California Roots Impacting Bulldogs

Junior Corey Kane is stepping up into a leadership role for Ferris

by Published: Nov 7, 2012

Rock You Like a HurriKane: Ferris State cen­ter Cory Kane cel­e­brates a goal against Alaska-Fairbanks. Kane has six points on the sea­son, putting him sec­ond on the team for point pro­duc­tion. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

From California to Big Rapids and many places in between, junior cen­ter Corey Kane is cru­cial to the Ferris State hockey team this season.

The Bulldogs, who split this weekend’s series against fourth ranked Miami (Ohio), is now 3−3−2 on the young sea­son, and Kane has been one of the main con­trib­u­tors for Ferris this year.

Through eight games Kane has two goals along with four assists to score a total of six points, which is sec­ond on the team only to senior for­ward Kyle Bonis.

“I started play­ing hockey when I was four years old,” Kane said. “At seven years old I played on the California Wave.”

The California Wave is an AAA hockey affil­i­ate in south­ern California, and the suc­cess didn’t stop there for Kane. For the last five years of his life Kane has played hockey in British Columbia and New England before his jour­ney stopped in Big Rapids.

“It’s dif­fer­ent in California; it’s always warm there. You don’t see peo­ple wear­ing camo, and nobody hunts in California. Most peo­ple just surf, but since I have been in cold weather places for the last five years I like win­ter,” Kane said.

Even though he’s admit­tedly a quiet and shy type of per­son, it hasn’t stopped Kane from being a key pro­ducer for this year’s team. He leads Ferris’ top few in most of the major offen­sive categories.

“I lis­ten to music before I go out on the ice and do my nor­mal rou­tine. I ride the bike and do dif­fer­ent stretches to get pre­pared for the game,” Kane said. “The dif­fer­ence between this year’s and last year’s team is that we are very young. Age wise, and even though it’s the same sys­tem, we aren’t play­ing at that level yet.”

Youth is com­mon through­out the Ferris ros­ter this sea­son, but Kane, a busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion major, looks to take a lead­er­ship role for the Bulldogs.

To this day, Kane has a role model in his older brother who plays hockey at Merrimack College.

“I’ve always tried to be bet­ter than him, so the com­pet­i­tive­ness has always been there,” Kane said.

Even with the pas­sion to beat his brother, Kane is doing just fine here at Ferris, as he is now tak­ing an upper­class­man role and is on pace to crush his pre­vi­ous sea­sons of seven and 11 points in his fresh­man and sopho­more years, respec­tively. The Bulldogs are glad that Kane has been step­ping up as of late.

The next time the nation­ally 18th-ranked Bulldogs take the ice will be in a series Nov. 9–10 on the road against Lake Superior State University.

  • Anonymous

    It is awe­some read­ing arti­cles about hockey play­ers for Ferris and how they got to where they are both on the team and at fer­ris in gen­eral. Especially when it is one of my favorite play­ers like Cory Kane!

  • Anonymous

    Cory Kane Rules!!!!

  • Ferris

    Kane is Able

  • Fsu#1

    HurriKane Cory