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

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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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