Game Preview: Western Michigan

By October 9, 2017Notebooks

The Falcons officially open their season Tuesday as they travel to the unfriendly confines of Lawson Ice Arena on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Tickets are available via the Western Michigan ticket office here.

Seen and Heard

Head Coach Chris Bergeron and sophomore forward Frederic Letourneau met with the media following the Falcons’ 4-1 win over Team USA’s Under-18 squad. Here’s view courtesy of the BGSU Athletic Department:

Falcons in the Polls

Bowling Green was selected to finish fourth in the WCHA preseason polls by both the media and coaches. The Falcons also received votes in the preseason top-20 poll.

Letourneau Lights it Up

Frederic Letourneau has gotten off to a quick start through the Falcons’ two exhibition games. The sophomore forward has two goals and two assists to begin the season. Letourneau looks to build on a 14 point season from last season (six goals, eight assists).

Previewing Western Michigan

The Broncos and Falcons are well acquainted, having played 144 times previously Bowling Green has struggled against Western Michigan recently, however, last winning against the Broncos January 18, 2013.

The Broncos split with Ferris State last weekend in a home-and-home series. They were picked to finish sixth in the NCHC.

But Wait, There’s More

Bowling Green will welcome Michigan State to the Slater Family Ice Arena Friday and Saturday in a home-and-home series. It is the first time the long-time rivals have faced each other since the 2012-2013 season.

Western Michigan
October 10, 2017

Conference: NCHC
Overall Record: 1-1-0
BGSU All-Time vs. WMU: 71-58-8

Andy Murray
Head Coach (Record)
Chris Bergeron
Season Record
Colt Conrad

Wade Allison

Hugh McGing
Mitch McLain

Tyler Spezia

Alec Rauhauser
Ben Blacker
(1-1-0, 2.03 GAA, .932 SV%)
Top Goaltender
Ryan Bednard
(4-3-0, 2.70 GAA, .882 SV%)¹
5/15, 33%
Power Play
33/213, 16%¹
11/11, 100%
Penalty Kill
167/201, 83%¹

¹2016-2017 season

Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for 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