Falcons to play in UConn Holiday Tournament over winter break

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While students will be at home over the holiday season, the BG hockey team will be hard at work preparing for a pair of games in the UConn Holiday Tournament.

The Falcons’ (6-12-2, 2-10-2 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) first game will be played against Princeton. Depending on the outcome of that game, they will then play either UConn or Holy Cross.

Princeton (8-5, 6-3 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) has received national recognition this season, as they have received 23 points in USCHO.com’s top 20 poll — good for third in the “others receiving votes” category.

The Tigers have had three goaltenders start a game this season, with Sean Bonar having the most success. In five starts he has given up only six goals — for a 1.19 goals-against average, and he has a .947 save percent.

Backup goalie Mike Condon has also started five games, with a 2.22 GAA and a .927 save percent.

The Falcons are coming off of a disappointing weekend against Ohio State in which they were swept. They possessed a 2-0 lead early in the third period on Friday before losing 4-3 in overtime, and then lost 4-2 on Saturday.

Overall the Falcons have lost three of their last five games, with the other two games counting as ties and shootout losses.

This season the Falcons have been more successful in non-conference games, as they hold a 4-2-0 record against teams from outside of the CCHA.