List of Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Bowling Green State University Falcons men's ice hockey team. The list documents the season-by-season records of the Falcons from 1969 to present, including conference and national post season records.

Bowling Green has won one NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championships (1984). In their history the Falcons have made appearances in nine NCAA tournaments (1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990), including two Frozen Four appearances in 1978 and 1984. The Falcons have been named the MCHA and the CCHA's regular season champion a combined nine times and won five conference tournament.

NCAA D-I Champions NCAA Frozen Four Conference Regular Season Champions Conference Playoff Champions
Season Conference Regular Season[a] Conference Tournament Results National Tournament Results
Conference Overall
GP W L T 3/SW Pts* Finish GP W L T %
Jack Vivian (1969 — 1973)
1969–70 MCHA 1st 30 13 12 5 .517
1970–71 MCHA 1st 31 18 12 1 .597
University Division
1971–72 CCHA 12 6 4 2 - 14 3rd 33 21 10 2 .667 Lost CCHA Semifinal, 5–6 (OT) (St. Louis)
Won CCHA Third Place, 7–6 (OT) (Ohio)
1972–73 CCHA 16 6 10 0 - 12 4th 35 16 19 0 .457 Won CCHA Round Robin, 6–5 (OT) (St. Louis)
Won CCHA Round Robin, 8–1 (Ohio State)
Division I
Ron Mason (1973 — 1979)
1973–74 CCHA 8 2 6 0 - 4 3rd 39 20 19 0 .513 Lost CCHA Semifinal, 1–6 (St. Louis)
Won CCHA Third Place, 11–4 (Western Michigan)
1974–75 CCHA 8 4 3 1 - 9 2nd 35 23 10 2 .686 Lost CCHA Semifinal, 4–6 (Lake Superior State)
1975–76 CCHA 16 11 4 1 - 23 1st 32 21 9 2 .688 Lost CCHA Semifinal, 2–3 (OT) (Western Michigan)
1976–77 CCHA 16 10 6 0 - 20 2nd 39 28 11 0 .718 Won CCHA Semifinal series, 9–3 (Ohio State)
Won CCHA Championship series, 5–4 (St. Louis)
Lost NCAA Quarterfinal, 5–7 (Michigan)
1977–78 CCHA 18 15 3 0 - 30 1st 39 31 8 0 .795 Won CCHA Semifinal series, 7–3 (Ohio State)
Won CCHA Championship series, 13–3 (St. Louis)
Won NCAA Quarterfinal, 5–3 (Colorado College)
Lost NCAA Semifinal, 2–6 (Boston College)
Won NCAA Third Place, 4–3 (Wisconsin)
1978–79 CCHA 24 21 2 1 - 43 1st 45 37 6 2 .844 Won CCHA Semifinal series, 18–2 (Lake Superior State)
Won CCHA Championship series, 11–7 (Ohio State)
Lost NCAA Quarterfinal, 3–6 (Minnesota)
Jerry York (1979 — 1994)
1979–80 CCHA 20 9 11 0 - 18 4th 38 16 20 2 .447 Lost CCHA Semifinal series, 6–14 (Northern Michigan)
1980–81 CCHA 22 10 12 0 - 20 4th 39 13 24 2 .359 Lost CCHA Semifinal series, 5–13 (Northern Michigan)
1981–82 CCHA 28 20 7 1 - 41 1st 42 27 13 2 .667 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 18–5 (Northern Michigan)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 5–8 (Notre Dame)
Won CCHA Third Place, 2–1 (Michigan Tech)
Lost NCAA Quarterfinal series, 4–5 (OT) (Northeastern)
1982–83 CCHA 32 24 5 3 - 51 1st 40 28 8 4 .750 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 15–5 (Notre Dame)
Won CCHA Semifinal, 3–0 (Northern Michigan)
Lost CCHA Championship, 3–4 (OT) (Michigan State)
1983–84 CCHA 28 22 4 2 - .821 1st 44 34 8 2 .795 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 13–10 (Lake Superior State)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 3–4 (2OT) (Western Michigan)
Lost CCHA Third Place, 2–3 (OT) (Ohio State)
Won NCAA Quarterfinal series, 8–7 (OT) (Boston University)
Won NCAA Semifinal, 2–1 (Michigan State)
