Duehr makes a terrific pass in the neutral zone to thread the puck behind Colton Poolman and to Smith, who has a two-on-one. Smith, the Winnipeg Jets draft pick playing his first-career game, makes a nice pass to Sowder, who catches Adam Scheel sliding from left to right. Sowder walks it across the crease and puts it in for an early goal. Pinto's shot from the left circle takes a long bounce off the end wall to Michaud, who is camped out in the right circle. Michaud hammers it just underneath the bar to tie it up.
This will be the second time the Orange and Brown will play in the title game since joining the conference after the season.
To do so, BGSU has won five straight games; their longest winning streak of the season. It is also the first time the program has swept two consecutive best-of-three playoff series since the season 7 straight wins on their way to the title game.
The Falcons' overall record extended to with their series victory over Northern Michigan. This is the most wins the Bowling Green hockey program has achieved in a single season since the season 26 under former Head Coach Buddy Powers , and the most wins under current Head Coach Chris Bergeron.
Bowling Green continues to bolster one of the strongest team defenses in all of college hockey.
The Falcons enter this championship game with the second lowest goals-against-per-game average of 1. BGSU's penalty kill unit also remains one of the best sitting in second place with a percentage of.
This group had a large hand in slowing down NMU's power play unit last weekend. The sophomore from Lakeville, Minnesota recorded two goals and two assists for the second straight game coming into Friday March Johnson would open the scoring for Bowling Green in the second period of play, before tallying back-to-back assists on BGSU's two power play goals to begin the third period.
He would score one more in the third period to extend the Falcon lead. Max Johnson has heated up along with the rest of the Falcons since the calendar flipped to the month of March.
He has recorded 12 points over Bowling Green's five game winning streak, and now leads the squad in both goals 19 and points This for his performances against Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech respectively.
He also earns the award for the final two weeks it will be given out for the season.
Rauhuaser's contributions to the campaign included leading the squad with 39 points by nine goals and a team-leading 30 assists. The 39 points marked the most by a single Falcon since the season. Bowling Green garnered points in the media preseason poll, and 76 points in the coaches'.
The Falcons also had one vote for the top finish on the year in the media preseason poll.
In total, there are a minimum of 18 opportunities to watch the team in the Slater Family Ice Arena. Bowling Green had records in the campaign, in the campaign, and a record in the season. By competing in the WCHA Championship at the end of the season, it marked Bowling Green's first conference championship appearance since Fans will also have access to FloSports' additional college hockey coverage, which includes select Big Ten Conference hockey games through the company's distribution deal with the Big Ten Network.
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