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BG_Falcons
02-08-2013, 09:15 PM
BGSU Defeats Michigan State 2-1 at the BGSU Ice Arena

Goal Scorers are Ben Murphy and Ryan Carpenter
Winning Goalie is Tommy Burke

Carpenter extends his points streak to 13 straight games.

Carpy Dueces for Hobey!

BGFan
02-08-2013, 09:34 PM
We need to complete the sweep to pull away from the teams behind us. Hopefully OSU can take care of business at Alaska tonight so we can gain some ground on them. A sweep by BG and a sweep by OSU will put us only 1 point behind Alaska for 6th place and we have 2 games in hand on them. Ferris State next weekend will be a tough series!

blackswampboy
02-08-2013, 09:34 PM
it weren't pretty, but we'll take it.

and attendance over 3000 again, at 3436. the buzz is coming back.
but what's with all the hokey in-game promotions? seems like more every week. is all that necessary to get people out to the game? bah.

BG_Falcons
02-08-2013, 10:06 PM
it weren't pretty, but we'll take it.

and attendance over 3000 again, at 3436. the buzz is coming back.
but what's with all the hokey in-game promotions? seems like more every week. is all that necessary to get people out to the game? bah.

Promotions may slow down the game but they are a great thing. Yes they help get students out to the game but having some many promotions shows interest from the local businesses and that is just as important to an athletic department. If promotions bring people out to the game than that just brings in more money straight into BGSU Athletics pocket as well as increasing the chances of those businesses to increase involvement through sponsorships and more free stuff for the University/Athletic Department/Fans, being able to offer a lot of promotions that people want and that increase traffic to businesses in the community are very necessary.

In 2008 when I was a freshman their was no buzz/no promo and the hockey team was almost killed off compared to now and December when I graduated it is amazing the turnaround.

I have a BSE in Sports Management from BG and used to work in the Media Relations/Sports Information department and worked next to Marketing a bit while I was a student and when I was an Intern at Owens CC for their Athletics a lot of my work was working with businesses for promotions. More promo the better.

blackswampboy
02-09-2013, 12:30 AM
well...I can understand your POV, with your background.

but call me a purist, the promotions are veering toward overload. the zamboni guy has to park and wait while folks play for their free pizza.
in the glory days the place was packed to the rafters without all the gimmicks...courtesy of good hockey.
yes, 2008 was rock bottom for BGSU hockey, a disaster on every front. since then they've done a lot of good things to bring the program back from the dead--first and foremost saving the building from collapse. oh yeah, and hiring Bergeron helped. promotions are a bit further down the list of improvements. :rolleyes:

but I digress.
with the return of good hockey, the fans will come back...with or without chances to play for loot.

BG_Falcons
02-09-2013, 01:36 AM
well...I can understand your POV, with your background.

but call me a purist, the promotions are veering toward overload. the zamboni guy has to park and wait while folks play for their free pizza.
in the glory days the place was packed to the rafters without all the gimmicks...courtesy of good hockey.
yes, 2008 was rock bottom for BGSU hockey, a disaster on every front. since then they've done a lot of good things to bring the program back from the dead--first and foremost saving the building from collapse. oh yeah, and hiring Bergeron helped. promotions are a bit further down the list of improvements. :rolleyes:

but I digress.
with the return of good hockey, the fans will come back...with or without chances to play for loot.

No sh*t of course that's more important,

also it would help if we had a competent Ice Crew who could keep the Visitor net in place if a breeze happens and could have both Zamboni's functioning at the same time, that would also be nice and if both are running they could run both at once like a lot of rinks do, it would be nice to have the ice cleaned up completely after intermission and not have to have visiting players help push it off the ice so they can warm up. I think it could be argued that BG has some of the worst ice in the country. You know what helps keep those(that one) Zamboni(s) running (as best as it can) though, promotion with Time Warner Cable.

BGFan
02-09-2013, 07:58 AM
I disagree on the ice and the Zamboni. Both the ice making equipment and Zamboni have been replaced. The current Zamboni was purchased last summer. The old one is simply there as a back up if needed which has always been the case. The ice making equipment (compressors, etc.) was completely replaced two years ago.

