PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Bowling Green State University hockey team came away with a 6-3 win over Robert Morris on Tuesday night (Dec. 1), moving the team to 3-0 now on the young season. The 3-0 start is the best for the Falcons since they opened the 1996-97 season with a 5-0 record. The Falcons saw six different players score their six goals in the victory over the Colonials with nine different players logging a point. Cameron Wright led the way on the score sheet with a four-point outing. Eric Dop stood in goal for the Falcons, picking up his second win of the season after registering 15 saves.
Next Home Game: The Falcons will return to the Slater Family Ice Arena on Saturday Dec. 5 to host Mercyhurst with a 1:30 p.m. start. The game will serve as the first of a home-and-home with Mercyhurst.
- The first score of the game came off the stick of Robert Morris' Randy Hernandez on a breakaway goal that slipped under Eric Dop's pads.
- The Colonials quickly added a second score, coming less than 15 seconds later. This goal came from Justin Addamo. Jordan Timmons and Grant Hebert had the assists.
- On the Falcons' third power play of the game, coming in the first period, Cameron Wright was able to net a score to cut the deficit in half. The score marked Wright's second goal of the season with assists coming from Will Cullen and Tim Theocharidis.
- Shortly into the five-minute power play after the major penalty, Will Cullen tallied his second point of the night and first goal of the season. The score came with 13 seconds remaining in the first period and tied it up heading to the break. Cameron Wright was on the assist along with Taylor Schneider.
- In the second period, the Falcons kept the scoring going with a goal from Brandon Kruse, his second of the season. Cameron Wright had the first assist, his second of the night and third point, while Carson Musser had the second assist.
- The Falcons weren't done yet. Connor Ford, the Pittsburgh native, added an insurance goal for Bowling Green, his second of the year. Assists were given to Gavin Gould, his second of the year, and Carson Musser, his second of the game.
- Before the end of the second period the Colonials added another score, this one from Roman Kraemer with an assist from Nick Jenny.
- After logging an assist on an earlier goal, Tim Theocharidis was able to net a score of his own on the power play, his first of the season. Assists on the goal came from Will Cullen and Cameron Wright.
- With Robert Morris on the power play and with an empty net for the 6-on-4 advantage, Justin Wells flicked the puck the length of the ice for a short-handed goal, his first score of the season and third of his career.
Other Key Plays
- Early in the first period, Robert Morris saw one of their forwards, Justin Addamo who had scored their second goal, head to the locker room early after a game misconduct and five-minute major penalty. Beginning with a minute left in the first period, the Falcons tied the game up before the break on the power play that resulted from the major penalty.
Falcon Stat Facts
- Both Will Cullen and Cameron Wright tallied two points in the first period, both registering a goal and an assist. The multiple-point game was the first for both players this season while Cullen now has six in his career and Wright with 19.
- Wright then tallied two more assists on the night for four points total. The game marked his second four-point performance of his career. It also goes down as his fifth career multiple-assist game.
- Cullen also added another assist later in the game, logging his first three-point game of his career and third multiple-assist game over his tenure in the Orange and Brown.
- With two assists in the game, Carson Musser registered his first career multiple-point game for the Falcons.
- With a goal and an assist, Tim Theocharidis logged his first multiple-point effort of the season and fourth of his career.
- With a goal in the second period, Brandon Kruse moved his career point total to 113, tying Jonathan Matsumoto for 57th all-time in program history.
- The win moves the Falcons to 3-0 on the season, the first time they've started a season with three straight wins since the 1996-97 campaign.
- Dating back to last season, the Falcons are now riding an 11-game unbeaten streak as well as a nine-game win streak. The streak is the longest since Bowling Green strung together 16 straight wins during the 1986-87 season.
"We are excited to be able to go on the road and get a win against a good team in Robert Morris. It wasn't our best start, but that created the opportunity to battle through a deficit down 2-0. It was nice to see us score two goals late in the first to get out of the period tied 2-2 and then we went on from there. Our penalty kill was outstanding going 7-for-7 and we saw contributions from a lot of guys. It was a bit of an odd game, starting the second period with a four-minute power play and having a lot of power plays both ways, but we were able to limit their opportunities in the third and get the win.
Next up on the schedule for the Falcons will be a home-and-home series with Mercyhurst this coming weekend. Bowling Green will host the first contest on Saturday (Dec. 5) for a 1:30 p.m. start before traveling to Erie, Pa. for the second game on Sunday (Dec. 6) set for a 3:00 p.m. puck drop.