Bowling Green eliminates Northern Michigan, advances to second round
Congratulations to Chris Bergeron and the Bowling Green State University Falcons who earlier tonight defeated the Northern Michigan Wildcats 4-1 to win their CCHA first round series two games to one. The Falcons got five goals and seven points from freshman Dan DeSalvo and dominated the series from the midway point Saturday right through tonight’s game. The Falcons will next take on Ferris State in Big Rapids, Mich. in another best-of-three weekend series March 9-11.
With the Bowling Green upset, the CCHA playoffs reset to look like this.
#1 Ferris State v. #8 Bowling Green
#2 Michigan v. #7 Notre Dame
#3 Western Michigan v. #6 Lake Superior
#4 Miami v. #5 Michigan State
That Michigan/Notre Dame matchup could be fantastic, and regardless, means that only one of those two will make it to Joe Louis Arena in two weeks. If the top seeds prevail, it would mean that Miami would face Ferris State in one semi-final and Michigan and Western Michigan would duke it out at the Joe for the second time in two years. Of course, the Broncos upset Michigan last year before falling to Miami in the CCHA Championship game when the RedHawks claimed their first ever Mason Cup.
We’ll have a playoff preview later this week, but frankly, Friday can’t get here soon enough.