PLYMOUTH, Mich. - The No. 8 Bowling Green State University hockey team took on the USA Hockey U-18 team in Plymouth, Mich. on Monday night (Jan. 11) in an exhibition game that ended in a 5-1 final, favoring USA Hockey. Cameron Wright scored the lone goal of the night for the Falcons while Brett Rich got the start between the pipes. Rich was relieved by Zack Rose in the second period. For the Orange and Brown, all 25 skaters saw action in the game as well. The Falcons will now transition back to Slater Family Ice Arena with a non-conference series against Northern Michigan this coming weekend.
Next Home Game: The Falcons will back at the Slater Family Ice Arena on Jan. 15 for the first of a two-game set against Northern Michigan that will be a non-conference series. The game will also be streamed on FloHockey.
- In the first period the USA Hockey U-18 team took an early lead with a goal from Dylan Duke, seeing assists from Luke Hughes and Sasha Pastujov.
- Cameron Wright was able to tie it up for Bowling Green with a goal in the first period with an assist coming from Max Johnson on the score.
- The second period began with a power play for USA Hockey that resulted in their second goal of the game. Luke Hughes was the one to net the puck with an assist from Pastujov.
- The U-18 team quickly added to their score with another goal less than 20 seconds later. Justin Janicke scored the goal with an assist from Liam Gilmartin.
- In the third period USA Hockey added another score with Rutger McGroarty netting the puck with an assist from Jacob Martin.
- The U-18 team added another goal in the third period, this one from Jack Hughes with assists from Pastujov and Ethan Straky.
Notes From The Action
- The Falcons dressed everyone for the game against the U-18 team with all of the skaters seeing action as well as two goalies. Eric Dop received the game off after starting both games against Bemidji State this past weekend.
- Brett Rich, native of Bowling Green, Ohio, got the start for the Falcons in net, logging five saves in the first period before being replaced by Zack Rose in the second period.
- Despite the score, the Falcons led Shots on Goal for the game by a margin of 28-27 while also holding USA Hockey to just one power play goal on four opportunities.
- Bowling Green will also play against Northern Michigan next weekend on Jan. 15 and 16 in a non-conference series. Both games are set for 7:07 p.m. puck drops and will be available to stream on FloHockey.