Falcons fall out of USCHO Top 20

By February 15, 2016Other News
Bowling Green's Kevin Dufour controls the puck against Miami during Friday's game (Photo by Todd Pavlack/BGSUHockey.com).

Bowling Green dropped out of this week’s U.S. College Hockey Online Top 20 announced Monday.

The Falcons received 39 points in the voting after being 19th a week ago with 119 points.

BG had been ranked every week this season and for 20 consecutive weeks, dating back to last season.

The Falcons were 16th in the preseason poll and were as high as 10th this season, that coming on Oct. 12. They were 19th the last two weeks and had not been in the Top 15 since Dec. 14 when they were 12th.

Two other Western Collegiate Hockey Association teams are ranked this week — Michigan Tech is 14th and Minnesota State is 19th. Michigan Tech also was 14th in this week’s USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15.

BG is 16-10-6 overall and 12-6-5 in the WCHA. The Falcons were 4-1 losers Friday at home against Miami in a nonleague game. They’re only 5-7-1 overall and 4-3-1 in the WCHA since Christmas.

The Falcons, who are tied for second in the league with Michigan Tech, visit Alaska (Fairbanks) for a league series Friday and Saturday nights at 11:07.

BG and Michigan Tech each have 29 points, four behind first place Minnesota State and one ahead of fourth place Ferris State. BG and Tech each have six league games remaining, while Minnesota State and Ferris each have four.

Alaska (Fairbanks) is 5-17-4 and 5-13-4 in the league. The Nanooks are next to last in the 10-team league with 14 points, two points behind Alaska-Anchorage for the final playoff spot and one point ahead of last-place Alabama-Huntsville.

Michigan Tech is at Bemidji State on Friday and Saturday, while Minnesota State is idle, and Ferris plays at Michigan in a nonleague game.


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