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Bowling Green Signs Bergeron to 2-Year Extension

CHN Staff Report

Bowling Green coach Chris Bergeron has signed a two-year contract extension, taking him through the 2017-18 season.

In two seasons, has made small but steady progress. Despite finishing last in the CCHA in 2011-12, the Falcons pulled off first- and second-round upsets to become the first 11 seed to reach the CCHA semifinals. The Falcons’ appearance at Joe Louis Arena marked their first trip to the CCHA semifinals in 11 years.

Bowling Green was 14-25-5 last season, and is 24-52-9 in two years.

“Chris has Bowling Green hockey headed in the right direction,” Bowling Green athletic director Greg Christopher said. “There is still plenty of work to be done, but watching the strides our team has made off the ice, coupled with the on-ice improvement, it is clear we are building a championship culture. Chris is fully invested in Falcon hockey and I appreciate his leadership both within the program and within the larger athletics department.”

Prior to his arrival at Bowling Green, Bergeron spent 10 years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Miami. Bergeron helped guide the RedHawks to six NCAA Tournament appearances, consecutive Frozen Four showings in 2008-09 and 2009-10, two first-places finishes in the CCHA and six seasons with 20 or more overall wins.

Bergeron played at Miami from 1989-93 and was a two-year team captain, leading the team to its first CCHA Championship in program history as a senior. During that season, Bergeron scored a team-high 61 points on 21 goals and 40 assists. Along with his offensive achievements that year, the four-year letterwinner was named the CCHA's Best Defensive Forward, as well as Miami's Most Outstanding Senior.

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