Promotions are no more commonplace than not. We've been to several arenas the past few years and they're all doing it. There are 15 minutes between periods, it gives the fans something to do in that time and I have no problem with it whatsoever.

blackswampboy
02-09-2013, 09:21 AM
yes, promotions have been around for a while. they are also increasing. last night--for the first time that I recall--they actually started the grocery race off to the side while still cleaning up center ice from the puck toss. they've also started running frozen teeshirt contests out onto the ice during the "media timeouts". if they'd only get rid of the "media timeouts", they wouldn't have to fill them with events, lol.

listen, had no idea that you majored in promotions, and didn't mean to offend. but let's be clear: the buzz is because the team is playing well, not due to the carnival atmosphere.

go falcons!

blackswampboy
02-09-2013, 09:48 AM
also it would help if we had a competent Ice Crew who could keep the Visitor net in place if a breeze happens and could have both Zamboni's functioning at the same time, that would also be nice and if both are running they could run both at once like a lot of rinks do, it would be nice to have the ice cleaned up completely after intermission and not have to have visiting players help push it off the ice so they can warm up.

yah, that net. had kinda hoped that the million-dollar ice renovations would take care of that...but no... it still comes off in a breeze, just like the renovations never happened.

BG_Falcons
02-09-2013, 02:23 PM
yah, that net. had kinda hoped that the million-dollar ice renovations would take care of that...but no... it still comes off in a breeze, just like the renovations never happened.

Seriously it should be a recorded stat of how many times that net comes off per game...heck even per period would probably be more than most teams in a whole season... :rolleyes:

Freddie
02-09-2013, 03:08 PM
I was walking laps inside the ice arena one day, and just as I passed the concession stands at the north end I sneezed.
The net came off.

BG_Falcons
02-09-2013, 06:40 PM
Fun times we beat
MSU on Friday and one of our big name commits Thomas Ebbing decides to de-commit to BGSU and go to MSU...

Oh well Go Green...Go Suck an Egg

alnike
02-09-2013, 08:52 PM
Fun times we beat
MSU on Friday and one of our big name commits Thomas Ebbing decides to de-commit to BGSU and go to MSU...

Oh well Go Green...Go Suck an Egg

Ebbing was a big-name recruit with 11-8-19 in 36 USHL games as an 18 year old?

owslachief
02-09-2013, 09:12 PM
I was walking laps inside the ice arena one day, and just as I passed the concession stands at the north end I sneezed.
The net came off.

FTW :D. Nicely played.

mcfarljd
02-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Fun times we beat
MSU on Friday and one of our big name commits Thomas Ebbing decides to de-commit to BGSU and go to MSU...

Oh well Go Green...Go Suck an Egg

Don't worry. The MAC can steal from the Big Ten too. See: ccha second leading scorer :D

Thanks sparty

BG_Falcons
02-09-2013, 11:19 PM
Ebbing was a big-name recruit with 11-8-19 in 36 USHL games as an 18 year old?

He had a fast start to the season and got invited to the USA national team to play in U19JA tournament and was also in the top USHL draft eligible players/USHL All Star. But he's slowed down. I'm more excited about getting Brandon Hawkins from the NAHL, leading scorer in his first season and a bigger body or Dufour from the CCHL who is also bigger and playing at a ppg but is also already 20-21. Both coincidently might have taken Ebbings spot if he was looking at making a NCAA roster next year, Dufour will be there for sure and Hawkins probably as well even with only 3 seniors on the team.

Looking over the stats now I don't really know if I want him anymore lol.

owslachief
02-10-2013, 04:50 PM
Don't worry. The MAC can steal from the Big Ten too. See: ccha second leading scorer :D

Thanks sparty

You're welcome. Czarnik saw a better future with Rico than he did with Rick-O. I'm actually thrilled we picked up Ebbing. It's insurance for us.

BG_Falcons
02-15-2013, 09:48 PM
Was busy watching the Blackhawks game but was checking scores see it 1-0 FSU all game. Kinda forget about it check to see that BG pulls off a 2-1 win in OT.

Wotalja (6) and Carpenter (13) are the goal scorers...Tommy Burke with the win.

BGFan
02-15-2013, 10:05 PM
Great win! We keep LSSU behind us and gain on Alaska all at the same time! With 2 games in hand on Alaska we have a good chance of moving into 6th place.

klbaum1077
02-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice win for you guys and it helped the buckeyes climb into a 4th place tie. Being from toledo i root for BG when they are not playing the buckeyes so get that home ice so i can come watch during the 1st round if the buckeyes get that bye.