BG Hockey season closes, Ferris State completes sweep


Ben Shanahan, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The 2022-23 season has come to an end.

The Bowling Green men’s hockey team lost 2-1 in overtime against the Ferris State Bulldogs on Saturday.

Bowling Green opened up game 2 of the CCHA quarterfinals in a historic way.

Senior Taylor Schneider broke the program record for all-time games played with 182.

In the first period, the Bulldogs came out very aggressive, taking four penalties early.

Unfortunately, the Falcons are not able to capitalize on multiple man advantages.

The power play unit ended up going 0-5 during this game and 1-10 overall.

Both goalies, Noah Giesbrecht and Christian Stoever, showcased their skills, denying chance after chance on each side.

Stoever ended the night by saving 28 shots, and Giesbrecht by saving 32 shots.

The Slate did not see its first goal in the game until 12 minutes left in the final frame of regulation.

Ferris State captain Brendan MacLaren found the back of the net, soaring the puck over Stoever’s shoulder.

For the second straight night, the Falcons pulled their goalie in a last-ditch effort to tie the game.

It turned out to be successful once again.

Senior Chase Gresock fired a wrist shot past Giesbrecht with only 77 seconds left to play.

This forced the game into overtime once again, but the results were similar to the previous night.

Bulldogs forward Jason Brancheau sniped the puck over Stoever’s shoulder, advancing Ferris State to the CCHA semifinals.

They will play the Minnesota State Mavericks in Mankato.

For the Falcons, their season comes to an end.

Head Coach Ty Eigner had this to say about the year:

“We are obviously disappointed that it came sooner than later. We told the guys we are proud of them,” he said. “Winning and losing is a big piece of this game, but if you look at how these seniors are on and off the ice, you have to be proud.”

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage.