Freshman defenseman Oliwer Kaski registered a goal and an assist to lead Western Michigan to a 4-1 victory against No. 10 Bowling Green Tuesday night at Lawson Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The Broncos opened the scoring just 1:15 into the game on a delayed penalty when Kyle Novak put one into the net on assists from Kaski and Griffen Molino. WMU padded the lead 10 minutes later when Kaski scored his first career goal.
In the second period, Western Michigan increased its lead to 3-0 at the 10:42 mark when Mats Iacopelli hit a rocket on the power play past the Bowling Green netminder, Chris Nell. The Falcons responded two minutes later for its only goal of the game when Kevin Dufour scored his second goal of the season off a nice feed from Pierre-Luc Mercier to trim the lead to 3-1.
The Broncos iced the game with an empty net power play goal by Molino with less than two minutes remaining in the game for the final score, 4-1.
For the game, Western Michigan outshot Bowling Green, 28-26 and was able to convert two of its five power play opportunities. The Falcons could not find the net on any of its seven power plays chances.
Lukas Hafner registered the win in net for Western Michigan with 25 saves, while Nell finished with 24 saves for Bowling Green.
The Broncos moved to 2-0-1 on the young season, while the Falcons fall to 2-1.