Weekend Preview: #18 Minnesota State

By November 6, 2013Notebooks

After a weekend where the Falcons (4-2-2, 2-0-0) outscored the Anchorage Seawolves 7-1 and picked up a sweep, it’s time for Bowling Green to hit the road for their biggest test yet: the #18 Minnesota State Mavericks.

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Ticket Information

Click here for ticket information from Minnesota State.

Dan DeSalvo and Freibergs Named Players of the Week

Junior Dan DeSalvo and sophomore Ralfs Freibergs have been named WCHA Players of the Week. DeSalvo racked up four points this past week (1 goal, 3 assists) against Ohio State and Anchorage. Freibergs was named the Defensive Player of the Week. The Latvian native earned two assists and was +2 in games against Anchorage.

Still Skating Wounded

Bowling Green still has a couple big names sitting out this weekend. Both Ryan Carpenter and Brett Mohler are officially out for this weekend’s games. However, head coach Chris Bergeron indicated in his weekly press conference (available below) that both players would be re-evaluated for next week’s games against Ferris State. BG got good news on the injury front as Connor Kucera, who was diagnosed with a mild concussion from Saturday’s game, has been cleared to play this weekend.

Getting to Know the Mavericks

Minnesota State (3-3-0, 1-1-0) was picked as the preseason favorites to win the WCHA. They’re still struggling to gain consistency, however. Last weekend against Bemidji the heavily favorited Mavs were only able to pull out a split (1-4, 4-3). Also, MSU is missing their best player, Matt Leitner, who is out with injury. The junior forward was picked as the WCHA preseason Player of the Year.

Weekly Press Conference

Game Coverage

Game 1

11/8/13 @ 7:37pm CST
Verizon Wireless Center -Mankato, MN

Radio: 88.1 WBGU-FM (BGRSO)
Play-by-Play: Kevin Meyers

Tune in thirty minutes before puck drop and after the game to listen to the BGSUHockey.com Pre and Post Game shows.

Video: WCHA-TV (America One – Subscription)

Game 2

11/9/13 @ 7:07pm CST
Verizon Wireless Center -Mankato, MN

Radio: 88.1 WBGU-FM (BGRSO)
Play-by-Play: Kevin Meyers

Tune in thirty minutes before puck drop and after the game to listen to the BGSUHockey.com Pre and Post Game shows.

Video: WCHA-TV (America One – Subscription)

Media Notes

BGSU Athletic Department: Falcons Head North to Take on No. 18 Minnesota State

MSU Athletic Department: 18th-Rated Mavericks Prep for Bowling Green

WCHA: Four WCHA Series for November 8-9 Feature Alaska at Lake Superior, Bemidji State at Ferris State, Bowling Green at Minnesota State, Alabama Huntsville at Alaska Anchorage

Conference Standings

Courtesy of WCHA.com

Standings11-4

 

National Rankings

Courtesy of USCHO.com

USCHO.com Weekly Poll - 11/4/13

 

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Weekly Poll - 11/4/13

Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for BGSUHockey.com. When he’s not in the press box he makes (legal) drugs at a northwest Ohio compounding pharmacy. Drew is entering his eighth season covering Falcon hockey and has been a fan of the program since his time as a student beginning in 2003. He can be reached on Twitter @BGSUHockeySite and by e-mail at Drew@bgsuhockey.com.

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