|Falcons lose lead, but still tie Alaska-Anchorage (2-14-14)|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:35|
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bowling Green couldn’t hold another lead Friday night.
But the Falcons still earned a point.
BG held a two-goal with 15 minutes to play, but only managed a 2-2 overtime tie against Alaska-Anchorage.
The tie enabled BG and UAA to tie Michigan Tech for third place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
All three teams have 24 points in 23 games. BOX SCORE
Tech was a 7-3 loser at home to Alaska (Fairbanks). The Nanooks are sixth with 22 points in 23 games.
All four teams have five WCHA games to play.
UAA earned the tie on Scott Allen’s goal with just 8:11 remaining.
Jordan Kwas brought the Seawolves within one goal when he scored with 14:04 to play in the third period.
“It’s disappointing to lose the lead, but they came at us hard and they’re a good team,” BG coach Chris Bergeron said. “We made some mistakes on their goals, but give them credit because they took advantage of their opportunities.
“After they tied the game, I thought we came back and played OK, but I wish we could have played better when it was 2-1.”
The Falcons built a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals from Kevin Dufour at 4:04 and Cam Wojtala at 18:02.
Adam Berkle assisted on Wojtala’s goal, giving him a point in five straight games. He has three goals and three assists in that span.
“We played well in the first period,” Bergeron said. “We got a couple of turnovers and capitalized on our chances.”
UAA held a 32-25 edge in shots in the game, including a 21-11 margin over the second and third periods.
The Falcons had the only four shots in overtime.
“I didn’t like our second period. I was disappointed in that,” Bergeron said. “They made a pretty good push.”
BG’s Tommy Burke made 30 saves, while UAA’s Rob Gunderson stopped 23 shots.
The Falcons are 13-12-6 overall and 10-9-4 in the WCHA, but they’re only 1-3-1 in their last five games.
UAA is 14-11-4, 10-9-4.
The top eight teams in the WCHA qualify for the playoffs, with the top four teams hosting quarterfinal series.
The BG-UAA and Tech-Alaska series both conclude tonight.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2014 06:42|
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