Monday, February 3, 2014

Slubowski splits duties for WMU in weekend series

The weekend was a rough one for any team named Broncos, with the Western Michigan University version having as many trouble as the Denver one.

The WMU version found their trouble at the hands of the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs who came into Kalamazoo and took both games of their two game NCAA series over the weekend.

Friday night, Prince Rupert's Frank Slubowski was on the bench as Lukas Hafner faced down the Bulldogs, as Minnesota-Duluth took the opener of the two game series by a score of 5-2.

Saturday night Slubowski received the tap on the shoulder and took to the nets in what ended up to be a 32 save performance, all be it in a losing cause as the Bulldogs again outplayed the Broncos taking the back end of the weekend series 3-1.

The PRMHA alumnus held the Broncos in the game in the third when the Bulldogs fired fifteen shots in the final frame, but the Broncos could not find the offensive range to get back into the game.

Offence proved to be a downfall for WMU over the weekend as the Broncos were out shot by Minnesota-Duluth by a total of 64 to 49

Summaries of the weekend action can be found below:

Friday January 31
Saturday February 1

Recaps of the weekend can be found below

February 2-- Broncos Swept by Bulldogs
February 1-- Bulldogs End Broncos' Unbeaten Streak
February 1-- WMU hockey swept by Minnesota-Duluth after 3-1 loss to Bulldogs
February 1-- WMU hockey plays with more intensity, still comes up short vs. Minnesota-Duluth in 3-1 loss
January 31-- No. 20 WMU hockey team left "frustrated" after third-period collapse, 5-2 loss to Minnesota-Duluth
January 31-- Minnesota-Duluth beats WMU hockey 5-2, with three third period goals

WMU had entered the weekend holding down the number 20 spot in the NCAA rankings for the week ending January 27th, a placement that may be at risk after the results of the weekend.

The Broncos  head out on the road for two weeks now and see their next action on February 7th and 8th when they take on Miami of Ohio for a two game series in Oxford, Ohio.

More can be found on our archive page regarding Slubowski's time with WMU, as well as for other Rupertites in sports away from the North Coast.

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