Chargers head to BG to face soaring Falcons

WHERE: Slater Family Ice Arena, Bowling Green, Ohio
WHEN: Friday, 6:07 p.m.; Saturday, 6:07 p.m. (CST) (subscription)

The Chargers finally have a win under their belt, and they look to take a little confidence up to Ohio where they will face 13th-ranked Bowling Green this weekend.

UAH (1-12-1 overall, 1-8-1 WCHA) used a three-goal burst in the first period on the way to a 4-2 win over Northern Michigan last Friday. Connor Wood (goal and assist) and Connor Merkley (two assists) had multi-point games.

The Chargers didn’t put forth the same complete game on Saturday, as NMU took the second game, 3-1. Brandon Salerno had the lone goal.

Christian Rajic (three goals, five assists) and Josh Latta (two goals, six assists) lead the Chargers with eight points.

Goaltender Mark Sinclair put together back-to-back outings, stopping 59 of 63 shots for a .937 weekend save percentage. UAH needed that after going into the series with a .859 team save percentage.

UAH is going to need more of that effort against Bowling Green (10-5-0 overall, 5-3-0 WCHA), which has won nine of 12.

Last week, the Falcons swept a big non-conference series, beating then-No. 5 Notre Dame by 5-2 scores in a home-and-home.

The Falcons are lead offensively by a pair of juniors, each with 14 points this season. Cameron Wright has 10 goals while Connor Ford has seven.

Alec Rauhauser, who was the WCHA Defenseman of the Month for October and November, joins Wright and Ford with 14 points. The senior captain had a goal against Notre Dame to reach 100 points for his career at BG.

Eric Dop has a 2.00 goals against average and .920 save percentage in 14 starts this season for the Falcons.

Next week, the Chargers finish action for 2019 at Ferris State.

This week in the WCHA: All times Central. All WCHA conference games can be seen on (online subscription).

Friday, December 6
UAH at #13 Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
Alaska at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at #1 Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m.

Saturday, December 7
UAH at #13 Bowling Green, 6:07 p.m.
Alaska Anchorage at Michigan Tech, 5:07 p.m.
Alaska at Bemidji State, 6:07 p.m.
Lake Superior State at #1 Minnesota State, 6:07 p.m.