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BG_Falcons
11-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Well since there isn't one, and there hasn't been one in a while and since most people just go to AZZ anyway I guess I'm just doing this to talk to myself, or I like punishment and have other people talk trash about BG Hockey, most likely I'm just bored and AZZ can be a little preachy at times, either way fun times are abound

Currently the Falcons are an amazing 2-9-3 (1-6-2-1) with a great Power Play of 2/38 or about .053

Leading Scorers after 14 games (light up that lamp at record pace...)

Ryan Carpenter (4g,5a)
Adam Berkle (2g, 6a)
Dan DeSalvo (1g, 7a)
Dajon Mingo (2g, 5a)

BG_Falcons
11-30-2012, 11:44 AM
However not everything is doom and gloom, the Falcons announced 3 members of their recruiting class, D Reed Whiteside, D Mark Friedman, G Thomas Sholl.

http://bgsufalcons.com/news/2012/11/26/HOCKEY_1126123624.aspx

Welcome to the Orange and Brown...now if only we could recruit people that no how to score some goals.


Thomas Sholl recieving internet fame for making the Crosby look like Cros***** in Camp this summer...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNy37N2CwcY

4four4
11-30-2012, 12:16 PM
This program reminds me of Minnesota Gophers football how the mighty have fallen. It would be nice to see them fill the arena to the top with a winning program.

MUhawks628
11-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Well since there isn't one, and there hasn't been one in a while and since most people just go to AZZ anyway I guess I'm just doing this to talk to myself, or I like punishment and have other people talk trash about BG Hockey, most likely I'm just bored and AZZ can be a little preachy at times, either way fun times are abound

Are you one of the bitter "MyAudi" people? If so, that can be accommodated ;)

Welcome aboard!

JohnsonsJerseys
11-30-2012, 03:21 PM
Many fans of the new WCHA teams feel that BGSU will bolt the league before ever playing their first game in the new conference. What is the word in Falcon land about going to Atlantic Hockey or other options besides the WCHA. What is the buzz in the rink? If nothing else, you guys are making UAH very nervous. They want to be the "even number of teams" solution to the WCHA but if BGSU leaves it is likely UAH won't be getting in without another dance partner.

Ryan J

BG_Falcons
11-30-2012, 05:07 PM
Are you one of the bitter "MyAudi" people? If so, that can be accommodated ;)

Welcome aboard!

I was more self hating BG more than anything...I love BG and BG hockey(more than any other sport they offer) and because of this yes I do have a some what strong dislike towards Miami at times you know the jokes, Banana Republic, etc. :p

But I'm not going to be a jerk about it and start yelling off about teams on a board...you save that stuff for the Ice Arena.


Many fans of the new WCHA teams feel that BGSU will bolt the league before ever playing their first game in the new conference. What is the word in Falcon land about going to Atlantic Hockey or other options besides the WCHA. What is the buzz in the rink? If nothing else, you guys are making UAH very nervous. They want to be the "even number of teams" solution to the WCHA but if BGSU leaves it is likely UAH won't be getting in without another dance partner.

Ryan J

Honestly there is absolutely no talk or buzz about BGSU leaving the WCHA for Atlantic Hockey that I know of, I have worked in the Media Relations/Sports Information Department for 4 years and through everything I've heard from people and coaches they want to be in the WCHA because they feel like it will bring BG back to "glory" quicker by playing against tougher competition and recruiting would be better. In fact the coaches joked around during intermission last year against Canisius saying if we where in AHA we would win every game...I know they where joking but I think they would prefer to have the challenge of the WCHA teams.

