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  • Originally posted by BGFan View Post
    That should be "good riddance to Greg Christopher". It was he who nearly succeeded in shutting down the program. Had someone from the inside not leaked that out to certain key individuals we wouldn't be on here talking about the future of the program. He should've been let go following that debacle.
    Kevin Bieksa stated in an interview that he's endorsing Falcon great Gary Galley as the next AD. I say let it be done.
    Bring Back the Glory...

    1984 NCAA National Champions
    2 members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 Hockey Team

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    • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

      Originally posted by BGFan View Post
      That should be "good riddance to Greg Christopher". It was he who nearly succeeded in shutting down the program. Had someone from the inside not leaked that out to certain key individuals we wouldn't be on here talking about the future of the program. He should've been let go following that debacle.
      debacle, it was. but there was plenty of blame to go round, starting with ribeau, cartwright, and the trustees. christopher wasn't responsible for the budget crisis and years of program neglect.
      he also hired bergeron, and the program is now headed in the right direction. I wish him success.
      I also don't envy whoever gets the job.
      Bowling Green St. Univ. '88 SUNY Potsdam '79

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      • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

        Originally posted by BG_Falcons View Post
        Kevin Bieksa stated in an interview that he's endorsing Falcon great Gary Galley as the next AD. I say let it be done.
        no disrespect to the great Garry Galley, but AD is a beancounter job. and BG's AD job has to be one of the toughest in the country--trying to maintain DI football, DI hoops, DI hockey and the rest with low revenues and low expenditures... wouldn't wish that job on my dog.
        Bowling Green St. Univ. '88 SUNY Potsdam '79

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        • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

          Originally posted by blackswampboy View Post
          debacle, it was. but there was plenty of blame to go round, starting with ribeau, cartwright, and the trustees. christopher wasn't responsible for the budget crisis and years of program neglect.
          he also hired bergeron, and the program is now headed in the right direction. I wish him success.
          I also don't envy whoever gets the job.
          I don't disagree with that, entirely. Cartwright, however, can be credited with saving the program. She took the time to listen when she didn't have to. She put the wheels in motion to save the program (it was literally days away from being cut). FWIW, there were donations made to the program that, somehow (Ribeau/Christopher, likely) got re-earmarked to other projects. These donations came from former players who got wind of the redirection, got that word out to other former Falcon greats, causing future donations from these deep pocketed players to dry up. There was also 4 million dollars ear-marked for arena renovations that mysteriously disappeared. Put a man like Gary Galley in place and things like that won't happen. Trust is slowly being re-established, but it takes time.
          Last edited by BGFan; 03-27-2013, 03:19 PM.

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          • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

            “I’d like to thank the city of Toledo and Bowling Green State University for putting on such a fine event,” he said. “As the guys have talked about, from the time that we’ve stepped into town, it’s been nothing but a class act. … They’ve really made us feel at home and we thank you.” --Minny State coach Mike Hastings

            too bad the tickets weren't cheaper. I bought tickets to Bob Dylan at the Stroh instead.
            Bowling Green St. Univ. '88 SUNY Potsdam '79

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            • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

              Originally posted by blackswampboy View Post
              “I’d like to thank the city of Toledo and Bowling Green State University for putting on such a fine event,” he said. “As the guys have talked about, from the time that we’ve stepped into town, it’s been nothing but a class act. … They’ve really made us feel at home and we thank you.” --Minny State coach Mike Hastings

              too bad the tickets weren't cheaper. I bought tickets to Bob Dylan at the Stroh instead.
              yeah heard tickets kept a lot of people away, if I still lived in the area I would have been working and enjoying a helping of press box food.
              Bring Back the Glory...

              1984 NCAA National Champions
              2 members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 Hockey Team

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              • Originally posted by blackswampboy View Post
                debacle, it was. but there was plenty of blame to go round, starting with ribeau, cartwright, and the trustees. christopher wasn't responsible for the budget crisis and years of program neglect.
                he also hired bergeron, and the program is now headed in the right direction. I wish him success.
                I also don't envy whoever gets the job.
                It actually goes back to the 80's when the department was riding the hockey team's success and funneling money to other programs. Then the donation fiasco happened. Mr Fundraiser embarrassed himself at the hockey golf outing (which he previously tried to eliminate). He allowed the program's future to remain uncertain for far too long.

                He also dislikes hockey. President Mazey attended more games this season than Christopher did during his entire stay at BG. After one of the schools dropped hockey (can't remember which one) he was overheard as saying "One down, 59 more to go.".

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                • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

                  BGSU signs Port Huron Falcon (NAHL) Forward Tyler Spezia from Clinton Township, Michigan

                  Tyler Spezia (1993)
                  5-11 170
                  NAHL stats 18 games, 9 goals, 11 assists (20 points)
                  USHL stats 23 games, 4 goals, 2 assists (6 points)

                  joining current Falcon teammate Brett D'Andrea as Future Falcons.
                  Bring Back the Glory...

                  1984 NCAA National Champions
                  2 members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 Hockey Team

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                  • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

                    Recruit News and Misc. Things

                    Recruits: Falcons add six in signing period http://www.bgsufalcons.com/news/2013...408131938.aspx

                    Brandon Hawkins, Kevin Dufour, Brett D'Andrea, Sean Walker, Tyler Spezia, and Chris Nell have all signed their LOI.

                    Also confirmed in the article are the players that are incoming next season, Kevin Dufour and Sean Walker from the most recent signing period along with Tomas Sholl and Mark Friedman from the fall period, as well as Matt Polhkamp from the 2012 class.

                    More recruit news:

                    Brandon Hawkins was taken 4th overall in the USHL Draft
                    Connor McDonald was taken 27th overall in the USHL Draft
                    Tyler Spezia was taken in the 14th round of the USHL Draft

                    Misc.

                    Ralfs Freibergs is currently playing for the Latvian National team at the IIHF World Championships.
                    Bring Back the Glory...

                    1984 NCAA National Champions
                    2 members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 Hockey Team

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                    • Re: Bowling Green Hockey (From the Floor to the Final Four...back to the floor, Falco

                      Looking forward to y'all being down here in January. It's not so bad, that drive from Huntsville to BG. It sure beats the heck out of Bemidji.

                      GFM <— will let you disparage AD Christopher all you wish, but his voice was one of those putting us in the league.
                      Geof F. Morris
                      UAH BSE MAE 2002
                      UAHHockey.com

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