Bulldogs Triumph Following Three Goal Period

UMD vs. WMU - Matt Christians

Minnesota Duluth ends Western Michigan's 6-game unbeaten streak with a loss a Lawson Arena.

The University of Minnesota Duluth triumphed over Western Michigan University on Friday night at Lawson Arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Kyle Osterberg put the Bulldogs on the board first from Caleb Herbert (Washington Capitals) and Justin Crandall during a UMD man-advantage, but Sheldon Dries buried a shorthanded goal during the same five minute major penalty just over a minute later.

During the second period, Minnesota Duluth tallied a goal from Tony Cameranesi (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Western Michigan matched with a power play notch from Kenney Morrison and assists from Colton Hargrove (Boston Bruins) and Justin Kovacs.  The second period would end just like the first, in a tie.

The third period was a different story, though, as the Bulldogs found three goals all while Aaron Crandall held strong between the posts.

The loss ended an impressive 6-game win streak that coach Andy Murray had his Broncos riding, including a GLI championship win over Michigan Tech.  The last team to defeat the Broncos was the Bulldogs back at Amsoil Arena before the midseason break.

Scoring Summary

1st Period - UMD (8:06) PP Kyle Osterberg from Caleb Herbert and Justin Crandall

1st Period - WMU (9:09) SHG Sheldon Dries

2nd Period - UMD (19:10) Tony Cameranesi from Willie Raskob and Kyle Osterberg

2nd Period - WMU (19:38) PP Kenney Morrison from Colton Hargrove and Justin Kovacs

3rd Period - UMD (4:18) Justin Crandall from Caleb Herbert and Willie Corrin

3rd Period - UMD (15:27) Kyle Osterberg from Tony Cameranesi and Willie Corrin

3rd Period - UMD (17:27) ENG Justin Crandall from Kyle Osterberg

Goaltending Summary

Aaron Crandall (UMD): 6-6-5 = 17 (2 GA) - W

Lukas Hafner (WMU): 8-13-11 = 32 (5 GA) - L

Faceoff Facts

  • UMD junior Caleb Herbert played in his 100th game on Friday night.
  • With two goals and two assists, both Justin Crandall and Kyle Osterberg finished on top of the scoring list for the night with a total of 4 points.
  • The game finished with 62 total minutes of penalties, but both teams were just 1 for 7 on the power play.
  • Senior goaltender Aaron Crandall has made eight consecutive starts and ten straight appearances, which are both career bests.
  • This game was the first game in the last five outings in which the Bulldogs didn't go over regulation into overtime play.

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