|2008–09 Bowling Green Falcons|
|USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine||–|
|Head Coach||Scott Paluch|
|Alternate captains||Kevin Schmidt|
|Arena||BGSU Ice Arena|
The 2008–09 Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey team represent the Bowling Green State University in the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's hockey season. The team will be coached by Scott Paluch and will play their home games at BGSU Ice Arena.
Preseason[edit | edit source]
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. and was replaced by another former Falcons player and graduate assistant, Dennis Williams, in July. 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 fomer Bowling Green teammate Dan Bylsma and was replaced with Frank Novock who was an assistant with Wayne State's ice hockey program before it was disbanded.
A month before the season, Paluch named senior defenseman Tim Maxwell and junior defenseman Kyle Page were named as co-captains for the upcoming season. 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. Also at the media day, sophomore forward Jacob Cepis was named an honorable mention to the preseason all-conference team. 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.
Recruiting[edit | edit source]
|Nick Bailen||R||D||Fredonia, New York||Indiana (USHL)|
|James McIntosh||L||RW||Holland Landing, Ontario||Stouffville (OPJHL)|
|Dean Petiot||L||D||Daysland, Alberta||Camrose (AJHL)|
|Bryan Potacco||L||RW||Kinnelon, New Jersey||St. Michael's (OPJHL)|
|Cameron Sinclair||L||LW||Windsor, Ontario||Surrey (BCHL)|
|Brennan Vargas||L||RW||Coon Rapids, Minnesota||Burnaby (BCHL)|
Players[edit | edit source]
As of July 27, 2010. 
|1||Andrew Hammond||L||Sophomore||Surrey, British Columbia||Vernon (BCHL)|
|31||Nick Eno (BUF)||L||Junior||Howell, Michigan||Green Mtn. (EJHL)|
|–||Scott Zacharias||L||Freshman||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Pembroke (CHL)|
|2||Ryan Peltoma||R||Sophomore||Brainerd, Minnesota||North Iowa (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)|
|–||Mike Montrose||Freshman||Howell, Michigan||Tri-City (USHL)|
|–||Justin Sloat||Freshman||Louisville, Colorado||Owatonna (NAHL)|
*# Senior defenseman Tim Maxwell left the team on December 1, 2008 to pursue a professional hockey career, signing a 25 game tryout with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
Season Stats[edit | edit source]
Standings[edit | edit source]
Note: PTS = Points; GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SW = Shootout Wins; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|2008–09 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings|
|Miami (OH) (#7)||15||10||6||2||2||1||32||16||12||6||3||3||38||23|
|Notre Dame (#5)||8||6||3||2||1||1||17||14||11||7||3||1||37||21|
Scoring Leaders[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Goaltending[edit | edit source]
Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average
References[edit | edit source]
- Klinkner, Ryan (May 16, 2008). Doug Schuller Named New Hockey Coach. Saint John's University (MN).
- Dennis Williams Named New Assistant Hockey Coach. BGSU Falcons (July 3, 2008).
- Todd Reirden Named Assistant Coach. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (August 18, 2008).
- Hockey Announces The Addition Of Frank Novock As Assistant Coach. BGSU Falcons (September 23, 2008).
- Hockey Announces 2008-09 Captains. BGSU Falcons (September 16, 2008).
- Fighting Irish and Wolverines Split Top Spot. Central Collegiate Hockey Association (September 30, 2008).
- Hockey Is Picked To Finish Ninth By Coaches And Seventh By Media. BGSU Falcons (September 30, 2008).
- Fifth Annual Preseason All-Conference Team announced. Central Collegiate Hockey Association (September 30, 2008).
- BGSU Falcons men's ice hockey roster
- Gordon, Kevin (November 29, 2008). Maxwell leaves Falcon hockey team. Sentinel-Tribune.