|Falcons fourth in WCHA media poll|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Tuesday, 24 September 2013 14:58|
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bowling Green was fourth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association media poll announced Tuesday.
The Falcons received 149 points to finish behind Minnesota State 244, Ferris State 218 and Alaska 168.
MSU received 22 of the 25 first-place votes, while Ferris State had two and Bemidji had one.
The Falcons are in their first season in the WCHA after being a charter member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The CCHA was formed in 1971.
But the CCHA no longer exists because of college hockey’s realignment that takes effect this season.
BG junior forward Ryan Carpenter was named to the media’s preseason all-league team.
Falcon sophomore defenseman Ralfs Freibergs received votes for the all-league team.
BG goalie Tomas Sholl received votes for the rookie of the year award.
The WCHA coaches poll will be announced Wednesday.
WESTERN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Team (first-place votes) Points
1) Minnesota State (22) 244
2) Ferris State (2) 218
3) Alaska 168
4) BOWLING GREEN 149
5) Michigan Tech 144
6) Northern Michigan 137
7) Lake Superior 117
8) Bemidji State (1) 108
9) Alaska-Anchorage 54
10) Alabama-Huntsville 36
WCHA PLAYER OF YEAR
Matt Leitner, forward, Minnesota State.
Others receiving votes: Garrett Thompson, forward, Ferris State; and Stephon Williams, goalie, Minnesota State.
Forwards: Leitner; RYAN CARPRENTER, BOWLING GREEN; and Alex Petan of Michigan Tech.
Defensemen: Jason Binkley, Ferris State; and Zach Palmquist, Minnesota State.
Also receiving votes: RALFS FREIBERGS, BOWLING GREEN; Stephan Vigier, Northern Michigan; Matt Prapavessis, Bemidji State; Colton Paraynko, Alaska; and CJ Ludwig, Northern Michigan.
Goalie: Stephon Williams; Minnesota State.
Others receiving votes: C.J. Motte, Ferris State; and Andrew Walsh, Bemidji State.
WCHA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Zach Stepan, forward, Minnesota State.
Others receiving votes: TOMAS SHOLL, GOALIE, BOWLING GREEN; Brendan Harms, forward, Bemidji State; Mathias Dahlstrom, goalie, Northern Michigan; and Cliff Watson, defenseman, Michigan Tech.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 19:08|
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