Goalies glowing for BGSU hockey

BG’s Christian Stoever makes a save Saturday towards Michigan State.

J.D. Pooley | Sentinel-Tribune

With a break up sequence towards Michigan State ultimate weekend, Bowling Green State University hockey head trainer Ty Eigner needs to take all six issues on this week’s Western Michigan matchup.

Netminders Zack Rose and Christian Stoever placed on stellar performances over the weekend, with each and every going through virtually 40 pictures each and every.

“The team feels really comfortable with both of our goalies in net,” Eigner mentioned.

Rose used to be awarded CCHA Goaltender of the Week for his efficiency on Friday, matching his occupation file of 38 saves. Eigner has been inspired with the development that Rose has made since lacking the second one part of ultimate season and recuperating from a hip surgical treatment in the summertime.

“It was fun to see him play as well as he did on Friday up in East Lansing and he did a really good job,” Eigner mentioned.

Stoever made 39 saves towards the Spartans, even if lacking some ice time from a reduce hand by means of a skate blade. Eigner mentioned that Stoever can be in a position for the impending sequence.

“As long as things continue the right way, we expect to see him at some point this weekend,” Eigner mentioned.

Although the goalies achieved nice feats, the asymmetric shot depend for each video games additionally inform the staff that they should paintings on their blue line control and zone access. Eigner believes that the reason got here from spending such a lot time of their defensive zone, hard all legs at the ice.

“When you spend a bunch of your shifts in your own end and get the puck, you don’t really have any energy left to go the other way,” Eigner mentioned. “Ideally, we want to improve on that.”

On the offensive facet of the ice, the Falcons (2-2) have observed extra forwards shine and making improvements to their stats, maximum significantly sophomore Ryan O’Hara.

In his freshman 12 months ultimate season, O’Hara had 4 objectives. Six video games into this 12 months, he has already matched that quantity. Beyond his statistics, Eigner has observed O’Hara blossom into a celeb participant for BGSU.

“It’s really his hard work and preparation,” Eigner mentioned. “It has put him in a spot where he’s taking advantage of these opportunities.”

Western Michigan, ranked No. 18 in step with USCHO’s Division I Men’s ballot, can be any other tough non-conference sequence for the Falcons. The Broncos reached the Frozen Four ultimate season and are 2-1-0 after a 6-4 win towards the Ferris State Bulldogs.

Bowling Green’s general file towards the Broncos is 82-60-9, and Eigner mentioned he hopes to proceed their stretch of profitable towards the NCHC staff.

“They’re a really well-coached team,” Eigner mentioned. “We’re expecting a very deep and solid team and it’s going to be a tough test for sure.”

The Falcons will play at Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan as of late and can come again to the Madhouse on Mercer on Friday for the home-and-home sequence.

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