West Michigan, which led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Wooster and clinched a 5-3 victory.
West Michigan led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when West Michigan\’s Mitch Campbell scored on the power play at 13:36 in the second period to put West Michigan up 3-0.
West Michigan got the win behind a great game by Dakota Ulmer, who had two goals and two assists. Ulmer scored the first of his two goals at 47 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan. Curtis Carlson provided the assist. Ulmer\’s next tally made the score 2-0 West Michigan with 13:55 left in the first period. West Michigan earned a power play opportunity when Kyle Pfaffinger was put in the box for holding. Corey Siwula assisted on the tally.
West Michigan also got points from Siwula, who also registered one goal and two assists. Brandon Benaglio also scored for West Michigan. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Brett Siewertsen and Brendon Block, who contributed one each.
Wooster was led by Daniel Nugent, who racked up one goal and one assist. Nugent scored on the power play 16:11 into the second period to make the score 3-2 West Michigan. A high sticking penalty on Connor Henderson had put Wooster on the power play. Tyler Groth picked up the assist. Others who scored for Wooster included Will Schober and Nick Tobey, who each put in one. More assists for Wooster came via Mike Zenone, Tyler Houmard, and Joe Morgan, who each chipped in one.
Samuel Woznicki recorded 20 saves for West Michigan. West Michigan incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Wooster\’s Morgan stopped 25 shots out of the 30 that he faced. Wooster incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.