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Updated 11:25 p.m., Falcons rally late to earn tie at Michigan Tech (12-14-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Saturday, 14 December 2013 22:52
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BG’s Jose Delgadillo (8) ties up Michigan Tech’s Brent Baltus as the Falcons’ Tommy Burke makes a save. (Photo: David Archambeau/The (Houghton) Mining Gazette)
HOUGHTON, Mich. — Bowling Green rallied from a two-goal deficit with less than three minutes remaining Saturday to earn a 4-4 overtime tie against Michigan Tech in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.
The Falcons trailed 3-1 and 4-2 in the third period, but tied the game on extra-attacker goals from Ben Murphy with 2:28 remaining and Bryce Williamson with 1:02 left. BOX SCORE
Williamson and Dajon Mingo both had one goal and one assist, and Mark Cooper scored BG’s other goal.
Tommy Burke had 43 saves for BG, including two point-blank saves as the game ended.
The Huskies held a 47-39 edge in shots for the game.
The Falcons, who were 3-2 winners Friday, are 8-8-4 overall and 6-6-2 in the WCHA. Tech is 6-9-5, 4-4-4.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 14:41
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Falcons ready to start prep for Pitt (12-13-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JACK CARLE Sentinel Sports Editor   
Friday, 13 December 2013 22:51
DETROIT — It’s been a busy week for Adam Scheier, the interim head coach for the Bowling Green football Falcons.
Scheier was officially announced as the interim coach on Tuesday, the same day as Dave Clawson, BG’s head coach for the last past five years, was named head coach at Wake Forest.
‘‘You’re learning every day, but as an assistant coach with aspirations of being a head coach there is no better experience than experience, and I’m gaining that right now,’’ Scheier said Friday afternoon at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl media luncheon. ‘‘This is going to be an unbelievable two weeks. There is a task at hand, and there is an outcome we hope to achieve on the 26th.
‘‘I’m going to enjoy it. I’m going to learn from it, and I’m going to do my best to keep this program going in the right direction,’’ he continued. ‘‘For those of you who have followed us for five years, you’re seen the progress. That’s been the most amazing thing, that it went exactly according to plan. It was culminated last Friday night with the MAC (Mid-American Conference) championship win.
‘‘Now we have one more opportunity.’’
Bowling Green faces Pittsburgh on Dec. 26 with kickoff at 6 p.m. in Ford Field.
Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:16
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Falcons' Burke seeks consistency (12-13-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Friday, 13 December 2013 10:25
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Tommy Burke
Tommy Burke was played well overall for Bowling Green's hockey team.
The next step for him is to be sharp on a consistent basis.
Burke is working hard to eliminate the one so-called soft goal he allows each game - the routine shot a goalie should stop that end up in the net - from his game that have plagued him during the last month.
He's off to a good start. The sophomore is coming off a 18-save shutout  in a 3-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville last Friday.
Burke has alternated starts with freshman Tomas Sholl, and will be in goal tonight when  BG visits Michigan Tech in the opener of a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
"I'm more comfortable this season," said Burke, who has a 2.26 goals-against average and a  .907 save percentage in eight games this season.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 11:50
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Updated 11:10 p.m., Falcon hockey edges Michigan Tech (12-13-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Friday, 13 December 2013 22:38
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BG’s Pierre-Luc Mercier attempts to control the puck against Michigan Tech’s Brent Baltus. (David Archambeau/The (Houghton, Mich.) Mining Gazette)
HOUGHTON, Mich. — Tommy Burke made 39 saves and Kevin Dufour scored twice to help Bowling Green to a 3-2 win over Michigan Tech in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game Friday.
Burke was outstanding on a night the Falcons were out-shot by a 41-18 margin.
Dufour scored twice to give the Falcons a 3-1 lead.  BOX SCORE
The freshman snapped a 1-1 tie with 4:20 remaining in the second period and increased the lead to 3-1 just 1:42 into the third period.
Tech cut BG’s lead to one goal when Alex Petan scored with 2:43 remaining, but the Falcons held on to improve to 8-8-3 overall and 6-6-1 in the WCHA. Tech is 6-9-4, 4-4-3.
The win was just BG’s third in the last nine games. The Falcons are 3-5-1 in that span, even though they held a lead late in the second period or the third period in those five losses and the one tie.
Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013 09:39
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Pitt provides challenge for BG (12-12-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE Sentinel Sports Editor   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:59
Pittsburgh provides an interesting challenge for the Bowling Green Falcon football team.
The teams will face each other Dec. 26 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN. Pitt is 6-6 and BG is 10-3.
''We're excited for the chance to play in another game against such a quality opponent," Pitt coach Paul Chryst said in a statement released by Pitt officials. "Bowling Green was impressive not only in its MAC championship win but all season long, and we have a competitive game of football ahead."
The Falcons will need to find a way to contain Pitt's Aaron Donald, who already has won the Bronko Nagurski Award and the Rotary Lombardi Award.
The Nagurski Award is given annually to the nation's top college defensive player. The Lombardi Award is presented annually to the nation's top college lineman.
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