All-CCHA Forward Austen Swankler Stays In Bowling Green
Mid-March is mud season in Northern Ohio, a transition time for Bowling Green hockey. Fourth-year coach Ty Eigner’s club was wedged between the netherworld of a lost season and the transition to fresh optimism. As winter and spring converged, Eigner took on the role of General Manager, a critical one in college hockey’s new era of unfettered free agency. If his club was going to contend for a CCHA crown next year, he couldn’t waste a moment securing his core players.