Minnesota Duluth vs Bowling Green Game Recap: Score, Line-up, Game Report, Statistics, Three Stars, Post-Game Interviews, Social Media

FINAL (OT) | NCAA Midwest Regionals – Round 1 | Saturday, March 30, 2019 
PPL Center, Allentown, PA

MINN. DULUTH
Bulldogs

2-1

BOWLING GREEN
Falcons

Mikey Anderson (Photo by Amy Johnson | © Rocket Sports Media) Unauthorized use prohibited.

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings – Minnesota Duluth: 

N. Cates – Krieger – Swaney
Koepke – Richards – Mackay
Tufte – Jacques – Laderoute
Roth – Miller – Exell

Wolff – Perunovich
Samberg – Mi. Anderson
Ma. Anderson – Roehl

Goaltenders:
Shepard
Deery

Scratches:

Koby Bender, Jarod Hilderman, Jackson Cates, Jake Rosenbaum, Ben Patt

Forward lines and defense pairings – Bowling Green: 

Baylis – Ford – Schilling
S. Craggs – Schneider – Letourneau
L. Craggs – Johnson – Kruse
Linkenheld – Barber – Wright

Rauhauser – McDonald
Smith – Pohlkamp
Theocharidis – Cullen

Goaltenders:
Bednard
Dop

Scratches:

Carson Musser, Shane Bednard, Justin Wells, Evan Dougherty, Trevor St-Jean, Matt Meier, Brett Rich

Game Report

Slow and steady sometimes wins the race. That’s not to say that the Minnesota Duluth hockey team looked slow by any means, but their steady and unwavering persistent play helped lift them to the next level of the NCAA Midwest Regionals held in Allentown, PA. One player of note for local fans was Philadelphia Flyers prospect Noah Cates, playing on the top line for UMD.

Noah Cates (Photo by Amy Johnson | © Rocket Sports Media) Unauthorized use prohibited.

The PPL Center was filled with plenty of noise for their opponents, the Bowling Green Falcons, but crowd noise didn’t determine the outcome of this game. Both teams played the first period pretty evenly, exchanged a couple of penalties, but couldn’t find the back of the net at either end of the ice.

In the second period, with just under four minutes left to play in the frame, the Falcons finally got the scoring started with a quick wrister from the circle by Brandon Kruse, assisted by Max Johnson and Lukas Craggs.

Peter Krieger vs Connor Ford (Photo by Amy Johnson | © Rocket Sports Media) Unauthorized use prohibited.

The Bulldogs never gave up, though they began to wear down and look a bit tired well into the third period. But the steadily pressed on and started to really ramp up the shots on BGSU’s goaltender. With just 4:01 left in the game, UMD captain Parker Mackay banged in a rebound to tie the game at 1-1, assisted by Cole Koepke.

It took almost 12 minutes of overtime play to determine a winner, and it was once again Mackay, assisted by Koepke, to allow the Bulldogs to advance to Sunday’s game. They’ll face the winner of the second game, Quinnipiac, to determine which team will move on to the Frozen Four in Buffalo, NY.

Plus/Minus

▲    Cole Koepke, Parker Mackay, Mikey Anderson, Dylan Samberg

▼    Nick Swaney, Jesse Jacques

The Numbers

 Game Statistics 
BULLDOGS FALCONS
42 Shots 31
0 for 4 Power Play 0 for 2
4 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring Summary
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Bulldogs (27-11-2) 0 0 1 1 2
 Falcons (25-12-5) 0 1 0 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • UMD: Mackay (13), Mackay (14)
  • BGSU: Kruse (10)
  • UMD: Shepard (W) 26-11-2
  • BGSU: Bednard (L) 20-8-4

Stars of the Game

 NCAA Official Three Stars
 

  1. Parker Mackay  UMD 
  2. Cole Koepke  UMD
  3. Hunter Shepard  UMD

What Did They Say?

 Post-game interviews

Interviews conducted by Amy Johnson for AHL Report

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