|October 29, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|#17 Bemidji State||1||0||1||2|
|1||19:54.0||BSU||Martin, Eric (Johnson, Brad , Zmolek, Will)|
|2||01:21||BGU||Collin, Chrystopher (Craggs, Sam , Schneider, Taylor)|
|2||19:43.5||BGU||Norris, Coale (Burke, Nathan , Swankler, Austen)|
|3||03:49||BGU||Collin, Chrystopher (Schneider, Taylor , Parker, Eric)|
|3||07:12||BSU||Somoza, Ethan (Looft, Kyle )|
|Shots on Goal||22||40|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- The Bemidji State University men's hockey team held a 40-22 edge in shots on goal Friday but ran into a hot goaltender as the Bowling Green State University's Zack Rose turned aside 38 shots to propel the Falcons to a 3-2 victory over the Beavers to begin the Central Collegiate Hockey Association series.
The Beavers opened the game with a dominant first period of play. BSU outshot the Falcons 16-5 in the frame and got four power-play opportunities. With just six seconds left in the period, Eric Martin was on the back door during one of those chances to collect and deposit a rebound off a Brad Johnson laser to put the Beavers up 1-0 at the first intermission.
Bowling Green flipped the script in the second period. The Falcons bookended the period with goals to take a 2-1lead into the third period. Christopher Collin evened the score at the 1:21 mark of the period, while Coale Norris found the back of the net at the 19:44 mark.
Mattias Sholl was in net for the Beavers. While he stopped 19 shots in 58:28 of play, he surrendered three even-strength goals and was tagged with his first collegiate loss. The freshman moves to 2-1-0 in his young career.
Bemidji State, now 3-4-0 overall and 2-1-0 in CCHA play, will attempt to even its record and salvage a series split tomorrow when the Beavers host the Falcons in the league series finale. Opening faceoff is set for 6:07 p.m. at Sanford Center.
More to come...