West Michigan had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over Wooster.
Justin Bloomfield was all over the ice for West Michigan, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Bloomfield scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 15:56 into the first period to make the score 2-0 West Michigan. West Michigan had gotten the advantage when Wooster\’s Tyler Crites was sent off for hooking. Corey Siwula provided the assist. Bloomfield\’s next tally on the power play made the score 5-0 West Michigan with 19:26 left in the third period. Siwula picked up the assist.
West Michigan was led by goalie Joe Licata, who finished with 37 saves while allowing one goal. Licata managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 3.56 prior to the game.
West Michigan excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. West Michigan kept Wooster\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Creighton Furber made 53 saves on 58 shots. West Michigan could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 56 minutes in penalties during the game.
West Michigan additionally got points from Dakota Ulmer, who also finished with one goal and two assists and Ryan Price, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Noah Keener also scored for West Michigan. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were TJ Krajewski, who had one and Christopher Hazen, who had two.
Wooster did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Wooster averages 3.4 goals per game. West Michigan was unable to stop Wooster from sending pucks towards the net, and Wooster eventually piled up 38 shots on goal. Wooster\’s penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Wooster finished with 60 penalty minutes.
West Michigan registered two goals on seven power play opportunities.