Pohlkamp Goal Gives Bowling Green 3-2 Win Over Alaska
Sophomore forward Matt Pohlkamp nets game-winner for Falcons

Sophomore forward Matt Pohlkamp scored the game-winning goal for Falcons
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:05  BGS1-0 EV Mark Cooper (1)Mitchell McLain/3
1st 12:47  AKF1-1 PP Peter Krieger (3)Brandon Morley/3
1st 18:52  BGS2-1 EV Brandon Hawkins (3)Jakob Reichert/2, Brett D'Andrea/1
2nd 4:12  AKF2-2 EV Marcus Basara (3)Colton Parayko/4
3rd 12:56  BGS3-2 EV GW Matt Pohlkamp (2)Pierre-Luc Mercier/7, Mike Sullivan/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bowling Green  2013
Alaska  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bowling Green  1371333
Alaska  1012628
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bowling Green (6-2-1)  0/5 4/8 0
Alaska (5-4-0)  1/4 5/10 0
Bowling Green Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Tommy Burke (W, 2-1-1)59:482 911626
Empty Net0:120     
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sean Cahill (L, 2-3-0)59:483 1171230
Empty Net0:120     

FAIRBANKS - The Nanooks slumped to a fourth straight defeat, and third in the conference, this time at the hands of the visiting Bowling Green Falcons, by a score of 3-2 in Friday's Western Collegiate Hockey Association home opener.

Alaska (5-4-0, 0-3-0) twice erased one goal decifcits, to knot the game up at two entering the third period, but unfortunately were not able to build any momentum and find the breakthrough goal before the Falcons scored a demoralizing goal, which proved to be the game-winner.

"It's disappointing obviously," said head coach Dallas Ferguson. "We were at two-two in our own building, having strung a couple loses together on the road and that was our responce. I'm certainly disappointed."

Bowling Green (6-2-1, 4-1-0), scored at the 9:05 mark of the first period as Mark Cooper slotted one past Alaska's Sean Cahill to open the scoring.

The Nanooks were not behind for long, however, as Peter Krieger scored a power play goal just under four minutes later to tie the game at one. Krieger slammed home from close range after receiving a luscious, tape-to-tape, pass from Brandon Morley.

With 1:08 left in the period, the Falcons would once again take the lead, this time from a quick transition in the neutral zone. Following an offside call, BGSU switched play from the defense to the forward line immediately, and Brandon Hawkins found a way past Cahill to give the Falcons a 2-1 advantage at the start of the second period.

Marcus Basara capped off a flurry of Nanook pressure with a goal four minutes into the second frame, after he scored off the rebound from a shot from Colton Parayko. Despite outshooting the Falcons, 12-7 in the period, BGSU's Tommy Burke was able to thwart Alaska's attempts to take the lead.

"I thought, in the second period, we were able to play with a greater intensity," said Ferguson. "But, plain and simple, in the third period, we got outworked."

BGSU's Dajon Mingo handed Alaska with a lavish opportunity to take the lead heading into the third period, as he was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct following some after-the-whistle shoving at the end of the second. However, the Nanooks were not able to capitalize on their chances. Following the failed power play, Bowling Green amped up the offense. In the end, the Falcons outshot Alaska, 13-6 in the period.

The Falcons were rewarded for their efforts at the 12:56 mark, when Matt Pohlkamp tapped one past a sprawling Cahill to give Bowling Green the road victory. Alaska was unable to generate any decent chances to tie the game, as BGSU continued to keep play in the offensive zone.

Alaska faces off against the Falcons tomorrow night, at 7:07 p.m. with a chance to return to winning ways.