Osborne’s goals lift West Michigan to 8-5 victory over Pittsburgh

Charlie Osborne was all over the ice for West Michigan, as he tallied two goals in West Michigan\’s 8-5 win over Pittsburgh.

Osborne scored at 1:15 into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan and again while 10:48 into the first to make the score 2-2.

West Michigan racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 10 minors and one major for 35 minutes in penalty time. West Michigan surpassed its season average of 26.0 penalty minutes per game. West Michigan forced Pittsburgh\’s goalies to work all game long, taking 40 shots and forcing 32 saves. Jacob Stack made 26 stops and Adam Provaznik made six. West Michigan outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, West Michigan averages 3.6 goals per contest. West Michigan cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring two goals on three chances.

West Michigan also got points from Curtis Carlson, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Chase Whallon, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Ryan Price, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, and Brendon Block, who also registered one goal and one assist. Others who scored for West Michigan included Gavin Cline and Corey Siwula, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Trevor Temple, who had two and Brett Siewertsen, Mitch Kalleward, Connor Henderson, Dakota Ulmer, John Hayward, and JT Ackerman, who each chipped in one.

Pittsburgh was led by Gavin Cummings, who finished with one goal and two assists. Cummings scored on the power play 8:25 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Pittsburgh had gotten the advantage when West Michigan\’s Carlson was sent off for tripping. Adam Schaffer assisted on the tally. Pittsburgh additionally got points from Elijah Williams, who also grabbed one goal and two assists and Brian Dee, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Pittsburgh also had goals scored by Dominick Glavach and Vincent Casale, who each put in one. More assists for Pittsburgh came via Perry Shiring, Auston Palumbo, Anthony Szurlej, and James Stiles, who contributed one each.

Samuel Woznicki recorded 25 saves for West Michigan. Pittsburgh incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.