March 08, 20141st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State1102
Bowling Green1225
Scoring Summary
112:25BGSUWilliamson, Bryce (Murphy, Ben , Berkle, Adam)
119:36BSUIllo, Radoslav (Brewer, Phil , Rendle, Sam)
202:42BSUGerbrandt, Markus (Harms, Brendan , McCormack, Graeme)
205:47BGSUDufour, Kevin (Walker, Sean , Sullivan, Mike)
216:51BGSUMurphy, Ben (Cooper, Mark )
308:45BGSUDufour, Kevin (Carpenter, Ryan , Walker, Sean)
310:37BGSUDeSalvo, Dan (Berkle, Adam )
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUWilkins, Jesse60:005026
BGSUBurke, Tommy60:002019
Statistical ComparisonBSUBGSU
Shots on Goal2131
Power Plays0-63-5
Penalties-Minutes7-148-16
Special teams play falters; BSU falls 5-2
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Special teams play falters; BSU falls 5-2

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (BGSU Ice Arena) -- Bowling Green State University netted three power-play goals, while Bemidji State University failed to convert any of its six man advantage opportunities as the Beavers dropped their 2013-14 regular season finale, 5-3, Saturday at the BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Radoslav Illo (Sr., F, Bystrica, Slovakia) and Markus Gerbrandt (So., F, Edmonton, Alberta) each scored goals in the game and the Beavers held a 2-1 lead over the Falcons early in the second period, but BGSU finished by netting four consecutive goals and out shooting BSU 31-21 in the three-goal victory.

As it so often is, special teams play was the difference. While BSU struggled to generate power-play scoring (0-for-6), Bowling Green was clicking on all cylinders. The Beavers entered the series among the top seven penalty-killing units in the country, but Falcons scored three power-play goals on five chances.

Jesse Wilkins (Fr., G, Calgary, Alberta) turned aside 26 Bowling Green shots, but surrendered all five Falcon goals and was tagged with the loss. He dips to 3-7-3 on the season.

Despite the setback, the Beavers still clinched a spot in the 2014 WCHA Playoffs by virtue of a 2-1 Lake Superior State University loss at Ferris State University. The Beavers will be the No. 8 seed and play at regular season champion and No. 1 seed Ferris State. The best-of-three series will take place March 14-16 at Robert L. Ewigleben Ice Arena. Opening face-off will be at 6:07 p.m. (CT) Friday and Saturday, with a 4:07 p.m. (CT) opening tap Sunday, if necessary.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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