Breezy Point beats West Michigan 3-1 after comeback scare

Breezy Point survived a determined comeback attempt by West Michigan on the way to a 3-1 win.

Breezy Point made the score 3-0 on a goal by Josh Laven at 18:00 in the second period, and West Michigan got as close as 3-1 when Chase Whallon scored 15:07 into the third period.

Laven had two goals to lead Breezy Point to victory.

Breezy Point forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. Breezy Point had been averaging 18.0 minutes in penalties per game. Breezy Point\’s offense rang up 36 shots on West Michigan\’s net.

Breezy Point also got a goal from Ryan Mezera as well. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Tyler Larwood, who had one and Austin Langworthy, who had two.

West Michigan racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with six minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 22.0 minutes per game West Michigan had been spending in the box. West Michigan stifled Breezy Point\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. West Michigan could not produce up to its normal offensive output. West Michigan averages 3.8 goals per game.

Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Brendon Block and Corey Siwula, who each chipped in one.

Breezy Point\’s Wes Paupore stopped 20 shots out of the 21 that he faced. Breezy Point registered zero goals on five power play opportunities. For Breezy Point, Adam Lund was ejected from the game. Joe Licata rejected 33 shots on goal for West Michigan. West Michigan registered one goal on four power play opportunities. For West Michigan, Trevor Temple and Brandon Benaglio were ejected from the contest.