OXFORD, Ohio — Miami struck first — at 1:23 in the first period — and went on to post a 6-1 victory Saturday over visiting Bowling Green at Goggin Ice Arena.
The RedHawks took advantage of several of Bowling Green’s 13 penalties, scoring on 4-of-7 power plays in the game, to finish with a series sweep of the Falcons.
“Their power play was the difference,” said BGSU coach Scott Paluch. “Us taking some unnecessary penalties put us in the hole.”
Miami’s first goal was one of its two even-strength goals on the night and came off of the stick of Mike Kompon at 1:23.
Several minutes later, Bowling Green freshman Brett Pilkington went flying into the boards and had to be helped off the ice; he would return later in the period. Soon afterwards, sophomore Alex Rogosheske took a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct (5:44) that put the dangerous RedHawks on the power play for five minutes.
It took Miami over two minutes, but it capitalized with a power-play goal from Nick Jardine at 7:58. The scored stayed that way at the end of the first period. Miami held a 13-5 shot advantage in the opening period.
Miami then scored four second-period goals, including three power-play tallies, to extend its lead to 6-0.
Senior Tyler Masters was in net for BGSU, registering 43 saves on the 49 shots he faced. Miami’s David Burleigh had 24 saves on 25 Falcon shots.
“They have some guys that can finish and they took advantage of it,” Paluch said of Miami.
BGSU drops to 2-7-0 overall, 0-6-0 in the CCHA. Miami improves to 8-2-0 overall and 5-1-0 in the CCHA.