Won NCAA Championship, 5–4 (4OT) (Minnesota-Duluth)
1984–85 CCHA 32 17 15 0 - 34 4th 42 21 21 0 .500 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 14–7 (Illinois-Chicago)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 1–4 (Lake Superior State)
Lost CCHA Third Place, 4–7 (Ohio State)
1985–86 CCHA 32 23 9 0 - 46 T-2nd 42 28 14 0 .667 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–0 (Illinois-Chicago)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 3–4 (3OT) (Western Michigan)
Won CCHA Third Place, 3–0 (Lake Superior State)
1986–87 CCHA 32 24 6 2 - 50 1st 45 33 10 2 .756 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–1 (Ferris State)
Won CCHA Semifinal, 5–3 (Ohio State)
Lost CCHA Championship, 3–4 (OT) (Michigan State)
Lost NCAA Quarterfinal series, 1–10 (Harvard)
1987–88 CCHA 32 19 11 2 - 39 2nd 45 30 13 2 .689 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–0 (Ferris State)
Won CCHA Semifinal, 6–4 (Michigan State)
Won CCHA Championship, 5–3 (Lake Superior State)
Won NCAA First Round series, 10–2 (Vermont)
Lost NCAA Quarterfinal series, 4–9 (Maine)
1988–89 CCHA 32 15 14 3 - 33 5th 47 26 18 3 .585 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–1 (Michigan)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 2–3 (Michigan State)
Won CCHA Third Place, 5–3 (Illinois-Chicago)
Lost NCAA First Round series, 0–2 (Boston College)
1989–90 CCHA 32 20 10 2 - 42 3rd 44 25 17 2 .591 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–0 (Ohio State)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 2–4 (Lake Superior State)
Lost CCHA Third Place, 4–5 (Michigan)
Lost NCAA First Round series, 0–2 (Maine)
1990–91 CCHA 32 20 10 2 - 42 6th 38 15 21 2 .591 Lost CCHA Quarterfinal series, 0–2 (Ferris State)
1991–92 CCHA 32 7 20 5 - 19 9th 34 8 21 5 .309
1992–93 CCHA 30 12 17 1 - 25 7th 41 19 21 1 .476 Won CCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Western Michigan)
Lost CCHA Quarterfinal, 1–7 (Lake Superior State)
1993–94 CCHA 30 15 13 2 - 32 6th 38 19 17 2 .526 Won CCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Ferris State)
Lost CCHA Quarterfinal, 2–3 (OT) (Michigan State)
Buddy Powers (1994 — 2002)
1994–95 CCHA 27 18 7 2 - 38 2nd 38 25 11 2 .684 Won CCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Notre Dame)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 3–4 (OT) (Michigan)
1995–96 CCHA 30 18 11 1 - 37 5th 41 26 14 1 .646 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–0 (Western Michigan)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 0–7 (Lake Superior State)
1996–97 CCHA 27 10 12 5 - 25 T-5th 38 17 16 5 .513 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–0 (Lake Superior State)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 2–7 (Michigan)
1997–98 CCHA 30 6 21 3 - 15 11th 38 8 27 3 .250
1998–99 CCHA 30 13 14 3 - 29 7th 38 17 18 3 .487 Lost CCHA Quarterfinal series, 0–2 (Michigan)
1999–00 CCHA 28 12 15 1 - 25 8th 37 17 19 1 .473 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–0 (Lake Superior State)
Lost CCHA Play-in, 1–3 (Nebraska-Omaha)
2000–01 CCHA 28 8 15 5 - 21 T-9th 40 16 19 5 .463 Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–0 (Miami)
Won CCHA Play-in, 2–1 (OT) (Northern Michigan)
Lost CCHA Semifinal, 1–2 (Michigan State)
2001–02 CCHA 28 7 18 3 - 17 11th 40 9 25 6 .300 Lost CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Michigan State)
