This Week in Falcon Hockey History – 1/12-1/18

By January 12, 2014 September 25th, 2015 Other News

A couple great moments are featured this week, including 1,000 games, Holzinger, and the first top spot in college hockey.

Holzy With a Hatty

1/13/95 — Playing in their 1,000th varsity contest, the Falcons skate away with a 9-3 victory over Ohio State at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum.  The game is BG’s first at the SFC since Jan. 7, 1975.  Brian Holzinger records four points, including a hat trick.

First (of Many) Top Ranking

1/15/79 — BG, 23-3-1, garners its first-ever No. 1 national ranking (WMPL coaches’ poll) after sweeping Western Michigan just days earlier in a home-and-home series.  The Falcons would go on to finish the year ranked second nationally, its highest finish ever.

All snippets from “This Week in Falcon Hockey History” come courtesy of the BGSU Hockey Media Guide.

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