As you settle in for a day of watching football (Go Bengals) and getting ready for the week ahead take a look at this week’s installment of “This Week in Falcon Hockey History.”
We’re Number 1 (again)
12/3/83 — BG, ranked third in the country heading into the weekend, finishes a sweep of No. 1 Ohio State in a thrilling come-from-behind 8-6 decision at the Ice Arena. OSU builds leads of 3-0 and 5-2 in the first period, but freshman goalie Gary Kruzich comes on in relief to spark the BG rally. Trailing 6-5 in the third, Gino Cavallini, Dave Randerson, and Dan Kane find the net to cap an unbelievable rally. Jamie Wansbrough’s goal-scoring streak reaches eight games, one shy of the school record. Two days later, the Falcons replace the Buckeyes as the top team in the land.
12/5/92 — BG freshman goalie Aaron Ellis blanks Miami, the country’s No. 4 rated team, by a 5-0 count. Ellis makes 27 saves against the eventual CCHA champions.
Disco Dan Scores Rare 5-on-3 Shortie
12/6/91 — Dan Bylsma’s short-handed goal, BG’s only two-man-down marker in the history of the program, proves to be the game winner in a 5-4 win at Western Michigan.
12/7/74 — After topping BU one week earlier, the Falcons venture to East Lansing and defeat the No. 2 team in the nation, Michigan State, by a 7-4 margin. Byron Shutt scores a pair of goals for BG.
Shutting Down the Sioux
12/7-8/90 — BG receives a national ranking of eighth after securing its first ever sweep of a WCHA foe as the Falcons down North Dakota, 7-5 and 4-3 in overtime, at the Ice Arena.
12/7/97 — Freshman netminder Shawn Timm made 42 saves in a 1-0 Falcon victory at #1 Michigan State before a sellout crowd of 6,257 at Munn Arena. It would be one of only two losses at home for the CCHA champion Spartans. Freshman Dennis Williams scored the only goal of the game in the third period. The win snapped a nine-game win less streak for the Falcons, while the loss stopped an eight-game Spartan winning streak.
All snippets from “This Week in Falcon Hockey History” come courtesy of the BGSU Hockey Media Guide.