2009–10 Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey season
|2009–10 Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey season|
|Home ice||BGSU Ice Arena|
|USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine||-|
|USCHO.com/CBS College Sports||-|
|Coaches and Captains|
|Head Coach||Dennis Williams|
|Alternate captain(s)||Tommy Dee
Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey seasons
The 2009–10 Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey team is the Falcons' 41st season of varsity hockey. They represent Bowling Green State University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season. The team is coached by Dennis Williams in his first season as the program's head coach and play their home games at BGSU Ice Arena.
Following the 2008-09 season, the future of the ice hockey program at Bowling Green State University was put into doubt. Blog and the local media began to report that the university was planning on cutting the ice hockey program to save money. The reports were met by much criticism from Bowling Green alumni and residents of Northwest Ohio. In late March 2009, Bowling Green president Dr. Carol A. Cartwright officially announced that a feasibility study of the 43-year old ice arena and the hockey program would be conducted. Cartwright stated the outline of a plan to decide the future of the BGSU Ice Arena and to explore options facing the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Cartwright has assigned Dr. Edward G. Whipple, BGSU vice president for student affairs, to lead the arena effort and Greg Christopher, director of intercollegiate athletics, to head the athletics review. Bowling Green's hockey program's first head coach, Jack Vivian, was announced as the head of the arena working group, as he was a long-time, national consultant on ice arena operations.
On July 31, 2009, BGSU announced that it was committing $2.5 million to improvements to BGSU Ice Arena and that another $1.5 million was secured from the state of Ohio by state representative Randy Gardner and state senator Mark Wagoner to assist with renovation plans for the Falcons hockey team's home ice facility. Along with the money committed by BGSU and received from the state of Ohio, the program began to receive donations from supporters and alumni, including $250,000 from Jack and Elaine Vivian and former figure skater and Bowling Green native Scott Hamilton donated $500,000 to endow the Scott Hamilton Hockey Scholarship.
Head coach Scott Paluch would resign on June 30, 2009 and took up a position as regional manager for the United States National Developmental Team. In seven seasons as head coach at Bowling Green, Paluch complied a record of 84-156-23. Paluch's assistant, Dennis Williams was named the interim coach for the 2009-10 season.
Bowling Green would see many players leave the team during the offseason, starting with sophomore forward Dan Sexton, who signed a professional contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Freshman defenceman Dean Petiot, who had left Bowling Green during the 2008-09 season, signed with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League Sophomore forward Jacob Cepis left Bowling Green and transferred to the University of Minnesota and began his career at Minnesota against Bowling Green on January 2, 2010. Freshman defenceman Nick Bailen withdrew from Bowling Green and resigned with his junior team, the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League.
|2009 Exhibition Game Log: 1–1–0 (Home: 1–1–0 ; Road: 0–0–0)|
|1||October 3||Wilfrid Laurier||7-3||Eno||1-0-0|
|2||October 15||US National Team Development Program||7-2||Hammond||1,450||1-1-0|
|#3 Miami (OH)†||28||21||2||5||2||70||100||39||44||29||8||7||147||86|
|#14 Ferris State||28||13||9||6||4||49||79||66||40||21||13||6||118||92|
|#13 Northern Michigan||28||13||9||6||3||48||86||72||41||20||13||8||124||104|
|Lake Superior State||28||10||15||3||2||35||66||90||38||15||18||5||93||118|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
As of December 2009.
|1||Andrew Hammond||L||Freshman||Surrey, British Columbia||Vernon (BCHL)|
|30||Phil Greer||L||Senior||Franklin, Massachusetts||Santa Fe (NAHL)|
|31||Nick Eno (BUF)||L||Junior||Howell, Michigan||Green Mtn. (EJHL)|
|2||Ryan Peltoma||R||Frsehman||Brainerd, Minnesota||North Iowa (NAHL)|
|3||Brian Moore||R||Senior||Carmel, Indiana||Bozeman (NAHL)|
|4||Kyle Page (C)||L||Senior||Wixom, Michigan||Indiana (USHL)|
|8||Ian Ruel||L||Freshman||Ann Arbor, Michigan||Omaha (USHL)|
|15||Andrew Krelove||R||Junior||Thunder Bay, Ontario||Des Moines (USHL)|
|23||Max Grover||R||Freshman||Kentwood, Michigan||Sioux Falls (USHL)|
|25||Reed Rushing||R||Freshman||Seattle, Washington||Marquette (NAHL)|
|28||Robert Shea||R||Freshman||Harrison Township, Michigan||Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)|
|5||David Solway (A)||L||Junior||Green Bay, Wisconsin||Sioux Falls (USHL)|
|6||Jerry Freismuth||L||Freshman||Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan||Alexandria (NAHL)|
|7||James Perkin||L||Senior||Calgary, Alberta||Lincoln (USHL)|
|10||Marc Rodriguez||R||Freshman||Aurora, Illinois||Sioux Falls (USHL)|
|11||Wade Finegan||R||Junior||Toronto, Ontario||Georgetown (OPJHL)|
|13||Nathan Pageau||L||Freshman||Gatineau, Quebec||Hamilton (OJHL)|
|14||Kai Kantola||R||Senior||Raleigh, North Carolina||Fargo-Moorhead (NAHL)|
|17||James McIntosh||L||Sophomore||Holland Landing, Ontario||Stouffville (OPJHL)|
|18||Tomas Petruska||R||Senior||Prešov, Slovakia||Cleveland (NAHL)|
|20||Cameron Sinclair||L||Sophomore||Windsor, Ontario||Surrey (BCHL)|
|21||Jordan Samuels-Thomas (ATL)||L||Freshman||Windsor, Connecticut||Waterloo (USHL)|
|22||Brennan Vargas||L||Sophomore||Coon Rapids, Minnesota||Burnaby (BCHL)|
|26||Josh Boyd||L||Senior||Columbus, Ohio||Portage (MJHL)|
|27||Tommy Dee||R||Senior||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Bismarck (NAHL)|
The Falcons competed in the following tournaments:
- Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota (hosted by Minnesota) from January 2–3.
- Green background indicates win (2 points).
- Red background indicates loss (0 points).
- White background indicates tie (1 point).
|2009–10 Game Log|
† Denotes a non-conference game
Note: GPI = Games Played In; MIN = Minutes played; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; SV% = Save Percentage
- Markey, Matt (March 13, 2009). "BGSU talk of ending hockey irks alumni". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Press Release (March 31, 2009). "BGSU Announces Ice Arena Study And Review Of Athletic Programs". Bowling Green State University. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Staff (July 22, 2009). "BG, UM to play hockey at Lucas County Arena". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Staff (July 31, 2009). "BGSU commits $2.5 million for ice arena improvements". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Staff (November 15, 2009). "Vivians donate $250,000 to BG Ice Arena". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Gilbert-Cunningham, Meghan (December 18, 2009). "Scott Hamilton to fund scholarship at BGSU". Toledo Blade. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Staff (July 1, 2009). "Paluch resigns as Bowling Green head coach". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Staff (April 9, 2009). "Former Wildcat Sexton signs with Ducks". Times Record News. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Staff (September 11, 2009). "Havoc re-sign McCreary, sign Petiot". The Huntsville Times. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- Murphy, Brian (January 2, 2010). "Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team unleashes new weapon". American Chronicle. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
- 2009-10 Bowling Green Ice Hockey Roster Bowling Green State University Official Athletic Site
- Bowling Green State University. "2009–10 Falcon Hockey Schedule". Retrieved January 17, 2010.