BGHS hockey defeats Northview (2-8-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Saturday, 08 February 2014 23:57

SYLVANIA — Bowling Green clinched no worse than a tie for second place in the Northwest Hockey Conference Red Division Saturday with a 3-2 win over eighth-ranked Northview at Tam-O-Shanter.
The Bobcats finished 5-3 in the NHC and can still win or tie for the division championship.
St. John’s is 4-1-1 and has remaining games against St. Francis and Findlay next weekend. St. Francis is 4-3.
Northview is 12-13-1, 3-5.
The win was the sixth straight for BG, 16-9-1 overall.
Five of the six victories have come by one goal, and the sixth was a two-goal game that saw the two-goal margin come on an empty-net goal with just over a minute to play.
Northview out-shot BG by a 29-22 margin.

“I wasn’t really pleased with our first period, but we’re finding ways to win and we’re doing little things that enable us to win,” said BG coach Dan DeWitt, whose team received votes in this week’s state poll.
“But we do have to get better, though, because that will come back to haunt us in the long run.”
BG won the special teams as it scored on its only power-play attempt, and held Northview to 0-of-2 with the extra man.
The Bobcats took just three penalties in the game.
“Little things like that add up and make a difference in close games,” DeWitt said.
BG scored once in the second period and twice in the third period to build a 3-1 lead after falling behind 1-0.
Phillip Rich’s power-play goal tied the game 1-1 at 7:48 of the second period.
The Bobcats increased the lead to 3-1 in the third period on goals from Jeremy Chambers at 4:02 and Brock Powers 30 seconds later.
Northview closed to within one goal with 5:56 remaining, but BG held on.
BG’s Tanner Fausnaugh made 26 saves, including a point-blank stop in the final minute of the game.
The Bobcats’ winning record in the NHC is their first since 2005 when they were 8-2.


BGHS    0    1    2    —3
NORTHVIEW    1    0    1    —2
Scoring: 1, NO Estrel (Koback, Pierson) 5:34.
Scoring:  2, BG Rich (Mankowski, Costic) 7:48 (pp).
Scoring: 3, BG Chambers (unassisted) 4:02. 4, BG Powers (Costic, Mankowski) 4:32. 5, NO Estrel (Mustapha) 9:04.
Fausnaugh, BG    7    9    10    —26    
Marsh, NO    4    5    10    —19
Goalie statistics (goals against/minutes played): (BG) Fausnaugh 2/45; (NO) 3/44:13, Empty net 0/0:47.
Penalties-Minutes: BG 3-6 NO 2-4.
Power plays: BG 1-1, NO 0-2.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:25

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