|January 15, 2022||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|3||04:20||BG||Norris, Coale (Dougherty, Evan , Chicoine, Gabriel)|
|3||05:51||BSU||Sillinger, Owen (Zmolek, Will , Rosen, Elias)|
|3||18:06||BSU||Rosen, Elias (Sillinger, Lukas , Ierullo, Alex)|
|Shots on Goal||35||23|
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Down 2-0 early in the third period, the Bemidji State University men’s hockey team attempted a comeback against Bowling Green State University Saturday night in Central Collegiate Hockey Association play. Senior Owen Sillinger scored 5:51 into the final period and junior Elias Rosén scored with 1:54 left to send the game into overtime but the Falcons netted the game-winning overtime goal for the 3-2 victory.
Sillinger recorded his 100th career point with his goal in the third period to become the seventh player at Bemidji State to reach the 100-point milestone in the Division I era.
The Beavers earned one point in the CCHA standings with the overtime loss and continue to hold second place in the standings with 34 points (13-11-0, 11-5-0 CCHA).
Bowling Green jumped in front early in the game when Coale Norris scored an unassisted game just 3:27 after the first puck drop. The Beavers tightened their defenses after the goal and held the Falcons off of the scoreboard for the next 40 minutes but their offense struggled to break through BGSU’s defenses for the game-tying goal.
After the first two periods, Bowling Green clung onto the one-goal lead but just 5:51 into the third period, Norris scored his second goal of the game to put the Falcons up two. However, just 1:31 later, Sillinger found space between the dots and one-timed a pass from Will Zmolek that beat Falcons goaltender Christian Stoever for his 100th career point. The goal was the 46th of his career and 12th of the season for Sillinger. The Beavers weren’t finished there and with goaltender Mattias Sholl pulled for the extra skater and on a 6-on-4 power play, Rosén blasted a shot from the point that found its way through traffic and past Stoever for the game-tying goal with just 1:54 left to play.
The Beavers attempted to complete the comeback during the three-on-three overtime period, but Sam Craggs scored an unassisted goal 2:52 into the extra frame to earn the victory and series split for the Falcons.
With the loss, the Beavers’ three-game win streak comes to an end but instead converts to a four-game point streak after earning a point in CCHA standings.
After being outshot in last night’s game, the Beavers responded with 35 shots tonight and outshot the Falcons 35-23.
Sholl falls to 8-5-0 this season and earns his first road loss of the season (7-1-0) after stopping 20-of-23 shots. His counterpar Stoever improves to 6-8-1 this season after making 33 saves.
Bemidji State finished the game 1-for-2 while on the power play while its penalty kill was 3-for-4.
The Beavers return home to Bemidji next weekend and will host Ferris State University for a pair of CCHA games at Sanford Center, Jan. 21-22.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).