Pretty good call. Tech most likely bounces back at home today.I have a gut feeling the championship is going to be BG at Tech.
BG is finally playing like the team most though they would be in October.
Bowling Green's horrendous start was mainly fueled by two things.
1) The increased amount of penalties called at the beginning of the season, especially in October. BG played penalty filled games against Western, Ohio State and Miami. They lost the special teams battle in those games and the out-of-conference loses sunk their pairwise and to a large extent the WCHA's.
2) Chris Nell's father passing away right before the start of the season. He tried to play on through it, but the results speak for themselves. He was a shell of the goalie he had been and rightfully so. It wasn't until after the Holiday break that he got his feet back under him. He now has figured out his "new normal" as Bergeron has said and since coming back from break has a 1.59 GAA and .942 save % numbers that are thebest in the league of goalies that have played at least 8 games in that time frame.
Nell will be the difference maker if BG is able to pull off the win on the road next weekend. He outplayed Bitzer this weekend and will need to do the same in the title game.
Once Nell solidified the goal the rest of the team has just fallen into place over the last 6 weeks.