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2008–09 Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey
Conference 12th CCHA
Ranking
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
2008–09 Record 11–24–3
Home Record 9–9–2
Road Record 2–15–1
Head Coach Scott Paluch
Captain Kyle Page
Alternate captains Kevin Schmidt

Brandon Svendsen

Arena BGSU Ice Arena

The 2008–09 Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey team represented Bowling Green State University in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season. Their regular season began on October 10, 2008, against RIT and concluded on February 28, 2009, against Western Michigan. Despite finishing last in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Bowling Green advanced to the 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament where they were eliminated two games to none by Ohio State in the opening round.

Pre-seasonEdit

In May 2008, assistant coach and former Falcon player, Doug Schueller, left the team to become the head coach of the ice hockey team at Saint John's (MN), becoming the 22nd head coach in the Johnnies' history.[1] and was replaced by another former Falcons player and graduate assistant, Dennis Williams, in July.[2] Once again in August, the hockey team lost another assistant coach, when Todd Reirden took a position as assistant coach with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League under former Bowling Green teammate Dan Bylsma[3] and was replaced with Frank Novock who was an assistant with Wayne State University's ice hockey program before it was disbanded.[4]

A month before the season, Paluch named senior defenseman Tim Maxwell and junior defenseman Kyle Page as co-captains for the upcoming season.[5] At the CCHA media day, the Falcons were voted to finish ninth by the league's coaches with 56 points and seventh by the league's media partners with 444 points.[6][7] Also at the media day, sophomore forward Jacob Cepis was named an honorable mention to the preseason all-conference team.[8] The Falcons entered the season returning 21 letter winners, while losing six including Buffalo Sabres prospect, Derek Whitmore who scored 102 points during his four-year career with Bowling Green.[7]

RecruitingEdit

[ StandingsEdit

2008–09 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standingsv •d •e
Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Notre Dame†* 28 21 4 3 3 48 95 52 40 31 6 3 135 69
#5 Michigan 28 20 8 0 0 40 98 51 41 29 12 0 145 84
#2 Miami (OH) 28 17 7 4 2 40 89 57 41 23 13 5 128 89
Alaska 28 13 10 5 3 34 54 51 39 17 16 6 74 68
Ohio State 28 13 11 4 3 33 87 85 42 23 15 4 143 119
Northern Michigan 28 11 12 5 3 30 72 73 41 19 17 5 111 103
Western Michigan 28 9 13 6 2 26 75 86 41 14 20 7 111 130
Nebraska-Omaha 28 8 13 7 3 26 62 76 40 15 17 8 98 103
Ferris State 28 9 14 5 2 25 58 68 38 12 19 7 90 105
Lake Superior State 28 7 15 6 1 21 73 86 39 11 20 8 110 115
Michigan State 28 7 17 4 3 21 43 85 38 10 23 5 62 118
Bowling Green 28 8 19 1 0 17 60 96 38 11 24 3 89 131
Championship: Notre Dame

† indicates conference regular season champion

  • indicates conference tournament champion

Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Schedule and resultsEdit

  • Green background indicates shootout/overtime win (conference only) or win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (conference only) or tie (1 point).
2008–09 Game Log

† Denotes a non-conference game

° Denotes 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament first round

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Dan Sexton 38 17 22 39 20
Brandon Svendsen 38 12 18 30 36
David Solway 38 12 12 24 62
Kai Kantola 36 12 6 18 63
Nick Bailen 37 6 10 16 58
James Perkin 38 7 7 14 0
Kyle Page 38 4 10 14 20
Kevin Schmidt 38 4 6 10 0
Josh Boyd 35 3 6 9 8
Tommy Dee 37 7 1 8 28
Todd McIlrath 31 1 7 8 0
Patrick Tiesling 38 0 6 6 14
Jacob Cepis 18 1 4 5 0
Wade Finegan 19 2 2 4 16
Tomas Petruska 36 1 3 4 44
Andrew Krelove 38 0 4 4 32
Bryan Potacco 18 0 3 3 4
Russ Sinkewich 22 0 2 2 0
James McIntosh 34 0 2 2 32
Cameron Sinclair 7 0 1 1 4
Tim Maxwell 11 0 1 1 4
Dean Petiot 5 0 0 0 2
Brennan Vargas 7 0 0 0 2
Brian Moore 27 0 0 0 12

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time on ice; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average; G = Goals; A = Assists; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA G A PIM
Jimmy Spratt 34 1951 11 19 3 99 3 .891 3.04 0 1 0
Nick Eno 7 328 0 5 0 25 0 .805 4.58 0 2 0


RosterEdit

As of August 15, 2010. [9]

Goaltenders
# State Player Catches Year Hometown Previous Team
1 Andrew Hammond L Sophomore Surrey, British Columbia Vernon (BCHL)
30 Scott Zacharias R Freshman Winnipeg, Manitoba Pembroke (CJHL)
31 Nick Eno (BUF) L Senior Howell, Michigan Green Mtn. (EJHL)
Defensemen
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
2 Ryan Peltoma R Sophomore Brainerd, Minnesota North Iowa (NAHL)
4 Michael Montrose L Freshman Howell, Michigan Tri-City (USHL)
7 Jake Sloat L Freshman Louisville, Colorado Owatonna (NAHL)
8 Ian Ruel R Sophomore Ann Arbor, Michigan Omaha (USHL)
15 Andrew Krelove R Senior Thunder Bay, Ontario Des Moines (USHL)
23 Max Grover R Sophomore Kentwood, Michigan Sioux Falls (USHL)
25 Reed Rushing R Sophomore Seattle, Washington Marquette (NAHL)
28 Robert Shea R Sophomore Harrison Township, Michigan Green Bay (USHL)
Forwards
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
5 David Solway (C) L Senior Green Bay, Wisconsin Sioux Falls (USHL)
6 Jerry Freismuth L Sophomore Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Alexandria (NAHL)
10 Marc Rodriguez L Sophomore Aurora, Illinois Sioux Falls (USHL)
11 Wade Finegan R Senior Toronto, Ontario Georgetown (OJHL)
12 Bryce Williamson R Freshman Seba Beach, Alberta St. Albert (AJHL)
13 Nathan Pageau L Sophomore Gatineau Quebec Hamilton (OJHL)
14 Camden Wojtala L Freshman Trenton, Michigan Omaha (USHL)
16 Chad Sumsion L Freshman Woodstock, Ontario Newmarket (OJHL)
17 James McIntosh L Junior Holland Landing, Ontario Stouffville (OJHL)
18 Ryan Viselli R Freshman Winsor, Ontario Penticton (BCHL)
20 Cameron Sinclair L Junior Windsor, Ontario Surrey (BCHL)
21 Jordan Samuels-Thomas (ATL) L Sophomore Windsor, Connecticut Waterloo (USHL)
22 Brennan Vargas L Junior Coon Rapids, Minnesota Burnaby (BCHL)
24 Brett Mohler R Freshman Yorba Linda, California Tri-City (USHL)
26 Mike Fink L Freshman Minnetonka, Minnesota Des Moines (USHL)
27 Andrew Wallace L Freshman Bedford, Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Surrey (BCHL)

*# Senior defenseman Tim Maxwell left the team on December 1, 2008 to pursue a professional hockey career, signing an Amateur Tryout Contract with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL.[10]

*## Sophomore forward Jacob Cepis left the team on December 18, 2008 citing personal reasons.[11]

*### Freshman defenseman Dean Petiot left the team in early January 2009 citing personal/family reasons.

*#### Senior defenseman Russ Sinkewich left the team on February 4, 2009 and signed with the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL.

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