Bowling Green hockey had a 2-1 lead going into the third period, but Sylvania Northview scored on three straight 5-on-3 power play goals to defeat the Bobcats, 5-2, in a Northwest Hockey Conference Red Division game at Bowling Green State University’s Slater Family Arena Sunday.
BG coach Connor Wongrowski said the Bobcats “controlled most of the game five versus five,” outshooting the Wildcats, 35-19. It was the second straight loss for BG after outshooting opponents.
“Very disappointing outcomes this weekend after controlling the majority of both games,” Wongrowski said.
It was both teams’ conference opener, while Northview improves to 4-2 overall and BG drops to 4-6-1.
BG forward Tanner Amos scored on assists from forward Cooper Feehan and defenseman Easton Schick just minutes and 45 seconds after the opening faceoff, and the goal held up as the Bobcats enjoyed a 1-0 lead after one period.
Northview center Drake Symbolik scored unassited with 10:35 remaining in the second period to tie the game at one goal apiece.
Amos scored his second goal on a power playwith 1:38 remaining in the second period, assisted by Schick and defenseman Caden Wisniewski to give the Bobcats its 2-1 lead.
In the third, BG was whistled for seven straight penalties, leading to a barrage of power play goals in succession for the Wildcats.
First, Symbolik got his second goal, tying the game at 2-2 with 10:49 remaining. He was assisted by right wing Tryston Harrell and Chase Bean on the first power play goal.
Harrell put Northview ahead for good on the second straight power play goal just one minute and six seconds later, assisted by Symbolik and Mason Crandell.
Symbolik completed his three-goal hat trick with the third straight power play goal just one minute and two seconds after Harrell’s score, giving the Wildcats a two-goal cushion. Symbolik was assisted by Crandell and right defenseman Landen Elliott.
Sam Himmel scored the Wildcats’ fifth goal with 1:34 remaining, assisted by Keegan Draper.
Rossford 51, Defiance 48
ROSSFORD — Rossford boys basketball defeated Defiance, 51-48, in overtime Saturday at George Wolfe Field House to improve to 2-1. For Defiance, it was their first loss in three games.
Jake Morrison scored 29 points to lead Rossford, hitting 9-of-14 shots, including 5-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc.
Brenden Revels and Derek Vorst scored nine points apiece and Brandon Swope added four points for Rossford.
Vorst had 10 rebounds, Morrison had eight, and Swope had five as Rossford held a 26-20 advantage off the glass. Swope had four assists and Garette Murphree had two, and Revels and Wes Ellison had two steals apiece.
As a team, Rossford was 15-for-37 (41%) from the field, 6-for-18 (33%) from downtown, and made 15-of-22 (68%) free throws. Rossford committed 16 turnovers to Defiance’s eight.
Defiance was 18-for-52 (35%) from the field, 4-for-26 (15%) from beyond the arc, and made 8-of-11 (73%) free throws.
Cayden Zachrich led Defiance with 25 points, including making 10-of-15 shots from the field, and Bradyn Shaw added 14 points.
Aidan Kiessling scored five points and David Jiminez and Isaac Schlatter scored two points each for Defiance. Kiessling had seven rebounds and Jiminez had four.
Shaw, Kiessling and Tyler Frederick had three assists each for Defiance and Jiminez and Javin Saldana had two assists each. Kiessling had three steals and Saldana had two.