Bulldogs Push Win Streak to Six Straight

Ferris sweeps Bemidji State, takes sole possession of first in WCHA

by Published: Nov 10, 2013

The nation­ally ranked #19 Ferris State Hockey team left the Bemidji State Beavers in the dust in a Nov. 9 5–3 win at Ewigleben.

The win gave the Bulldogs sole pos­ses­sion of first place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

The Bulldogs dom­i­nated the Beavers in the first period leav­ing a lop­sided 4–0 mark on the score­board, includ­ing an 18–2 lead in shots.

Freshman Forward Gerald Mayhew opened the scor­ing at 5:51 in the first with is first career col­lege goal..

Junior Defenseman Zach Dorer scored next at 13:57 on a shot from the point to give the Bulldogs a 2–0 lead.

Senior cap­tain and defense­men Scott Czarnowczan sunk the puck in the net twice to cap the first period bar­rage; once at 14:44 and then again at 19:03.

The Bulldogs chased start­ing goal­tender Andrew Walsh with the four goal out­burst, which brought backup Reid Mimmack, who stopped 11-of-12 shots in his two peri­ods of work.

The Beavers roared out of the gates in the sec­ond, and made it a game again with three unan­swered goals. Beaver for­wards Brad Robbins (1) and Markus Gerbrandt (2) split the scor­ing for the Beavers allow­ing to play catch up with the Bulldogs.

Having Bemidji come back so quickly with­out any goals shook up the direc­tion of the game for the Bulldogs until Senior Andy Huff placed the puck in at 14:04 in the sec­ond. This set the score 5–3 for the rest of the game.

The phys­i­cal­ity of the game began to heighten when one of the Bemidji play­ers made con­tact with CJ Motte at the net. The Bulldogs stuck together not only for the game, but dur­ing the fight to defend Motte.

In the after­math, Ferris senior for­ward Garrett Thompson received a two-minute minor for rough­ing after the whis­tle. Beaver defender Sam Rendle went off on a two minute minor for charg­ing the goal­tender. Forward Mitch Cain also went to the box for rough­ing after the whis­tle as well.

Bulldog Hockey takes on Bowling Green State University next at Ewigleben on Nov. 15 at 7:07 p.m. Bowling Green State is cur­rently two points behind Ferris State, and the Bulldogs can take a stran­gle­hold on the con­fer­ence with a sweep.