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CCHA Roundup - January 22

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
Can You Say 6 in a Row? Home Sweet Home

Bowling Green defeated No. 10 Western Michigan Friday night, dropping the Broncos by a score of 3-2 at the BGSU Ice Arena. Mark Cooper, Ryan Carpenter and Dajon Mingo scored for the Falcons, while goaltender Andrew Hammond stopped 20-of-22 shots in the victory.

The Falcons have been playing outstanding hockey of late and have a six game win streak. It marks their longest undefeated streak since 2005-06.

Streak Stops: WMU Sneaks by BGSU 2-1 @ Home

It wasn’t for a lack of effort but the Falcons fell to the Broncos by a score of 2-1 at Lawson Ice Arena. Sophomore Ryan Carpenter scored the lone goal for the Falcons, while senior goaltender Andrew Hammond turned away 33-of-35 shots in the contest. The loss snapped the Falcon’s six-game unbeaten streak. Bowling Green was 0-for-5 with the man advantage, while Western Michigan was 1-for-6.

Non Conference: Miami Dealt Another Tough Loss in Madison

No. 8 Miami hockey team suffered another tough, low-scoring loss as Wisconsin pulled out a 1-0 win Friday night at the Kohl Center on a goal midway through the third period. The Red Hawks (12-6-5) are now riding a season-long four-game winless streak.

The 'Hawks pulled Williams in the final 30 seconds in favor of the extra attacker but Miami could not find the equalizer and suffered its third 1-0 loss of the year.

Miami Resilient 60 Minutes the Difference in 2-1 Win

One player that has shown a little resolve during this collegiate season is senior forward Curtis McKenzie. He scored late in the second period to break a 1-1 tie and the No. 8 Miami hockey team used strong defense the rest of the game to earn a 2-1 win over Wisconsin.

Sophomore forward Austin Czarnik got the game rolling just 3:13 into the contest. As freshman defenseman Matthew Caito and freshman World Junior gold medal winner Riley Barber each picked up assists. From that point on freshman standout Ryan McKay was strong in net for the RedHawks, totaling 33 saves, including several clutch stops in the third to secure the road win.

Buckeyes Suffer Road Loss to Lowly Northern Michigan

Ohio State lost the opener to Northern Michigan, 4-2, Friday night at Berry Events Center in Marquette, Mich. After a scoreless first period, the Wildcats scored twice in the second for a 2-0 advantage. Anthony Greco coming back from an ankle injury earlier in the year tallied less than two minutes later to cut the lead. NMU regained its two-goal lead early in the third and Ohio State again responded when Tanner Fritz scored less than a minute later. Ohio State, which did not take a penalty in the game, could get no closer and the Wildcats clinched the win with an empty-net goal. Buckeye senior goalie Brady Hjelle had 28 saves for the squad.

Wildcats Sweep Buckeyes @ Home on 3-2 Saturday Night Win

Northern Michigan scored early in period number one and the 1-0 lead held until Buckeye sophomore Max McCormick scored on the power play in the final two minutes of the second period. The home team then scored twice in the first five minutes of the third period, with goals for a 3-1 advantage. Ohio State drew within one on junior Curtis Gedig’s power play goal, but Ohio State could get no closer. The Buckeyes outshot the Wildcats, 32-21, in the contest. Sophomore Ryan Dzingel had two assists to lead Ohio State with two points. He currently leads the Buckeyes in scoring with 20 points.

The Buckeye have been on the road for its first six games of the second half of the year, will now host Lake Superior State and Notre Dame the next two weekends. Wins will be crucial for the Mark Osiecki led squad to secure a solid playoff position in the CCHA.
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