Blow Away the Broncos

by Published: Jan 30, 2013

Ewigleben Ice Arena awaits a flood of fans for this weekend’s series against Western Michigan.

An oppor­tu­nity to take hold of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association in the conference’s final sea­son is avail­able for Ferris this week­end if they can grab six league points against the Broncos Feb. 1–2.

“There’s more to play for than two week­end home games,” Ferris junior left wing Garrett Thompson said.

After earn­ing three points in the CCHA in a 3–1 vic­tory over the Irish, Ferris lost its series finale against Notre Dame, 5–2, to split its last sea­son series in the CCHA.

A lack of effort in the sec­ond night of the Bulldogs’ series against Notre Dame Jan. 26 con­cerned senior cen­ter Travis Ouellette. He thought Ferris could have played a tighter game.

“I don’t think we came out with the same amount of heart that we did the pre­vi­ous night,” Ouellette said. “I think they wanted it more. We’re going to have to come out a lit­tle bit harder than we did this weekend.”

Daniels blamed Saturday night’s loss on a play he drew up which he felt cost the Bulldogs the game.

Ferris has not defeated nation­ally 7th-ranked, accord­ing to U.S. College Hockey Online poll, Western Michigan since the quar­ter­fi­nal round of the 2010-11 CCHA Tournament Mar. 13 when the Bulldogs lost in over­time, 5–4.The Bulldogs’ senior and junior classes have one last shot at tak­ing two games from Western in a reg­u­lar season.

“We want to pay them back, and what bet­ter way to pay them back than to sweep ‘em?” Ouellette said. “We feel like we have a great team and we’ve only got­ten pro­gres­sively bet­ter. It’s going to be excit­ing to see what happens.”

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