Falcons’ Solway to play against Providence

Bowling Green’s hockey team has had a hard time generating offense this season.
The Falcons believe the return of David Solway will help them increase their production.
The team’s best forward, Solway hasn’t played the last two weekends the result of a shoulder injury
suffered Oct. 3 during an exhibition against Wilfrid Laurier.
BG had just three goals and 43 shots on goal in its season-opening losses Oct. 9-10 at Minnesota
State-Mankato and two goals and 29 shots in last weekend’s 7-2 exhibition loss against the U.S. Under-18
Team.
The Falcons host Providence tonight and Saturday at 7:05.
Solway, who had 12 goals and 12 assists last season, practiced all week. He’ll skate on the team’s top
line with senior Kai Kantola and freshman Nathan Pageau.
"He’s looking real good and he’s ready to go," BG coach Dennis Williams said. "He’s shown
no signs of being injured. We need him in the lineup. His return is huge."
Solway, who had a goal against Wilfrid Laurier, also is a key member of BG’s power-play and
penalty-killing units.
"He brings a lot of heart to the lineup, a lot of spark," Williams said of the assistant
captain. "He’s dynamic on the power play and penalty-kill. He brings a lot more depth and offensive
capabilities. Not having him in the lineup obviously hurts our power play and our offensive
production."
The Falcon special teams have been inconsistent so far.
"He’s a top-end skill guy and he gives us offense from his hard work, grit and determination,"
Williams said. "He has that complete package in terms of grinding it out, he’ll go into the
corners, in front of the net … He’ll tip pucks and battle guys, even guys bigger than him, around the
net."
Bowling Green’s hockey team has had a hard time generating offense this season.
The Falcons believe the return of David Solway will help them increase their production.
The team’s best forward, Solway hasn’t played the last two weekends the result of a shoulder injury
suffered Oct. 3 during an exhibition against Wilfrid Laurier.
BG had just three goals and 43 shots on goal in its season-opening losses Oct. 9-10 at Minnesota
State-Mankato and two goals and 29 shots in last weekend’s 7-2 exhibition loss against the U.S. Under-18
Team.
The Falcons host Providence Friday and Saturday nights at 7:05.
Solway, who had 12 goals and 12 assists last season, practiced all week. He’ll skate on the team’s top
line with senior Kai Kantola and freshman Nathan Pageau.
"He’s looking real good and he’s ready to go," BG coach Dennis Williams said. "He’s shown
no signs of being injured. We need him in the lineup. His return is huge."
Solway, who had a goal against Wilfrid Laurier, also is a key member of BG’s power-play and
penalty-killing units.
"He brings a lot of heart to the lineup, a lot of spark," Williams said of the assistant
captain. "He’s dynamic on the power play and penalty-kill. He brings a lot more depth and offensive
capabilities. Not having him in the lineup obviously hurts our power play and our offensive
production."
The BG special teams have been inconsistent so far.
"He’s a top-end skill guy and he gives us offense from his hard work, grit and determination,"
Williams said. "He has that complete package in terms of grinding it out. He’ll go into the
corners, in front of the net … He’ll tip pucks and battle guys, even guys bigger than him, around the
net."