The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Hockey team was back in action Saturday night for the back end of their home-and-home series with the Bowling Green Falcons. Notre Dame managed to take the lead early, but just like Friday night the Bowling Green offense overwhelmed the Irish and the Falcons came away with the 5-2 win.
Notre Dame managed the first goal of the game, a power play goal just over a minute in. After cycling the puck for a bit, Nick Leivermann took a shot from the top of the zone that was deflected on goal by Cam Morrison. The deflection created a rebound that Mike O’Leary put in the back of the net. Bowling a Green managed a power play goal of their own 14 minutes in to tie the game and added a second 3 minutes later to take the lead after the first.
1-0 ND | Now 12:20 left in the first and the Irish will head back to the power play after Clurman was hauled down in the d-zone— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) December 1, 2019
Mike O'Leary's seventh of the season ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/JEWO8EY3T0
Notre Dame opened the scoring again in the second, this time to tie the game. After exiting the defensive zone, Nick Leivermann sent a pass from one blue line to the other, sending Trevor Janicke in on a breakaway. From just inside the faceoff circle Janicke found an opening five-hole for the tying goal. Bowling Green answered the Irish with two more of their own and held a 4-2 lead after 2.
4-2 BG | The third period us underway at the Slater Family Arena— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) December 1, 2019
Trevor Janicke's second period tally ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/PoMQg9Vfel
Notre Dame pressured for much of the third, but couldn’t find a goal. Bowling Green added one more for the 5-2 win.
Notre Dame: Mike O’Leary (7) on the PP at 1:15 in the 1st, assisted by Cam Morrison and Nick Leivermann
Bowling Green: Frédéric Létourneau (3) on the PP at 14:03 in the 1st, unassisted
Bowling Green: Adam Potters (1) at 17:13 in the 1st, unassisted
Notre Dame: Trevor Janicke (6) at 7:16 in the 2nd, assisted by Nick Leivermann and Tory Dello
Bowling Green: Cameron Wright (10) on the PP at 11:09 in the 2nd, assisted by Frédéric Létourneau and Taylor Schneider
Bowling Green: Sam Craggs (2) at 18:03 in the 2nd, assisted by Alec Rauhauser
Bowling Green: Brandon Kruse (2) at 16:13 in the 3rd, assisted by Carson Musser
Bowling Green: Tim Theocharidis, 2 for hooking at 0:21 in the 1st
Bowling Green: Alec Rauhauser, 2 for cross-checking at 1:31 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Matt Hellickson, 2 for boarding at 4:21 in the 1st
Bowling Green: Evan Dougherty, 2 for tripping at 7:40 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Ryan Carmichael, 2 for interference at 12:53 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Colin Theisen, 2 for holding at 2:07 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Tory Dello, 2 for cross-checking at 10:00 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Ryan Bischel made 30 saves on 35 shots in the loss
Bowling Green: Eric Dop saved 25 of 27 shots for the win
Notre Dame plays another non-conference home-and-home series next weekend against the Boston College Eagles. The first game will be played in Chestnut Hill on Friday with the return game on Sunday in South Bend.