Power Play Chances Spoil Opener

The Cobbers fell 3-0 in the season opener at Concordia (Wis.).
The Cobbers fell 3-0 in the season opener at Concordia (Wis.).

MEQUON, Wis. (11/01/19)---Concordia was never able to find a rhythm on the power play and lost its season opener 3-0 at Concordia (Wis.).

The Cobbers went 0-for-6 on power play chances as they played the opener against a non-MIAC for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The last time Concordia didn't open the year playing in the MIAC Showcase was 2008 when they lost 3-1 to Wis.-Stevens Point at home.

The Cobbers started slow as they only put up four shots on goal in the first 20 minutes of play. CC would then have at least 11 shots in each of the second and third frames.

The Falcons scored the game-winning goal midway through the first period. CU came up with the first goal of the year at the 11:53 mark and that would be the only score until midway through the third period.

The Cobbers went 0-for-2 on the power play and outshot the Falcons 12-6 in the middle period of play. CC then had three power plays in the third period and was turned away on all three. CU then turned a 1-goal nail-biter into a 3-goal cushion when they scored two goals in a span of 33 seconds. The Falcons got the insurance goal at 12:27 and then tacked on the third at 13:00.

The Cobbers outshot the Falcons 27-24 in the game. Both teams were 0-for-6 on the power play and both teams took seven penalties in the game.

Aaron Herdt and Jacen Bracko both had four shots on goal for the Cobbers.

Senior goalie Jacob Stephan made 21 saves.
  
UP NEXT: Concordia won't have to wait to pick up its first power play goal of the year as they will stay in Wisconsin and play at Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2:05. The Raiders beat St. Thomas 5-2 in their season opener on Friday.