The Western Michigan Stallions downed the Eastern Michigan Eagles 5-3 Saturday at Wings West, giving them a split for the weekend after dropping their Friday contest 4-2. Eastern Michigan scored first as Josh Davenport was assisted by Joshua Somers with 14:12 to go in the first. The Stallions tied it up with Brandon Grillo’s goal, assisted by Devin Farkas, with 7:19 left.
WMU faced a five-minute major off a boarding penalty, but killed it off and got a Josh Kirsch shorthanded goal with 5:54 remaining, taking a 2-1 Stallion lead into the first intermission. The Eagles scored the second period’s lone goal with 7:37 left thanks to Tim Conlin. Conlin then put the Eagles ahead six minutes into the third period, 3-2.
About two minutes later, EMU committed dueling minor penalties, allowing Stallions defenseman Michael Altobelli to tally a 5-on-3 goal to tie the game. A standard powerplay with 6:33 left put WMU ahead as Wyatt Ford found Farkas at the net, who gave a quick reversal to Brandon Grillo. Farkas put one in himself three minutes later to seal the win.
Unofficially, WMU had 42 shots on goal to EMU’s 35. Myles Madden made 33 saves for the Stallions with 38 for Eastern’s Kevin O’Shea. The Stallions move to 6-4-0 overall and meet Adrian next week, hitting the road Thursday and hosting Saturday. The Eagles fall to 6-3-0 and host Trine Thursday, followed by Davenport at home Friday.
Listen back to Saturday’s game below: