Falcons rally to tie MSOE at Bradley Center


After one period, it looked like playing a Friday afternoon home game at the Bradley Center was a BAD idea for CUW. The Falcons trailed MSOE 2-0 and had been outshot 20-3.

When the Raiders added a third tally four minutes into period number two, some fans may have been looking forward to the Admirals game that was to follow.

Tony Hrkac's skaters, on the other hand, were looking forward to getting back into the game. Jonathon Smith lit the CUW lamp first on a power play to make it 3-1 after two periods.

Smith enjoyed that experience enough to do it again three minutes into the third period...and suddenly it was GAME ON!

CUW's Graylyn Douglas tied the score three minutes later and Concordia fans were thinking "Miracle on Ice".

Talented MSOE got a Ben Plocar goal at 8:01 of the third to take back the lead but Greg Douglas duplicated his brother's feat with a score only two minutes before the regulation horn sounded to make it 4-4.

Concordia dominated the overtime with one Falcon shot pinging off the top post, but the Falcons were forced to settle for their fourth tie of the season.