Bowling Green beats Ferris 4-3 in OT (M to play BGSU at the Joe)

Submitted by Philip A. Duey on March 11th, 2012 at 8:54 PM

The Bulldogs blew a 3-1 third period lead and lost on an early OT goal by BGSU, who we will see next in the semifinal and who gave us fits two weeks ago.

In other Pairwise-relevant news, Harvard demolished Yale 8-2, which keeps the Elis out of TUC-land, helping us in our comparison with Cornell.



March 11th, 2012 at 8:57 PM ^

BU beats UNH in a decisive game 3, 5-4 in double OT and Maine is leading Merrimack 2-1 after 2 periods.    I'm not sure what Michigan's rooting interests were, but those are the scores.


March 11th, 2012 at 9:25 PM ^

This is the most tense I've been for a non-Michigan, non-Detroit sporting event in a good long while.  I don't have a strong interest either way, but I'm on pins and needles still...


March 11th, 2012 at 9:30 PM ^

DeSalvo had at least two of BGSU's goals, and he had a bunch of the goals last weekend against Northern. If we do end up playing against them, he has to be the top dangerman.


March 11th, 2012 at 9:40 PM ^

But Ferris was good this year. It may be less luck and more that BGSU just figured something out. I'm thinking we should be a little worried.

Wolverine Devotee

March 11th, 2012 at 9:42 PM ^

This is an ideal situation for Michigan. They now take the 1 spot over and will play bowling green. Michigan will face the winner of western/miami in the Championship Game IF they can beat bowling green. western and miami are gonna beat the hell out of one another.

Beating bowling green is not gonna be easy. Throw the records out, Michigan is playing a team who is playing for their lives and has just made history. I have confidence that Michigan will come into JLA with fire and wanting to pulverize bowling green for that upset a few weeks ago.



Sons of Louis Elbel

March 11th, 2012 at 9:44 PM ^

So what's our rooting interest for Miami vs. Western? Do we root for Miami b/c we want the higher ranked team in the finals (if we beat BG), or do we want Western to win to increase the chances that they stay in the tournament at the bottom, increasing the chances that we, instead of BC, will get to play the AHA champ?


March 11th, 2012 at 9:51 PM ^

but in the interests of winning the CCHA title, I'd rather play Miami. Western, similar to Northern, always plays us hard and plays us close and as we all probably remember, Western smoked us last year in the semi's. On the other hand, we've had a great record against Miami in the CCHA tournament lately.


March 12th, 2012 at 12:23 AM ^

UMD is not the only team that can pass us. I have just run one scenario, which is not all that unlikely, and can already get BU, Minnesota, and Union to pass/tie us and win the tiebreak. This scenario is not all that unlikely either, with mostly chalk minus Michigan tanking the CCHA tournament. You can play with your own scenarios at

The scenario where we end up 5th overall is:

Your Picks

Atlantic Hockey

  • Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Niagara
  • Semifinal #1: Air Force defeats Mercyhurst
  • Championship game: Air Force defeats RIT


  • Semifinal #2: Western Michigan defeats Miami
  • Semifinal #1: Bowling Green defeats Michigan
  • Championship game: Western Michigan defeats Bowling Green
  • Consolation game: Miami defeats Michigan


  • Semifinal #2: Cornell defeats Harvard
  • Semifinal #1: Union defeats Colgate
  • Championship game: Union defeats Cornell
  • Consolation game: Harvard defeats Colgate

Hockey East

  • Semifinal #2: Boston University defeats Maine
  • Semifinal #1: Boston College defeats Providence
  • Championship game: Boston University defeats Boston College


  • Play-in #2: Denver defeats Michigan Tech
  • Play-in #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
  • Semifinal #2: Minnesota-Duluth defeats Denver
  • Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats North Dakota
  • Championship game: Minnesota defeats Minnesota-Duluth


March 11th, 2012 at 10:18 PM ^

I'd say if we were meeting in the finals I'd agree. If that were the case, we'd have the #2 overall seed locked up and it probably wouldn't hurt to lose. If we win, awesome. If we lose, pretty cool to see BGSU sneak into the tourney.

Unfortunately, that's not the case. And we must break them


March 11th, 2012 at 9:59 PM ^

Ferris drops to a mid-#2 seed.  Miami is up to the last #1. 

The good news: Two things.  There is now no way for Michigan to lose out on a #1 seed. Also,  if Duluth doesn't win out, we stay ahead of them regardless of our performance at the Joe.

The bad news: there are two things.  First, if Duluth wins out, they will pass Michigan for the second #1 seed.  Second, it makes it harder to have two CCHA #1 seeds, which would help Michigan to draw the AHA champ.  Instead, we might draw the best #4 seed in the first round even as the second best overall team.


March 11th, 2012 at 10:52 PM ^

Wow. How does a team like Bowling Green, which had won only 5 CCHA games all season, win 4 in the playoffs, on the road, against some of the top competition in the league? I know it's hockey, but still, pretty amazing.

I hope Michigan can stop them next week before they become a team-of-destiny kind of story, like M in 2010. It sucks, but we have to be the Miami to their Michigan (without the help of the refs in overtime).

Any word on what time the games will be on Friday? I would love to see the Michigan-BGSU game at 4 so it doesn't conflict with the basketball team. Are the powers that be in the CCHA smart enough to not schedule them at the same time?