Falcons drop in national polls

By January 4, 2016Other News
Bowling Green's Jordan Ernst controls the puck against Clarkson during Sunday's game in the Ice Arena (Photo by Todd Pavlack/BGSUHockey.com)


Bowling Green dropped in both of these week’s national polls announced Monday.

In the U.S. College Hockey Online Top 20, the Falcons fell four spots to 16th, and saw their point total drop from 428 in the Dec. 14 poll to 301 this week.

BG dropped out of the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15. The Falcons were among the others receiving votes and received 37 points. BG was 13th with 99 points in the Dec. 14 voting.

The Falcons fell in both polls after losing twice to two unranked teams with losing records.

BG dropped a 1-0 decision to Western Michigan Wednesday at the Huntington Center in Toledo, and then split a home series against Clarkson over the weekend. The Falcons posted a 6-3 victory in Game 1, but Clarkson scored a 3-2 win in Game 2. Western is 7-10-1, while Clarkson is 8-9-2.

The Falcons return to action Friday and Saturday when visit Lake Superior in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. BG is 12-5-5 overall and 8-2-4 in the league.

The Lakers, who played two 1-1 ties at BG Nov. 6-7, is 7-11-4 overall and 4-4-4 in the league.

The teams play Friday at 7:37 p.m. and Saturday at 7:07 p.m.

Kevin Gordon

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