The Western Michigan Broncos (5-6-1, 3-6-1 CCHA) used the full talents of the Bellissimo brothers en route to a 2-1 overtime win over the Miami RedHawks in Oxford on Friday night.
Marty Guerin opened the scoring for the RedHawks with a power-play marker at 2:51 of the opening period.
Daryl Moore took a feed from Vince Bellissimo and tied it up for the Broncos with a power-play goal of his own at 16:13 of the second period.
The score would stay tied at 1 until Bellissimo stole the puck and scored shorthanded at 2:41 of overtime to give the Broncos the win and push back to the .500 mark. The goal was Bellissimo’s second shorthanded goal and first game winner of the year.
In net, Vince’s younger brother Daniel stopped 32 of 33 shots to move his record to 5-3-1 on the year.
The luck did not continue in the series final as the RedHawks flew past the Broncos, 4-1.
Mike Erickson notched the lone goal for the Broncs on the power-play at 3:15 of the opening period, but the RedHawks scored the next four to earn the split.
Bellissimo was between the pipes again and stopped 32 of 26 shots.
The Broncos will return home to face-off with the CHA’s Alabama-Huntsville Chargers (6-2-2) at the Lawson Arena on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.