Broncos Win Weekend Opener With Omaha 3-2
The Western Michigan University hockey team continued to play well, extending an unbeaten streak to six games, with a 3-2 Friday night win over Nebraska-Omaha at Lawson Ice Arena.
Goalie Brandon Bussi were led the Broncos, who were outshot 32-25 by the Mavericks, and by Paul Washe, who chipped in with two goals on the night. Austin Rueschhoff also tallied for the Broncos.
One of the keys to the game was Western killing off all four Maverick power plays.
The game went back and forth with WMU opening the scoring in the first period. Omaha then tied it in the second, before Western scored again to take the lead at 2-1. Rueschhoff scored rebound goal later in the second period to make it 3-1. Omaha scored in the third period, but WMU held on to win.
The win puts Western in a tie for first place in the NCHC with North Dakota. Western and Omaha play again Saturday evening in Kalamazoo.