Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ferris State Hopes To Rebound Against DU

(above) Ferris State was the CCHA regular season champion
by David Drew

Ferris State University enters the NCAA hockey tournament on a sour note in going winless in four of its last five games.

The top-seeded Bulldogs, who won the Central Collegiate Hockey Association regular season title, tied and lost a shootout against Western Michigan University and then lost to WMU in their final regular-season series.

After a bye week, FSU (23-11-5) was ousted in the CCHA Tournament best-of-three quarterfinals series by bottom-seeded Bowling Green.

FSU, which is making the program’s second appearance in the national tournament and the first since 2003, will be a No. 2 seed in the midwest regional in Green Bay and will face Denver (25-13-4) at 5:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday at the Resch Center.

The third-seeded Pioneers lost to North Dakota 4-0 in the WCHA Tournament championship game this past Saturday.

Denver defeated Western Michigan University 3-2 in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Green Bay last season before falling to UND 6-1 in the regional championship game the next night.

Giving the Bulldogs even more to think about is Denver’s unbeaten (5-0) record against regular-season conference champions this season. The Pioneers defeated Boston College (Hockey East), Union (ECAC), Air Force (AHA) and were 2-0 against Minnesota (WCHA).


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Anonymous said...

I saw the Ferris BC game at the Denver cup when they came out they had a nice fan turn out for the game.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope Gwoz plays Larraza after that sweet goal. The kid can play!!!

Anonymous said...

I can assure you, the Ferris State players ain't gonna like the DU wrecking ball (aka Scott Mayfield)
DENVER U - number two - gonna pulverize YOU