NMU prepares to face red hot Falcons

MARQUETTE, Mich. – It will be a matchup of top twenty teams this weekend at the Berry Events Center, with No. 14 Bowling Green State University comes to town to battle Northern Michigan.

The Falcons have won six of their last seven games. NMU and Bowling Green have a recent history against each other, especially when the postseason rolls around.

“We’re fairly familiar with this team over the last couple of years,” said NMU head coach Walt Kyle. “They’ve eliminated us from the playoffs a couple of years in a row when we played them in this building. They have some great, young talent and that talent has matured. Their coach, Chris Bergeron, has done an exceptional job. They’re a very hard team to play against, they have a very good work ethic, and we will have our hands full,” said Kyle.

“This will be our most challenging game before the break,” said NMU defenseman Jake Baker. “We’ve had a rivalry with them in the past and had some struggles, so this is a big weekend for us.”

“The travel back is tough, leaving after the game on Saturday night and kind of losing a day is one thing, but a lot of teams have to do it throughout the year and it was our turn to do it. We just have to make sure we’re prepared Friday night,” said NMU forward Ryan Kesti.

NMU has the number one ranked defense in all of college hockey, giving up a stingy 1.17 goals per contest.

Puck drop both nights from the Berry Events Center is set for 7:07 p.m.