Falcons outscored 9-0 in ugly trip to New York

Chayse Held and Chayse Held

The offensive struggles of the BGSU hockey team continued over the weekend as the Falcons lost two games against St. Lawrence and Clarkson by a combined score of 9-0.

BG struggled to finish quality scoring opportunities on their trip to New York, seeing its record drop to 3-10-1 overall. The Falcons have now lost six games in a row and 10 of their last 11.

“The guys worked extremely hard and created chances, but our inability to score goals is hurting us,” said BG coach Scott Paluch. “There were times that I thought our power play moved the puck really well and created chances. When you are struggling to score goals, the goals against can really magnify.”

Against Clarkson (7-5-1) Friday, the Falcons fell behind early to the Golden Knights just 2:14 into the first period and could not recover, losing 5-0. BG out shot Clarkson 23-20, but failed to produce on its power play, going scoreless in eight opportunities.

Goalie Eddie Neville (1-5-1) saved 15 of the 20 Clarkson shots he faced.

On Saturday the story was much the same, as BG again was held scoreless, losing 4-0 to St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. The Saints (7-4-0) scored a goal in the first, two in the second and another in the final period for the four-goal victory.

The Falcon power play went scoreless in nine chances, making them 0-17 for the weekend with the man-advantage.

Despite the loss, BG goalie Jimmy Spratt (2-5-0) stopped 40 of 44 St. Lawrence shots, bettering his previous career-high of 36 saves.

BG will look to get back into the win column this weekend as it returns home to face CCHA foe Nebraska-Omaha in a pair of games. The puck drops for both games at 7:05 p.m. at the BG Ice Arena.