on this date - March 24

    1984In the longest NCAA title game ever played, the Falcons land their only national championship with a 5-4 quadruple overtime conquest over Minnesota-Duluth as winger Gino Cavallini converts a pass from Dan Kane at the 97:11 mark of the contest. John Samanski sends the game into OT as he capitalizes on an opportunistic carom off the boards and stuffs home the tying goal with only 1:47 to play in regulation. The game is marked by the outstanding goaltending of Gary Kruzich (32 saves), the tournament MVP, and UMD's Rick Kosti (tourney record 55 saves).

Kevin Ryan

A native of Cleveland, Ryan earned four letters in both cross country and track at BGSU.