Block’s hat trick boosts West Michigan over Wooster, 6-3

Wooster could not stop West Michigan\’s Brendon Block, who tallied a hat trick in a 6-3 win.

Block notched his first tally 4:31 into the second period. He then added goals at 16:03 into the second and at 17:50 into the third.

Wooster fell victim to a deadly West Michigan power play, which ripped Wooster for four goals.

West Michigan forced Wooster goalie Creighton Furber to work between the pipes, taking 39 shots. West Michigan bested its season scoring average. West Michigan has scored at the pace of 3.5 goals per game during the current campaign. West Michigan could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 74 minutes in penalties during the game.

West Michigan additionally got points from Corey Siwula, who also tallied one goal and two assists. West Michigan also had goals scored by Curtis Carlson and John Hayward, who each put in one. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Connor Henderson, who had four and Mitch Kalleward and Chase Whallon, who each chipped in two.

Wooster kept West Michigan\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Samuel Woznicki made 39 saves on 42 shots. Wooster\’s defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Wooster was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 66 penalty minutes.

Wooster was helped by Brandon Scholze, who finished with one goal. Scholze scored on the power play 1:20 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wooster. A hooking penalty on Carlson had put Wooster on the power play. Chris Hubbard assisted on the tally. Wooster also got points from Zach Bilius, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Brad Sneed also scored for Wooster. Other players who recorded assists for Wooster were Will Schober, Nick Tobey, Nick Mooney, and Tyler Houmard, who contributed one each.

Wooster\’s Furber stopped 33 shots out of the 39 that he faced. Wooster registered three goals on eight power play opportunities.