|(above) DU had plenty of opportunities in the third period but the puck was often an inch or two out of reach|
After a scoreless first period, Ferris State forward Jordie Johnston netted the game’s first goal in the second period.
A potential game tying goal by Chris Knowlton was disallowed because referees thought the puck was frozen by the goaltender. Replay showed the puck never was wrapped up, but the whistle blew before Knowlton knocked it in.
The score would remain 1-0 until 2:54 into the third period when Bulldog freshman defenseman Simon Denis netted his first collegiate goal on a wrist shot.
DU was behind 2-0 before mounting a rally behind a Drew Shore third period goal. DU had many opportunities to tie the game in the third period with the puck dangling several times in the Ferris State crease. Each time Ferris State rose to the challenge and thwarted the Pioneers best effort.