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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:26 pm

BG hockey swept Michigan Tech in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs at the BG Ice Arena to advance to the WCHA Final Five.

Friday night, the Falcons defeated the Michigan Tech Huskies 2-1 in the WCHA Quarterfinal Opening game. Senior Bryce Williamson and junior Ryan Carpenter scored for the Falcons. Goaltender Tommy Burke made 24 saves to earn the win.

“Our defense played well,” BG head coach Chris Bergeron said. “They kept the game simple. They brought the puck out the way they were supposed to.”

Burke, a sophomore goaltender, stopped all 13 shots he faced in the last two periods to keep the game at 2-1.

“When we were rolling right after the first of the year, that’s probably the best we’ve played defensively. Tonight, it was the same level,” Burke said. “Our forwards and defense played really well defensively.”

On Saturday night, BG won 5-2 to finish off a sweep against Michigan Tech. Carpenter, Adam Berkle, Marcus Perrier and Matt Pohlkamp scored goals for the Falcons. Burke made 28 saves in the playoff series clinching the win.

The Falcons were led by Carpenter’s career high of four points which included one goal and three assists, and a career-high two goals from Adam Berkle. BG started off with a 3-0 lead and was able to hold off a late run by Michigan Tech.

“We played well,” Bergeron said. “We got a couple lucky bounces, but we deserved those bounces. We played hard against a really good team. All in all, from start to finish, it was a pretty good game.”

Berkle sealed the win for BG with an empty net goal and his second goal of the night with 94 seconds left in regulation.

The loss ends Michigan Tech’s season, as the Huskies finish with a 14-19-7 record on the year.

With the playoff series win, BG improves to 18-14-6 and has won a league playoff series for the fourth straight year. This is the first time the Falcons have swept a playoff series during that stretch.

BG will advance to the WCHA Final Five at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 21 and 22. The Falcons will face Minnesota State in the WCHA semifinal round Friday at 2:07 p.m. The winner will advance to the WCHA Championship Game to face the winner of the other semifinal game between Alaska-Anchorage and Ferris State.

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