Scott Paluch (2002 — 2009)
2002–03 CCHA 28 5 20 3 - 13 11th 36 8 25 3 .264 Lost CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Michigan)
2003–04 CCHA 28 9 13 6 - 24 9th 38 11 18 9 .408 Lost CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Ohio State)
2004–05 CCHA 28 13 12 3 - 29 5th 36 16 16 4 .500 Lost CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Alaska-Fairbanks)
2005–06 CCHA 28 8 18 2 - 18 12th 38 13 23 2 .368 Lost CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Nebraska-Omaha)
2006–07 CCHA 28 5 22 1 - 11 12th 38 7 29 2 .211 Lost CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Nebraska-Omaha)
2007–08 CCHA 28 13 15 0 - 26 T-7th 39 18 21 0 .462 Won CCHA First Round series, 2–1 (Lake Superior State)
Lost CCHA Quarterfinal series, 0–2 (Miami)
2008–09 CCHA 28 8 19 1 0 17 12th 38 11 24 3 .329 Lost CCHA CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Ohio State)
Dennis Williams (2009 — 2010)
2009–10 CCHA 28 4 18 6 5 23 11th 36 5 25 6 .222 Lost CCHA First Round series, 0–2 (Nebraska-Omaha)
Chris Bergeron (2010 — present)
2010–11 CCHA 28 3 21 4 2 15 11th 41 10 27 4 .293 Won CCHA First Round series, 2–1 (Northern Michigan)
Lost CCHA Quarterfinal series, 0–2 (Michigan)
2011–12 CCHA 28 5 19 4 3 22 11th 44 14 25 5 .375 Won CCHA First Round series, 2–1 (Northern Michigan)
Won CCHA Quarterfinal series, 2–1 (Ferris State)
Lost CCHA Semifinals 3–2 (2OT) (Michigan)
Lost CCHA Consolation Game 1–4 (Miami)
2012–13 CCHA 28 10 15 3 1 34 9th 41 15 21 5 .427 Won CCHA First Round series, 2–1 (Lake Superior State)
Lost CCHA Quarterfinal series, 0–2 (Notre Dame)
2013–14 WCHA 28 13 11 4 30 T-3rd 39 18 15 6 .538 Won WCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Michigan Tech)
Lost WCHA Semifinals, 0–4 (Minnesota State)
2014–15 WCHA 28 17 8 3 37 3rd 39 23 11 5 .654 Won WCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Northern Michigan)
Lost WCHA Semifinals, 2–5 (Michigan Tech)
2015–16 WCHA 28 16 7 5 37 3rd 42 22 14 6 .595 Won WCHA First Round series, 2–1 (Bemidji State)
Lost WCHA Semifinals, 1–2 (Minnesota State)
2016–17 WCHA 28 14 13 1 1 44 4th 41 21 18 2 .537 Won WCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Ferris State)
Won WCHA Semifinals series, 2–0 (Bemidji State)
Lost WCHA Finals game, 2–3 (2OT) (Michigan Tech)
2017–18 WCHA 28 17 6 5 2 58 3rd 41 23 12 6 .634 Won WCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Ferris State)
Lost WCHA Semifinals series, 1–2 (Northern Michigan)
2018–19 WCHA 28 16 8 4 3 55 3rd 41 25 11 5 .671 Won WCHA First Round series, 2–0 (Michigan Tech)
Won WCHA Semifinals series, 2–0 (Northern Michigan)
Lost WCHA Championship, 2–3 (OT) (Minnesota State)
Lost Regional Semifinal, 1–2 (OT) (Minnesota–Duluth)
Totals GP W L T % Championships
Regular Season 1781 877 763 141 .532 2 MCHA Championships, 7 CCHA Championships
Conference Post-season 152 81 69 2 .539 4 CCHA Tournament Championships
NCAA Post-season 22 7 14 1 .341 10 NCAA Tournament appearances
Regular Season and Post-season Record 1944 965 846 144 .530 1 NCAA Division I National Championship

* Winning percentage is used when conference schedules are unbalanced.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, 3/SW—Win in 3 on 3 overtime or shootout, Pts—Points*

References[edit]

"2016–2017 Bowling Green Falcons Hockey Media Guide" (pdf). BGSU Athletic Communications Office. 2016. p. 67-83. Retrieved 2 December 2016.