WMU News

Bronco icers split weekend series with NMU

Nov. 6, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- The WMU hockey Bronocs solidified their hold on second place in the CCHA with a 5-3 victory over nationally-ranked Northern Michigan on Saturday (Nov. 6). The Broncos dropped a 5-1 decision to NMU on Friday night. Both matches were played at Lawson Arena.

In Saturday night's match, Western Michigan scored three goals on its first four shots of the game en route to the 5-3 victory. The Broncos (5-4-1 overall, 5-4-1 CCHA) received a pair of goals from freshman defenseman David Cousineau and a five-point night from David Gove (1-4), who was named Star of the Game.

NMU is 6-3-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Northern, ranked 13th in the nation, outshot WMU by a 40-20 count on Saturday.

In Friday's loss, the Broncos scored first, but then gave up five unanswered goals in the 5-1 setback to Northern.

Freshman Ben Gagnon scored for the Broncos, who have tallied a power play goal in all nine games this season. Roger Trudeau led the Wildcats' attack with two red lampers. The Broncos were outshot, 44-26, as goaltender Jeff Reynaert was forced to make 39 saves.

Western Michigan travels to Nebraska Omaha next weekend (Nov. 12-13) for a two-game CCHA series.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 616 387-4122; daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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