BGSU sweeps Ferris State in first round of WCHA playoffs

Falcons play in second-round series March 9-11

The Bowling Green State University hockey team advanced to the semifinal round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs Saturday, March 3, with a 5-2 victory over Ferris State University at Slater Family Ice Arena.

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The third-seeded Falcons took a 3-0 lead and later tallied two insurance goals in the third period to earn a sweep over the Bulldogs. BGSU, which defeated Ferris State 2-1 in overtime on Friday, March 2, is now 16-4 in the first round over the last eight seasons, including four sweeps. With the victory, BGSU improves its record to 22-10-6 on the season.

BGSU’s Sam Craggs and Max Johnson scored goals in the first period and Alec Rauhauser’s goal in the second period mad it 3-0. Ferris State fought back with a pair of goals in the second period, but goals by Brett D'Andrea and Mitch McLain put the game out of reach in the third period.

The Falcons advanced to play at Northern Michigan in the WCHA semifinals Friday, March 9, Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11 (if necessary).