UAH has gotten the knack of getting on the board first. It’s finishing the job that has become a problem.
Bowling Green scored four goals in the third period, erasing another Charger lead to win 4-1 Friday night at the Von Braun Center.
UAH (4-9-2 overall, 4-5-2 WCHA) has now scored the first goal in the each of its last six straight games, but is 2-3-1 in this stretch. The last three have come at home, where the Chargers have yet to post a win this season.
Bowling Green (5-7-1 overall, 4-3-0 WCHA) has won five of its last six.
After a scoreless first period, Kurt Gosselin broke the stalemate with 7:01 left in the second period, blasting one from the center point found its way through traffic and past Chris Nell. Gosselin’s fourth goal of the season was assisted by Cam Knight and Brent Fletcher.
Tyler Spezia thought he had scored early in the third perod, but after some confusion after the referee washed it out, Pierre-Luc Mercier left no doubt that the game was tied at 1-1 at the 2:16 mark.
Spezia did eventually get his goal, this time giving the Falcons the lead, on a wrister during 4-on-4 with 10:45 remaining in regulation.
Bowling Green sealed the game with a Mercier wrister on the power play with 1:08 left. The Falcons added an empty-net goal with 31 seconds to go.
Carmine Guerriero, making his second start for the Chargers, made 29 saves as the Falcons outshot the Chargers 33-20.
Game two of the series is Saturday night at 7:07 p.m.