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Sunday, February 06, 2005

Broncos Split, Bulldogs Grab a Point, Lakers Sunk

Team scoring leader Brent Walton picked up
3 assists in the Broncos, 3-2, win on Saturday night

KALAMAZOO, MICH--- Western Michigan (11-14-1, 6-13-1 CCHA) finally broke out of their slump as they held off the Miami RedHawks, 3-2, in Kalamazoo on Saturday night for the series split.

Daryl Moore and Mike Erickson each had a goal and assist and Brent Walton added a helper on every goal as they Broncos picked up their first win since Jan. 14 against Michigan State.

The win pushes the Broncs into 10th place in the conference standings with just 8 games left in the regular season.

Friday- The Western Michigan Broncos dropped their fourth contest in a row as the Miami RedHawks posted a 5-2 win at the Lawson Arena.

Brian Bicek and Brett Walton scored for the Broncos and Daniel Bellissimo made 28 saves in the losing effort.

Bronco Path…. Western will start a four-game road trip with a pair against third-place Northern Michigan at the Berry Events Center in Marquette this weekend.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH--- The Lake Superior State Lakers (7-15-6, 6-9-5 CCHA) wasted a golden opportunity to knock off both second place Ohio State and end their losing streak as they fell in overtime, 3-2, to the Buckeyes in the Sault on Saturday night.

Colin Nicholson and Ren Fauci scored to put LSSU up 2-1 going into the third period.

Dan Knapp scored a 4 on 4 goal early in the third to tie the game and force overtime.

Bryce Anderson ended it for OSU as he beat Laker goalie Jeff Jakaitis just 1:04 into the extra frame.

The loss drops the Lakers record in overtime games this year to 2-2-6.

Friday- The Buckeyes moved to within two points of conference leading Michigan with a 3-1 victory over the sinking Lakers at the Taffy Abel Arena in the series opener.

Rod Pelley led the Buckeyes to sixth win in seven games with a pair of goals.

Junior blueliner Ren Fauci scored his first goal of the season for the Lakers, but it wasn’t enough as LSSU’s winless streak reached a season-high seven games.

The Lakers now sit in ninth place in the CCHA with 17 points and will hit the road to Oxford, Ohio next weekend for two against the Miami RedHawks.

BIG RAPIDS, MICH--- The Ferris State Bulldogs (9-17-4, 4-14-4 CCHA) winless streak reached a season-high eight games with a 4-2 loss to the Bowling Green Falcons in Big Rapids on Saturday.

Eric Vesely and Matt Rutkoswki each scored and Derek MacIntyre made 28 saves for FSU who have not won a game in over a month.

Friday- The Bulldogs started the weekend with a 5-5 tie with the Falcons at the Ewigleben Ice Arena on Friday night.

The Bulldogs wasted a huge opportunity to break the slide as they posted a 3-0 lead after one period and still held on to a 5-2 lead after 40 minutes.

Freshman winger Matt Stefanishion led the Dogs with a hat trick, but the Falcons came back with three goals in the third period to grab the valuable conference point.

Just two years after winning the conference, FSU now sits just a point out of last place in the CCHA with 12 points. The ‘Dogs will travel to South Bend, Indiana next weekend for a pair against the last place Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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