BG_Falcons
12-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Congrats go out to former Falcon Hockey coach Jerry York, tying another former Falcon coach Ron Mason on the all time wins list...proud to be apart of a program with such great history, Roll Along!

spikechiquet
12-02-2012, 11:55 PM
I'll join the talk...only because I live in proximity to BG (PBurg) and my wife works IT at BG. Unfortunately, my job doesn't allow me Fri/Sat nights off, so I'll never get a chance to go to a game. :(
I don't mind BG...as long as they stop beating NMU in the playoffs! haha

Freddie
12-03-2012, 05:52 PM
Many fans of the new WCHA teams feel that BGSU will bolt the league before ever playing their first game in the new conference. What is the word in Falcon land about going to Atlantic Hockey or other options besides the WCHA. What is the buzz in the rink? If nothing else, you guys are making UAH very nervous. They want to be the "even number of teams" solution to the WCHA but if BGSU leaves it is likely UAH won't be getting in without another dance partner.

Ryan J

I can safely say there is NO such buzz here.
BG held off on taking the WCHA path in desparate hopes that some version of the CCHA could be patched together with several Atlantic teams (RMU, Niagara, Mercyhurst and Canisius were mentioned)...but once WMU bought into the Nacho league, and Ferris and Lake State took the WCHA offer within minutes of the offer being made, there was no way that could ever happen. BG WILL enter WCHA as scheduled.

JohnsonsJerseys
12-04-2012, 09:34 AM
What has been posted here confirms my thoughts. While BGSU trying to hold the CCHA together made sense, I really didn't see the reason for the rumors that they wanted to get into AH. Keeping the CCHA would have provided a number of positive aspects: 1) Keep the conference going 2) Smaller WCHA and CCHA conferences = better chance for an auto-bid to the NCAA tourney 3) Allows for easier future expansion of NCAA D-I hockey with conferences looking for more teams. The new WCHA will be cool and all, but if UAH gets in (and I think they will) the WCHA will likely be reluctant to take an 11th team without a 12th along with them. (Just ask Bemidji about that process.)

Some of the other new WCHA schools were concerned that BGSU was the only D-I school in the new WCHA and without them there really wouldn't be a WCHA voice at the NCAA table. The part that really never made sense to me was why as a big D-I school, BGSU would consider going to a league where they would lose scholarships due to conference limits. That was the one thing that just made me scratch my head how the rumors could in any way be true.

Thanks for the feedback. I'm looking forward to having an excuse to visit some new rinks starting next year and interaction with some new fans.

Ryan J

BG_Falcons
12-04-2012, 12:02 PM
I'll join the talk...only because I live in proximity to BG (PBurg) and my wife works IT at BG. Unfortunately, my job doesn't allow me Fri/Sat nights off, so I'll never get a chance to go to a game. :(
I don't mind BG...as long as they stop beating NMU in the playoffs! haha

Noooo! Don't take away the one thing their really good at!

spikechiquet
12-05-2012, 11:49 PM
Ha. How about a trade...better everywhere else...terrible against NMU. That sounds fair to me.
Just finished reading Paula Weston's story on the Falcons...not much improvement from last year...but a very small up tick in goals scored. So at least one could say there is progress.

sm2pk
12-06-2012, 08:01 AM
The travel time for teams in the new WCHA is going to come back and bite everyone in the butt. WEstern and Miami are going to wear out with the traveling distances they are now going to have to endure. The reason why Omaha jumped to the WCHA was shorter travel and more centrally located with the WCHA than with the CCHA . The way the leagues were set up was to make travel as short as possible and keep teams in a central area with each other. The Big Ten leagues ruined all that and I don't think it was done for the good of hockey.

BG_Falcons
12-06-2012, 11:38 AM
I think that the team has talent, they have a bunch of skilled two way fowards or players who are good at setting up plays but they just don't have any pure goal scoring talent on the team and that has been a real problem since about 2009 after Dan Sexton got signed away mid season by the Ducks and the other goal scorers Petruska and Solway graduated the following year. There's plenty of talent on the team and the team is very young with Berkle, Carpenter, Wojtala, Hammond, Tate, Sholl (recruit) and a couple other players I think all getting 1 or multiple NHL Camp invites this summer, they just need people to put the puck in the net...and that would help the PP as well which is the worse PP I have ever seen in the history of hockey

BG_Falcons
12-08-2012, 06:08 PM
BG with a big win against Alaska Fairbanks last night 3-2 ending a 6 game losing streak...going for the sweep tonight.

