Weekend Preview: Lake Superior

By November 9, 2017Notebooks
Eric Dop has settled in to the college game well, leading the Falcon goaltenders in wins, save percentage, and goals allowed average (Photo by Todd Pavlack/BGSUHockey.com).

This weekend the Falcons welcome their longest rival: the Lake Superior Lakers. The two teams have met 166 times in their storied histories.

Friday’s game begins at 7:37 PM and Saturday’s puck drop is at 7:07 PM.

Tickets are available here.

They Said It

Here’s the most recent edition of Falcon Hockey Weekly with Coach Bergeron and Ryan Vallon:

Player Honors

Eric Dop was named the WCHA Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row. Dop has gotten off to a stellar start in his first collegiate season. He’s 3-1-0 with a 1.75 GAA and .936 save percentage. He is eighth nationally in goals allowed average and sixth in save percentage.

Falcons Getting Noticed

For the first time since the preseason edition the Falcons are receiving votes in the USCHO.com national poll. They’re also receiving votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine for the first time this season.

Bowling Green came in at second place in the Tech Hockey Guide weekly media poll.

WCHA in the Polls

Minnesota State dropped a spot to #10 in this week’s USCHO poll. They’re joined by Northern Michigan at #20 for the lone conference representatives. Along with the Falcons Bemidji State and Michigan Tech received votes

Minnesota State was #11 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. Northern Michigan and Bemidji State joined Bowling Green in receiving votes.

Scouting the Lakers

Lake Superior has stumbled out of the blocks this season enroute to a 2-6-2 record. The Lakers bright spot this season has been their power play which is succeeding at a 31% clip.

Lake Superior has yet to win a game away from the Soo this year.

Around the League

This weekend marks the first to feature every league team playing for conference points. Alaska travels to Ferris State, #20 Northern Michigan plays a home-and-home with Michigan Tech, #10 Minnesota State travels to Bemidji State, and Alaska-Anchorage heads south to Alabama-Huntsville.

Lake Superior
November 10, 2017

Conference: WCHA
Overall Record: 2-6-2
BGSU All-Time vs. LSSU: 81-73-12

days
0
-8
hours
0
-1
minutes
0
-5
seconds
-1
-3
LSSU
 
BGSU
2-6-2
Overall
Record
4-3-2
Damon
Whitten
(35-74-16)
Head Coach
(Record)
Chris
Bergeron
(127-134-35)
J.T. Henke
(2-11-13)

Max Humitz
(5-3-8)

Brayden
Gelsinger
(3-5-8)
Points
Leaders
Cam Wright
(4-5-9)

Alec Rauhauser
(1-6-7)

Max Johnson
(1-5-6)
Nick
Kossof
(1-3-1, 3.36 GAA,
.915 SV%)

Mareks Mitens
(1-3-1, 3.74 GAA,
.890 SV%)
Goaltenders
Eric Dop
(3-1-0, 1.75 GAA,
.936 SV%)

Ryan Bednard
(1-2-0, 2.14 GAA,
.924 SV%)
11/35,
31%
Power
Play
10/46,
22%
35/46,
76%
Penalty
Kill
43/51,
84%
Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for BGSUHockey.com. 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 Drew@bgsuhockey.com.

error: Please contact Todd@BGSUHockey.com for photo rights.