RECAP: WMU Stallions Claim Final Home Game of Year Over Oakland

The Western Michigan Stallions hockey club defeated the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in the final home contest of the season at Wings West Saturday by a final of 7-2.

The game stayed even after the first period at 1-1.   Devin Farkas’s 19th goal of the season gave the Stallions the lead with 11:26 remaining, but Zach Tuchklaper’s response tied it for Oakland with 1:35 in the frame.   The Stallions then used the powerplay to dominate the second period, getting scores from Corey Siwula and Zach Mudge on the advantage, plus an even-strength deflection from Joey Olmsted, for a 4-1 lead after two.

Oakland tried to stay alive, getting back within two on a Michael McKinnon goal with 6:49 remaining.   But Brandon Grillo, Kyle Keeder, and Zachary Roberts would each light the lamp in the final five minutes to ensure an emphatic victory.

The Stallions improve to 17-14-1-1 overall and 5-8-1-0 in Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL) play.   The win also pushes them to sixth in the standings, ahead of Kent State.   They could finish as high as fifth still with a Saturday win over Oakland and two Rochester College losses to Michigan-Dearborn.    For Oakland,. they remain in eighth at 1-11-2-0 in league play and 5-22-2-1 overall.       The Stallions and Golden Grizzlies end their regular seasons against each other at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Oakland.

Listen back to Friday’s game below:

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