by Tom Morelli/WMU Beat Writer
It didn’t take long for three of Western Michigan’s eight freshmen to grab the attention of head coach Jim Culhane in Sunday’s annual Brown-Gold intrasquad scrimmage.
Forwards Ryan Watson and Adam Flink and goaltender Jerry Kuhn played an integral part in the success of Team Brown, despite not having played their first official game yet.
Watson put his squad on the board first less than a minute into the contest, sneaking the puck past sophomore goaltender Riley Gill.
The second period was dominated by Flink, who scored two goals against different goaltenders to help extend Brown’s lead. His first goal was against Gill at the 14:16 mark, and scored on the power play with 2:34 left in the period, this time with Matthew Federico as the victim.
All hopes of a shutout for Kuhn were erased in the final period as Watson’s older brother, Cam, scored an unassisted goal at 4:30.
A local product from Southfield, Kuhn stopped 14 of 15 shots, with the majority of shots coming in the final period.
The Broncos are set to close out their exhibition season with a home game against the University of Windsor this Saturday.