Content Any Way U Want It!

BG Falcon Media

Content Any Way U Want It!

BG Falcon Media

Content Any Way U Want It!

BG Falcon Media

Join our team
Join the Falcon Media team for Spring semester - paid staff positions, internships, volunteer opportunities. Applications open now until October 13. Get the details!
The BG News
BG24 Newscast
September 21, 2023

Follow us on social
  • Poetry for Fall
    By Jay Grummel Poetry has a way of connecting us to the external and internal world. In poetry it is easier to feel a season and truly feel a piece due to this. Poetry has a subtle way of making the readers immersed into the world of the poem. With the air getting colder and […]
  • A Theatrical Rivalry with Love and Despair
    By Jay Grummel If We Were Villains has a way of making the horrifics acts of rivals and the blurry line of morals poetic. At first glance I didn’t think I’d enjoy this book as much as I did, especially with the amount of times it quoted Shakespeare. However, after diving into this dark academic […]

Icers try to keep the good times rolling

Appearances can be deceiving.

The BG hockey team (5-2, 4-1) will have to keep this in mind this weekend as they host Northern Michigan (2-8, 1-7) for two games at the BGSU Ice Arena. Each game begins at 7:05 p.m.

The Falcons come into the game riding high after posting four straight wins over Western Michigan and Ferris State. Since losing their first Central Collegiate Hockey Association game against Notre Dame on Oct. 23, the Falcons have averaged over four goals per game. This is partly because the team has fired so many shots at the opposing net, averaging nearly 32 per game.

Despite their success within games during the hot streak, coach Scott Paluch stated his players still have plenty to improve upon.

‘There’s a lot, it’s early,’ Paluch said. ‘We like how we’ve been able to withstand some of the momentum swings on the road, but we still want to find more consistency in our game throughout all three zones.

‘The important thing is that we understand some of the main reasons we’re having success. Moving our feet and winning a lot of puck battles is keeping us there.’

The Falcons will have to keep moving forward in their improvement over last season to collect their first six-game CCHA sweep in nearly 20 seasons. Northern Michigan has triumphed over a CCHA opponent just once this season; a 4-3 overtime win in their most recent game against Western Michigan.

However, with the exception of a 9-2 rout courtesy of top-ranked Miami, every game the Wildcats have lost was decided by two goals or less.

‘Oh no, this is a good hockey team,’ Paluch said. ‘They’ve got a lot of skilled players and our team understands that.’

The Wildcats have already had to face off against Michigan, Michigan State, and Miami. Not many college hockey teams have to start their season against three of the top five opponents in the country.

As for the Falcons, in late September they were picked to finish dead last in the CCHA. Two months later, BG has cracked the list of top 20 teams in the country. Just as they didn’t focus on the pre-season ranking, though, Paluch and his players realize they can’t let their recent success go to their heads when facing an opponent such as Northern Michigan.

The Falcons will take the confidence gained from the current win streak into the weekend, but that’s about it.

‘Coming into the season, confidence was the one ingredient we were missing,’ Paluch said. ‘We need to continue to work to get that. It’s another important grind weekend in the CCHA.’

Leave a Comment
Donate to BG Falcon Media

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bowling Green State University. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to BG Falcon Media

Comments (0)

All BG Falcon Media Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *