The Western Michigan Broncos (4-5-1, 2-5-1 CCHA) were tripped up by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the final two games of a six-game home stand at the Lawson Arena over the weekend.
The Irish entered the series with just a 1-5-3 record, but skated out of Kalamazoo with a 3-2 win and a 2-2 tie.
Friday, the Broncos had a 2-0 lead in the third period courtesy of two Mike Erickson goals, but couldn’t hold onto the lead.
Noah Babin and Evan Rankin scored on Brocs netminder Dan Bellissimo within three minutes of each other to give the Irish their second tie in as many games.
Saturday night the Broncos clawed their way back from a 2-0 deficit with two markers by freshman center Brian Bicek to tie the score up, late in the second.
T.J. Jindra’s goal with only 28 seconds left in the second stanza was the difference though as the Irish stole a 3-2 win for their first victory since October 22nd against Boston College.
The Broncos will hit the road this weekend for a pair of games against the Miami Red Hawks at the Goggin Arena in Oxford, Ohio.
- WMU junior right wing Brent Walton (9-10--19) leads the country with 19 points in ten games. His nine goals are tied for third nationally, his ten assists put him in an eighth place tie, and his four power-play goals is good for a fourteenth place tie.