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Bowling Green Falcons
Institution: Bowling Green State University
Location: Bowling Green, OH
School founded: 1910
Enrollment: 22,882
President: Dr. Carol Cartwright
Athletic Director: Gregg Christopher
Colors: Orange and Brown
Home Arena: BGSU Ice Arena
Capacity: 5,000
Dimensions: 200'x85'
Men's Team
Conference: Central Collegiate Hockey Association
Coach: Scott Paluch (Bowling Green '91)
Conf. Championships: 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1988
NCAA Championships: 1984

The Bowling Green Falcons are the hockey team that represents Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. The school's team currently competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The team last played in the NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament in 1990. The Falcons have won one Frozen Four NCAA Division I championship, coming in 1984, defeating the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the longest championship game in the tournaments history. The current men's head coach is former Falcons player Scott Paluch.


Season-by-season results

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Falcons. For the full season-by-season history, see Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey seasons

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses

Records as of March 29, 2008.

Season GP W L T Finish Playoffs
2003–04 38 11 18 9 9th, CCHA Lost in CCHA 1st Round, 0–2 (OSU)
2004–05 36 16 16 4 5th, CCHA Lost in CCHA 1st Round, 0–2 (UAF)
2005–06 38 13 23 2 12th, CCHA Lost in CCHA 1st Round, 0–2 (UNO)
2006–07 38 7 29 2 12th, CCHA Lost in CCHA 1st Round, 0–2 (UNO)
2007–08 39 18 21 0 T-7th, CCHA Lost in CCHA Quarterfinals, 0–2 (MIA)

For the current 2008-2009 season, see 2008-09 Bowling Green Falcons season

Current roster


Current Roster

As of October 21, 2008. [1]

# State Player Catches Year Hometown Previous Team
29 Flag of the United States Jimmy Spratt (CGY) L Senior Chesterfield, Michigan Sioux City (USHL)
30 Flag of the United States Phil Greer L Junior Franklin, Massachusetts Santa Fe (NAHL)
31 Flag of the United States Nick Eno (BUF) L Sophomore Howell, Michigan Green Mtn. (EJHL)
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
3 Flag of the United States Brian Moore R Junior Carmel, Indiana Bozeman (NAHL)
4 Flag of the United States Kyle Page (C) L Junior Wixom, Michigan Indiana (USHL)
6 Flag of Canada Dean Petiot L Freshman Daysland, Alberta Camrose (AJHL)
10 Flag of Canada Kevin Schmidt (A) L Senior Markham, Ontario St. Mike's (OPJHL)
12 Flag of Canada Tim Maxwell L Senior Sherwood Park, Alberta Univ. of Maine (NCAA)
15 Flag of Canada Andrew Krelove R Sophomore Thunder Bay, Ontario Des Moines (USHL)
44 Flag of the United States Russ Sinkewich R Senior Westlake, Ohio Lincoln (USHL)
55 Flag of the United States Nick Bailen R Freshman Fredonia, New York Indiana (USHL)
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
5 Flag of the United States David Solway L Sophomore Green Bay, Wisconsin Sioux Falls (USHL)
7 Flag of Canada James Perkin L Junior Calgary, Alberta Lincoln (USHL)
8 Flag of the United States Dan Sexton R Sophomore Apple Valley, Minnesota Sioux Falls (USHL)
11 Flag of Canada Wade Finegan R Sophomore Toronto, Ontario Georgetown (OPJHL)
13 Flag of the United States Jacob Cepis (BUF) L Sophomore Parma, Ohio Cedar Rapids (USHL)
14 Flag of the United States Kai Kantola R Junior Raleigh, North Carolina Fargo-Moorhead (NAHL)
16 Flag of the United States Bryan Potacco L Freshman Kinnelon, New Jersey St. Mike's (OPJHL)
17 Flag of Canada James McIntosh L Freshman Holland Landing, Ontario Stouffville (OPJHL)
18 Flag of Slovakia Tomas Petruska R Junior Prešov, Slovakia Cleveland (NAHL)
20 Flag of Canada Cameron Sinclair L Freshman Windsor, Ontario Surrey (BCHL)
22 Flag of the United States Brennan Vargas L Freshman Coon Rapids, Minnesota Burnaby (BCHL)
23 Flag of the United States Brandon Svendsen (A) R Senior Maplewood, Minnesota Cedar Rapids (USHL)
24 Flag of the United States Todd McIlrath L Junior Northville, Michigan Indiana (USHL)
25 Flag of the United States Patrick Tiesling L Sophomore Rhinelander, Wisconsin Sioux Falls (USHL)
26 Flag of the United States Josh Boyd L Junior Columbus, Ohio Portage (MJHL)
27 Flag of the United States Tommy Dee R Junior Maple Grove, Minnesota Bismarck (NAHL)

Award winners


Hobey Baker Award winners

Hobey Baker Award finalists



Brian Stankiewicz (Austria)

Central Collegiate Hockey Association

Coach of the Year

  • 1994-95: Buddy Powers
  • 1981-82: Jerry York
  • 1978-79: Ron Mason
  • 1977-78: Ron Mason
  • 1975-76: Ron Mason

Player of the Year

Tournament MVP

  • 1988: Paul Connell
  • 1983: Mike David

School records

Main article: Bowling Green Falcons ice hockey records


  • Most goals in a career: Jamie Wansbrough, 127 (1982–86)
  • Most assists in a career: Nelson Emerson, 182 (1986–90)
  • Most points in a career: Nelson Emerson, 294 (1986–90)
  • Most penalty minutes in a career: Matt Ruchty, 474 (1987–91)
  • Most points in a career, defenseman: Scott Paluch, 169 (1984–88)
  • Most wins in a career, Gary Kruzich, 88 (1983–87)
  • Most shutouts in a career, Tyler Masters, 7 (1999–03)



  • Most goals in a season: Bob Dobek, 44 (1973–74)
  • Most assists in a season: Bob Dobek/Paul Ysebaert, 58 (1974–75)/(1986–87)
  • Most points in a season: Brian Hills, 94 (1982–83)
  • Most points in a season, defenseman: Garry Galley, 67 (1983–84)
  • Most wins in a season: Wally Charko, 32 (1978–79)
  • Most shutouts in a season: Tyler Masters, 3 (2000–01)
  • Most power play goals in a season: Don Barber, 21 (1986–87)


  • Most wins in a season: 37 (1978–79)
  • Most overtime games in a season: 11 (1991–92)/(2003–04)
  • Longest overall unbeaten streak: 23 (11/10/1978–1/6/1979)



  • Most goals in a game: Mike Hartman/Jack Laine/Jamie Wansbrough, 5 (vs SUNY-Buffalo, 2/20/1976)/(vs Ohio State, 2/25/1977)/(vs Notre Dame, 3/4/1983)
  • Most assists in a game: Brian Hills, 7 (vs Ferris State, 1/15/1982)
  • Most points in a game: Mike Hall, 8 (vs Alaska-Fairbanks, 11/23/1995)


  • Most goals in a game: 15, 4 times (last time: vs Illinois-Chicago, 1/29/1983)
  • Most goals in a period: 10 (vs SUNY-Buffalo, 2/20/1976 & vs Notre Dame, 11/26/1982)
  • Most assists in a period: 18 (vs SUNY-Buffalo, 2/20/1976)

See also

External links

  • Official sit of Bowling Green Falcons ice hockey

Central Collegiate Hockey Association

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