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BG special teams key (03-20-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:26
Bowling Green's power play has been hot down the stretch.
And the penalty-killing has been good most of the season.
The Falcons need more of the same Friday against Minnesota State in the semifinals of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Mich.
The Mavericks, ranked 15th nationally, are third in the nation in power-play conversions at 26.2 percent and sixth in penalty-killing at 85.9.
"That's going to be a big part of the game," BG coach Chris Bergeron said of the special teams.
The BG power play has scored a goal in seven straight games, going 9-of-22 (40.9 percent) in that span.
"We're going out there with a lot of confidence," BG forward Adam Berkle said. "We expect to score."
"I'm having some sleepless nights watching the way that power play is snapping the puck around the offensive zone," MSU coach Mike Hastings said. "They're beaming with confidence."
The BG penalty-killing is at 86.5 percent over the last 16 games (45-of-52).
"We're going to try to stay disciplined with our actions so we give their power play no opportunities or very limited opportunities," Bergeron said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:16
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WCHA Agate: 03-19-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:51
WESTERN COLLEGIATE
HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
WCHA FINAL FIVE
At Grand Rapids, Mich
Van Andel Arena
Semifinals
Friday's Games
No. 4 BOWLING GREEN (18-14-6) vs. No. 2 Minnesota State (24-13-1), 2:07 p.m.
No. 6 Alaska-Anchorage (18-15-4) vs. No. 1 Ferris State (27-9-3), 7:07 p.m.
Championship
Saturday's Game
Semifinal winners, 7:07 p.m.
BGSU HOCKEY STATISTICS
TEAM
GOALS SCORED
Team    GP    GS    AVG
Bowling Green    38    119    3.1
Opponents    38    100    2.6
gp-games played, gs-goals scored, avg-goals scored per game.
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Falcons turning attention to WNIT (03-19-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by THOMAS SCHMELTZ Sentinel Sports Writer   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:40
A 27-4 record, two wins over Big Ten schools, and the 31st-best RPI ranking in the country were not enough to earn Bowling Green a spot in the upcoming women's NCAA basketball tournament.
Instead, the Falcons turn their attention the Women's National Invitational Tournament.
BG hosts High Point University Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Stroh Center.
"Emotionally, (Monday) night was terrible," said point guard Jillian Halfhill. "... But it's a new day and you have to move on. We found out we play at home, so that's exciting.
"It's hard. I'm a senior, so I have to go with it," she said of being left out of the NCAA tournament. "You have to move on. You have to take it as a positive. We're lucky to even have a chance to be considered as an at-large bid."
The Falcons last made an NCAA tournament appearance in 2011 when they lost to Georgia Tech in the first round.
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BG hockey playing well entering Final Five (03-19-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:47
Bowling Green is playing well entering the semifinals of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five.
The Falcons who have won five straight and are 18-14-6 overall, face 15th-ranked and second-seeded Minnesota State (24-13-1) Friday at 2:07 p.m.
Fourth-ranked and top seeded Ferris State (27-9-3) plays sixth-seeded Alaska-Anchorage (18-15-4) in the second game at 7:07 p.m.
The winners return Saturday night at 7:07 to play for the championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs.
The Final Five is at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Falcons are scoring 4.0 goals per game and allowing 2.0 during their winning streak.
In addition, goalie Tommy Burke has been sharp, and the penalty-killing and power-play units have fared well.
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Falcons host WNIT game Thursday night PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:17
Bowling Green will host High Point (N.C.) in a first-round game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Thursday night.
The Falcons, 27-4 overall, earned the Mid-American Conference’s NIT berth by virtue of winning the conference’s regular-season championship.
BG received the WNIT berth after it failed to earn an at-large spot in the NCAA Tournament Monday night.
The Falcons hopes of advancing to the NCAAs all but ended Friday with a 73-55 loss to Ball State in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament.
Sixty-four teams play in the WNIT.
“We are looking forward to having another opportunity to play in front of our fans at the Stroh Center,” BG coach Jennifer Roos said. “We are fortunate to still be playing in a national postseason tournament, and we are excited about Thursday’s game.”
The Falcons finished MAC regular-season play with a 17-1 record.
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