hockey as well as Senior Night and SicSic Reveal.