Broncos Pick Up Much Needed Victory Vs. Colorado College
The Western Michigan Bronco hockey team came out Friday night looking like they understood they can't afford to lose any possible points as the final weeks of the 2019-2020 season play out.
The Broncos opened up at 3-0 lead against Colorado College Friday night and held on to win 5-2. And to underscore that it was a team effort, five different Bronco scored goals and Freshman goalie Brandon Bussi was back in net, and held CC to a pair of goals.
Junior forward Ethan Frank slammed in a rebound to open the scoring in the first period. Wade Allison scored later in the first to make it 2-0. Hugh McGing scored early in the 2nd period to take the lead to 3-0, but the old hockey saying about 3-0 being the most dangerous lead almost came true and two breakaway goals by Tiger captain Chris Wilkie made score 3-2.
Finally, Bronco senior leadership settled the team and game as Lawton Courtnall scored to make it 4-2 and Rhett Kingston tallied a 5th goal.
The Broncos remain in fourth place in the NCHC, and one game under .500 at 4-5-2-2.
The same two teams play again Saturday night at Lawson Ice Arena.