WMU Hockey Ethen Frank

Ethen Frank leads all of college hockey with 17 goals so far this season. He was named one of 77 nominees for the Hobey Baker Award for his play.

No. 7-ranked Western Michigan hockey capped off the weekend by defeating the St. Lawrence Saints 5-1 Saturday, earning its second sweep in a row. After the weekend, the Broncos improved to 10-4-0 overall on the year.

The Broncos scored an overall of 13 goals while allowing just three over the course of the series.

The Broncos would strike again early just like it did Friday night. Within the first four minutes of action, captain Paul Washe fired a shot off the crossbar to find the back of the net on the power play to put WMU up 1-0. It was Washe’s seventh goal of the season and third of the series.

WMU once again struck on the power play at the 8:49 mark of the first. Cole Gallant scored off of an assist from Ty Glover to earn his fifth goal of the year and third on the weekend.

At the tail end of the second period, the Saints finally got on the board, scoring to make the game 2-1 with eight seconds left in the first.

At the 3:19 mark of the second period, Ethen Frank scored his first goal of the night to put WMU up 3-1. It was Frank’s 100th career point.

Aidan Fulp went on to score his second goal of the year to put the Broncos up 4-1 at the 18:34 mark of the second. Jason Polin assisted Fulp on the goal, earning his fourth point of the series.

Just under four minutes into the third, Frank scored again to put the Broncos up 5-1. The goal was No. 15 of the season for Frank, which leads the NCAA. Drew Worrad assisted Frank on the goal for assist No. 20 this year, which also leads the nation.

With earning 100 career points, Frank became the 61st skater in WMU history to do so. Worrad also had a big weekend earning a total of six points during the series.

Goaltender Brandon Bussi also had a big night for the Broncos as he stopped 20 pucks along with holding St. Lawrence scoreless on the power play.

The Broncos finished the night going 3-for-7 on the power play and outshot the Saints 30-21.

WMU will stay on the road next weekend, but will resume conference play taking on the Miami RedHawks. Next Friday and Saturday’s games are both set for a 7:05 p.m. start.

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