BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Bowling Green cut an early 3-0 deficit to just one goal early in the third period before visiting Notre Dame scored three unanswered goals in a 10-minute span for a 6-3 CCHA win before 2,506 at BGSU Ice Arena.
Notre Dame scored twice within the first six minutes of the game, first from a power-play goal by David Inman at 3:27 and then off of an even-strength goal from Tom Galvin at 5:15.
One more goal at 12:03 from Aaron Gill made it a 3-0 Irish lead in the first period. Notre Dame was 2-for-4 on its power plays in the first 20 minutes of the game.
Bowling Green slowly started to work its way back into the mix in the second period thanks to a 13-11 shot advantage in the second 20 minutes of play. Then, at 17:44, sophomore Kevin Bieksa scored his second goal of the season on a power play to put the Falcons on the board. The man-advantage goal snapped a 0-for-24 skid for BGSU on the power play. Defenseman Grady Moore and Brian Escobedo assisted.
Sophomore D’Arcy McConvey moved the home team to within one of the Irish with Bowling Green’s second power-play goal of the game at 1:27 of the third period. It was his first goal since the season-opener at Maine.
However, Galvin stopped Bowling Green’s momentum just over a minute later with his second goal of the game at 2:36 in the third period. Notre Dame scored two more times before sophomore Roger Leonard gave the Falcons their third goal of the night at 17:08.
Notre Dame outshot the Falcons 32-31 for the game and finished 2-for-6 on the power play. BGSU was 2-for-9 on its power-play attempts. The two teams combined for 23 penalties.
ND goalie Morgan Cey had 28 saves in the net while Tyler Masters had 26 for BGSU.
Notre Dame improves to 5-6-4 overall and 5-3-3 in the CCHA. Bowling Green drops to 4-9-4 overall and 3-8-2 in the CCHA.
Bowling Green and Notre Dame conclude their weekend series Saturday at the BGSU Ice Arena. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.