We’re happy to announce the return of one of the original features when we launched: This Week in Falcon Hockey History. Each week we’ll take a look back at some of the greatest moments in the programs history. This first edition is even more special since today, 11/26/13, is the 45th anniversary of the team being added as a varsity sport!
All information comes courtesy of the BGSU Hockey Media guide.
11/24/84 — BG ventures into East Lansing as heavy underdogs against No. 1 ranked Michigan State, but the Falcons leave the Munn Arena faithful stunned after pulling off a 4-3 victory. BG goalie Wayne Collins plays perhaps the best game of his career as he kicks aside 44 Spartan offerings. The Falcons lead 4-2 heading into the third, but hold back a furious Spartan rally behind Collins’ handiwork. MSU’s “Super Team” would go on to win 22 straight games and a total of 38 for the season.
Birth of the Glory
11/26/68 — The University Athletic Committee votes to make hockey a varsity sport commencing with the 1969-70 season, transferring
hockey to the BGSU athletic department for administration and control.
Before Lake Placid, Falcons Beat “Ruzo’s” Terriers
11/30/74 — The Falcons stun the No. 1 team in the country, Boston University, by a 3-2 count in the championship game of the North
Country Thanksgiving Festival. Wayne Sander scores the eventual game-winning goal for the Brown and Orange. Three future Olympians play in the contest: Bob Dobek (1976) and Doug Ross (1976) for BG, and Mike Eruzione (1980) for the Terriers.