Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Split duties on the weekend in Kalamazoo for Prince Rupert's Frank Slubowski

A rough second period brought Frank Slubowski's Friday night to an end after the WMU Broncos surrendered three goals in the second frame, eventually dropping a 4 to 3 decision to St. Cloud State in the first of a two game series in  Kalamazoo.

The Broncos goaltender was given the nod for the start to the weekend, having had a strong outing last weekend in Denver.  The First period went well for the Broncos as they held onto a 1-0 lead before St. Cloud scored the equalizer in the last few minutes of the opening period.

However,  the second frame was a struggle as Slubowski and his Bronco team mates gave up three goals before the twenty minutes were up, making for the end of his night in the Bronco's net.

His summary line on the evening would show four goals on fifteen shots before head coach Andy Murray perhaps looking to shake up his Broncos squad, turned to  Lukas Hafner who took over in the third, facing six shots on his twenty minutes but shutting the door on the Huskies attack.

Offensive chances were there for the Broncos on the evening firing some 34 shots at the St. Cloud goaltender, but not enough of them found the range to bring the WMU squad back by the time the clock expired on the night.

Based on the strong third period of work for Hafner, head coach Andy Murray gave him the nod for the game two start on Saturday evening, with the Bronco's getting their on ice act together to hold on for a shoot out victory to salvage the weekend.

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Western Michigan is on the road this coming weekend with a trip to Oxford, Ohio and a two game series with Miami University of Ohio.

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