Falcon Fanatic
12-09-2012, 10:41 AM
Pulled Hammond, Berkle tied it up to send it into OT. Lose in the shootout. Still, a 4 point weekend in Alaska is GOOD! Moved up from 11th to 9th, tied with MSU and NMU. One game against the Irish next Saturday, then the break. Feeling good about how this weekend went and much to build on going into the second half of the year!

GO FALCONS!!
BEAT THE IRISH!!

JohnsonsJerseys
12-09-2012, 09:52 PM
The Big Ten leagues ruined all that and I don't think it was done for the good of hockey.

As much as the Big Ten was the first domino to fall, I really can't blame them. They have an established conference with every other sport already so when there were enough teams to do hockey it is only natural that they would bring their teams back under the Big Ten umbrella. When Western hockey went off the rails is when the other WCHA teams decided to create their own league. If just WI and MN would have left the WCHA would have had 10 teams - no big deal at all, still a stable league. The CCHA would have been a bit less stable going from 11 down to 8, but they could have grabbed UAH and been at 9 or add one AH hockey team for an even number. It would have created room in several conferences for expansion. But as soon as the National was created, everyone started scrambling to grab up all the teams they could and the CCHA was lost to greed. The whole last 18 months has been pretty sad for college hockey, but I guess when you look at what D-I football is doing, it could be much worse I guess.

Ryan J

Falcon Fanatic
12-11-2012, 07:48 PM
As much as the Big Ten was the first domino to fall, I really can't blame them. They have an established conference with every other sport already so when there were enough teams to do hockey it is only natural that they would bring their teams back under the Big Ten umbrella. When Western hockey went off the rails is when the other WCHA teams decided to create their own league. If just WI and MN would have left the WCHA would have had 10 teams - no big deal at all, still a stable league. The CCHA would have been a bit less stable going from 11 down to 8, but they could have grabbed UAH and been at 9 or add one AH hockey team for an even number. It would have created room in several conferences for expansion. But as soon as the National was created, everyone started scrambling to grab up all the teams they could and the CCHA was lost to greed. The whole last 18 months has been pretty sad for college hockey, but I guess when you look at what D-I football is doing, it could be much worse I guess.

Ryan J
I agree with you! The formation of NACHO league really caused a crapload of the changes. I think two of those teams (MU & WMU) are REALLY going to struggle with the cost of all of that travel!! Seriously, I will be surprised if this league is around for longer than a few years, but we'll see how it all shakes out.

MUhawks628
12-12-2012, 07:27 AM
I agree with you! The formation of NACHO league really caused a crapload of the changes. I think two of those teams (MU & WMU) are REALLY going to struggle with the cost of all of that travel!! Seriously, I will be surprised if this league is around for longer than a few years, but we'll see how it all shakes out.

The leauge could fall apart for any number of reasons, but to suggest that Miami and Western will leave within a few years due to travel costs is asinine. It doesn't exactly take a rocket scientist to project what travel costs in the new leauge will be vis-a-vis the CCHA. If either athletic department couldn't handle those costs for the next few years, why in the world would they have made the jump? Or in Western's case activley campaigned for an invite. I've more than soured on the conference since its' inception, but this short term travel cost argument is a complete strawman that just won't die.

Freddie
12-16-2012, 06:11 PM
The leauge could fall apart for any number of reasons, but to suggest that Miami and Western will leave within a few years due to travel costs is asinine. It doesn't exactly take a rocket scientist to project what travel costs in the new leauge will be vis-a-vis the CCHA. If either athletic department couldn't handle those costs for the next few years, why in the world would they have made the jump? Or in Western's case activley campaigned for an invite. I've more than soured on the conference since its' inception, but this short term travel cost argument is a complete strawman that just won't die.

What Falcon Fanatic is REALLY trying to say is "We hate your disloyal, back-stabbing, preppie, scum-filled guts."
She's just to fine a lady to say it.