Dan Bakala

#33 Dan Bakala

HOMETOWN Calgary, Alberta (AJHL-Calgary)

 2010-11 (Junior)

  • Academic All-CHA
  • First-Team All-CHA

Two-time Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week... Three-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week... Started 31 games in goal for the Beavers... Finished the season with a 2.47 goals against average and a .919 save percentage... Tallied three shutouts... Is 14-13-4 when in goal for BSU in 2010-11... Recorded over 40 saves in three of the final games of the season, including a career-high 46 saves in game one of a playoff series at Nebraska-Omaha March 11, 2011... Had 87 total saves as BSU swept UNO on its way to the WCHA Final Five in their inaugural season in the league... Performance earned him Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week honors for March 15... Recorded 81 saves and allowed only three goals on way to split with Minnesota State... Earned Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week honors for Dec. 7 following the performance against the Mavericks... Tallied three-straight wins in goal from Nov. 27 through Dec. 4, 2010 with wins over Northern Michigan and Nebraska Omaha... Went 4-0-1 in goal for BSU during stretch from Dec. 31 through Jan. 15 including wins over wins over Ferris State, Union, Alabama-Huntsville and Nebraska-Omaha... Was one of BSU’s WCHA-leading 11 recipients of the scholar-athlete award...Selected to WCHA All-Academic team.

2009-10 (Sophmore)

  • Academic All-CHA
  • First-Team All-CHA
  • Three-time CHA Defensive Player of the Week
  • Two-time INCH National Player of the Week Runner Up

Broke onto the scene seeing time in 30 of BSU’s 36 game as a sophomore...Locked up a victory in his first start for the Beavers turning away 20 Air Force shots for a 3-1 win (10/9/09)... The win sparked a run of seven consecutive starts without a loss (6-0-1)... Registered his first collegiate shutout Nov. 6 stopping 23 Robert Morris scoring attempts... Collected a career-high 32 saves in a 5-1 win versus Robert Morris Jan. 29... Would matched his career-best 32 saves less than a month later in a 6-1 victory over Niagara (2/20/10) to earn the last win by a goaltender in the John S. Glas Fieldhouse... Closed out his 19th win of the season Mar. 5 at Ala.-Huntsville matching a BSU Division I-era record for goaltender wins in a single, set by Mat Dalton in 2008-09... Is currently atop the Beavers’ career save percentage list (.919) and is second on their all-time goals against average list (2.20)... Is 3-0-0 versus top 5 teams in 2009-10... Backstopped a penaltykill unit that has allowed just 27 power-play goals on 178 opponent opportunities (.848) and 10 power-play goals in 90 CHA opponent opportunities (.889)... Bakala and the Beavers enter the NCAA Tournament having allowed just three power-play goals in their last nine games... Earned a spot on the CHA All-Academic squad.

2008-09 (Freshman)

Did not take the ice for any regular-season action, but posted a 3-0-0 record in exhibition play... Registered his first collegiate shutout in his first collegiate action, gaining a 7-0 victory over University of Manitoba Oct. 31... Posted a 4-2 win the following night, while making 18 saves... Turned away 24 shots in an exhibition win over a talented U.S. National Development U-18 Team Feb 27 to vault the Beavers to a 3-1 victory.

Prior to BSU

Dan Bakala joined the Beavers after playing three seasons for the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Calgary Royals... Bakala saw time in 122 games for the Royals and logged 4,840 minutes between the pipes. Bakala earned decisions in 43 of the Royals’ 62 contests in 2007-08 accounting for 14 of the team’s 19 victories while piling up 2,610 minutes in net for Calgary.

In his final game as a junior, Feb. 26, Bakala earned the first star for his role in preserving a 5-4 victory over the Canmore Eagles... The goaltender stopped 39 shots in the third period alone and finished the contest with 62 saves.

He finished the season with a 3.52 goals against average and an .895 save percentage.

Dan Bakala... Born Dec. 23, 1987 to Henryk and Ursula Bakala... Is in his second year as a sport management major.