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Bronco hockey drops third in a row, lose 5-3 to Denver

by Colin Windecker

Denver, CO (WKZO) – For the third straight game, the Western Michigan University Hockey team blew a two goal lead and lost to the University of Denver 5-3.

WMU jumped out to a 2-0 goal after a first period goal from Shane Berschbach and then a second period goal from Justin Kovacs 4:59 into the period. The wheels quickly fell off for the Broncos after then.

Denver scored four straight goals in less than six minutes to close out the second with a 4-2 lead.

Josh Pitt’s third goal of the season cut the lead in half at 4-3 but Denver added an insurance goal two minutes later.

Frank Slubowski made 29 saves on 34 shots. Kovacs finished with three points.

The Broncos and Pioneers faceoff again on Saturday night at 9:07.