Men’s Hockey Central: RIT vs Bowling Green 10-17-15

Men’s Hockey Central: RIT vs Bowling Green 10-17-15


They’re a good team,
Number 10 in the nation.>>And RIT wants to play
like Bowling Green, they’re relentless, they
like to play fast, they pressure the puck, that’s
what Wayne wants to see from his team, didn’t see
that last week in their games against Clarkson or St. Lawrence. They had a great week of
practice, let’s see now if that can translate to a better
performance tonight against a quality opponent,
Bowling Green.>>What a fun year it was
last year, the Tigers they didn’t finish in first
in the regular season, that didn’t matter, they
win the Atlantic Hockey Championship, the final
win over Mercyhurst, and then they shock the world,
they become the first ever #16 to beat a #1, knocking off
Minnesota State, nearly got back to the Frozen Four.>>And Wayne likes this team,
last year he was in love with that team from the get-go,
he feels the same about this team, he thinks this team
can be as special as they were a year ago.>>Oppurtunity. Nice shot, it’s a save,
made by Nell. Tapped back in!
Tigers lead 1-0.>>Kept that puck in after
Schuler’s shot was denied and the Tigers, there again,
attacking, keep working, and it paid off.>>Skirving who was benched
actually last Saturday night and here, we’ll take
another look. Back-door, John.>>Left alone. Relentless
pressure being put on the Tigers, all set up by
Schuler getting loose, Then they keep the puck in
and Schuler ends up adding an assisst as well. That’s the way to work,
hard work being paid off.>>Todd Skirving, his first
of the year, only the second Tiger-goal this season.
1-0 RIT. The first lead for RIT
this season. That’ll be Golberg
bringing it in, Golberg, it over! And a goal! It’s 2-0 RIT. Braden Pears gets his
pocket picked, he gets careless with the puck,
watch Pears get his- Golberg picks his pocket. And then this is a pretty
pass, look at that, sets up Skirving,
keeps his stick down, and then boom, finds
the back of the net. Textbook, for the Tigers. Hardwork, again.>>Turn-over in front, and
deadly like that, Bowling Green has just tied it in front,
can’t give away the puck just like that, John,
that is #26 Mark Cooper the assisstant captain.>>Just can’t happen,
watch this. I mean, that’s bad. I mean, there’s no excuse
for that.>>Alex Perron-Fontaine
getting crossed up behind his own net, if we take
a look at the low-angle here.>>He just… gives up
the puck. He looked like he was trying
to- I couldn’t tell if he was trying to- just back hand
it to the boards?>>Brady Norrish, now up along
the wall, turnover It’s 2, 1, gotta shoot it now. Rotolo the save, and the rebound
out there. The RIT Tigers, they’re facing
the #10 team in the nation and they lead after two.>>Going toe-to-toe with them
a much better period on the part of Bowling Green, I thought
RIT started slow, but picked up their play as the period
wore on, it sets up for a dramatic final 20 minutes Mike Rotolo the big save
before the horn.>>Big save and that rebound,
didn’t really matter because the horn had just sounded
as that shot was released. Alexander Kugali
kicks it ahead. Kugali. In front! Backhand! It goes right through. Penalty coming up, and it’s going
to go against Bowling Green, big oppurtunity for the Tigers,
but at least they’ll have the man advantage.>>Great pressure being applied
again once by the Tigers, once more, I should say,
another great look, good initial save by Nell. Kugali with the puck,
he’s gonna throw it towards the net. Gets through somehow. Boy. Couldn’t tell if that
hit the pad, or just missed the net, wide-open.>>With a turnover, Powell.
The steal, the deflection, in front! Oh, and here is a big save
by Nell. Another shot. No whistle yet. Tigers have to be careful! Look out, here’s Schilling. Schilling getting behind
the defense. And the defense gets
back Powell.>>Golberg had a sweet pass,
looked like they had a backdoor goal there, on Nel. It’s gonna be tought to score
on these guys. 2-1 here, can the Tigers
withstand a late charge by Bowling Green? A little over three minutes
away from finding out the answer to that
question. Feed in front- and in! Yeah I said a little over
three minutes, that answers it real quick, we are tied
at 2, some great passing, by the Falcons. That’s gonna be Dufour
#10 with the goal. You can see him slip
out there, John, and nobody picks him up there.
>>Left alone.>>Just a…
>>What I’d call a meltdown, it’s out of position.
That’s all it was. It’s out of position,
Bowling Green.>>Well you know, they’ve
stayed patient. >>Good play there by
Dufour, with the tying goal, sends it over, and the
shot goes wide. [ unintelligable ] with two
opportunities here, in the oppening minute
of OT.>>Or got loose and got
a good look in front. McLain stepping out onto
the ice, McLain the shot! Going right into the padded
belly, the red basket, the belly whatever you want to say,
Mike Rotolo. Setting it up, Dufour,
centering pass! hopping over the sticks-
that might have been the choppy ice though. Now up along the near
side, Mitchell. Fires! Saved, rebound in front,
just sitting there, and it’s swept to the side. Tigers could not get to that
rebound, that was sitting there, seemingly forever.
It’s Dufour. Line change, their last one
of the evening, 1:17 remaining in overtime.>>That was a good look,
I thought Pears did a good job getting the Tigers off
the puck.>>Valenzuela going in, shoots! Save made. Eight seconds remaining,
Tigers here now just looking to get the tie, Bowling
Green along the near wall, Two seconds. One. The Tigers and Bowling Green
tie tonight, here at 2. Look out, here, here we go.>>I hate to see this.>>Game is over, it is a tie. So Brady Norrish has to be
seperated, hard to see along the near wall what led up
to that, at that point. Here you see Miller and
Friedman have to be seperated. And that’s it. Kind of an interesting way
to end a tie, 2-2, tonight.