WMU News

Hockey Broncos extend win streak

Nov. 10, 2000

NIAGARA, N.Y. -- WMU's hockey Broncos won their sixth consecutive match, 4-1, at Niagara on Friday night (Nov 10), giving the team its longest winning streak since November 1995 and best season start in program history.

With the non-conference win at Niagara, the Broncos improved to 7-1-1 on the season. They remain 3-0-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. WMU was ranked No. 13 in the nation entering this weekend's action, the first time the Broncos have been top-15 ranked since 1995-96.

Freshman Jeff Campbell scored first for WMU off assists by Mike Bishai and David Gove to give Western Michigan a 1-0 lead after one period. Senior Steve Rymsha got his first of two goals in the second period to put WMU up 2-0. Niagara responded to trim the lead to 2-1, but Bronco Dana Lattery responded with a goal to make it 3-1 at the second intermission.

Rymsha scored his second goal in the final period on assists by Bishai and Campbell. For the match, Bishai had three assists and Campbell had two.

The Broncos remain at Niagara for a Saturday night match (Nov. 11). They return to CCHA action with one match next weekend, Friday, Nov. 17, at Michigan State.

             1st  2nd  3rd  Final
WMU Broncos   1    2    1     4
Niagara       0    1    0     1

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