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Defenseman Simon Denis fractured his C5 and C6 vertebrae and tore ligaments around the vertebrae during a November 1, 2013 contest with Alabama-Huntsville. After five months of recovery, Denis got back on the ice for the first time since the injury on March 25, 2014.

Photo By: Harrison Watt | Sports Editor

Break-Neck Speed

Simon Denis returns to ice five months after a major spinal injury

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Defenseman Simon Denis frac­tured his C5 and C6 ver­te­brae and tore lig­a­ments around the ver­te­brae dur­ing a November 1, 2013 con­test with Alabama-Huntsville. After five months of recov­ery, Denis got back on the ice for the first time since the injury on March 25, 2014.
Photo By: Harrison Watt | Sports Editor

Although the 2013–14 Ferris hockey sea­son ended short of a Frozen Four bid, things have turned around for one Bulldog hockey player.

Junior defense­man Simon Denis suf­fered a season-ending neck injury while play­ing in a road game at Alabama-Huntsville on November 1, 2013. (more…)

 
 
The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on athletic performance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu.

Photo Provided By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo services

Athlete of the Week

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on ath­letic per­for­mance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu.
Photo Provided By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo services

Zoey Hohmann

Senior

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Ferris junior goaltender and top-ten Hobey Baker finalist CJ Motte, who allowed just two goals in the NCAA tournament, is faced with a scrum during the game against North Dakota.

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Destiny Dawgs Defeated

Ferris drops one game short of Frozen Four to end season

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Ferris junior goal­tender and top-ten Hobey Baker final­ist CJ Motte, who allowed just two goals in the NCAA tour­na­ment, is faced with a scrum dur­ing the game against North Dakota.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Overtime in the play­offs had worked in Ferris State’s favor until March 29 in US Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

The North Dakota Fighting Sioux earned their 20th Frozen Four bid with a 2–1 double-overtime vic­tory over the Bulldogs in the NCAA Men’s Division I Midwest Regional Championship.

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CJ Motte

The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on athletic performance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu.

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Athlete of the Week

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

CJ Motte
The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on ath­letic per­for­mance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

CJ Motte

Junior #30

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Watt’s the Word?

Three little birds

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Around 11:15 p.m. at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, I shut my lap­top off and put it into my bag after fil­ing my last story of the weekend.

I walked around the cur­tain that cor­doned off the media work room from the Zamboni pit and looked up at the still illu­mi­nated jum­botron. (more…)

 
 
 

Thompson Signs Professional Contract

Now former senior forward signs two-way contract with Ottawa Senators

by Published: Apr 1, 2014

Garrett Thompson sneaks by an Alaska-Anchorage defender dur­ing the WCHA Semi-Final game in Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. (Photo by Brock Copus, Multimedia Editor)

Senior assis­tant cap­tain Garrett Thompson is now a for­mer Ferris hockey player.

The Traverse City native has offi­cially signed a one-year entry level con­tract to play for the Ottawa Senators orga­ni­za­tion of the National Hockey League.

“I’ve learned a lot, and I think I’ve devel­oped as a player and a per­son,” Thompson said. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to carry myself, and enter­ing the real world as they say, I can take all of the stuff I’ve learned here and move on.

In four years, Thompson scored 42 goals and fin­ished with 45 assists in 139 games. He scored a career high 16 goals in the 2013–14 season.

Thompson was also part of the win­ningest senior class in Ferris State hockey his­tory, and he holds the dis­tinc­tion of being the only Ferris player to score in the Division I National Championship game.

“It’ll be a lit­tle bit of a change obvi­ously,” Thompson said. “When you’re with a pro­gram for four years, you don’t expect much change at all. Over the years I’ve had a few [NHL Development] camps that I’ve went to, but not until towards the end of this sea­son do you start to real­ize that you’re going to be play­ing pro­fes­sional hockey and the col­lege days are over.”

The Ottawa Senators released a news brief, stat­ing that Thompson will be join­ing the Binghamton Senators, Ottawa’s farm team that plays in Binghamton, New York in the American Hockey League, to start his pro­fes­sional career.

The news of Thompson’s sign­ing comes just two days after for­mer Ferris hockey play­ers Chad Billins [NHL Calgary Flames] and Zach Redmond [NHL Winnipeg Jets] were called up from the American Hockey League to play with their respec­tive NHL teams.

Ferris State now has three alumni in the NHL and four in the AHL.

 
 
 

The End

Ferris hockey eliminated in Midwest Regional Championship game

by Published: Mar 29, 2014

Overtime in the play­offs had worked in Ferris State’s favor until March 29 in US Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

The North Dakota Fighting Sioux earned their 20th Frozen Four bid with a 2–1 double-overtime vic­tory over the Bulldogs in the NCAA Men’s Division I Midwest Regional Championship.
(more…)

 
 

The Buzzing

by Published: Mar 29, 2014

Its game day in Cincinnati.

From sec­tion 121, row L, seat six in an empty US Bank Arena, the game­day prepa­ra­tion is underway.

Snow machines are buzzing loudly. Spray tanks are being used to main­te­nance the NCAA logo’s behind the net. The Zamboni hums along, lightly coat­ing the tar­nished ice. (more…)

 
 

Rollin’ With a New Crowd

The Torch's hectic trip to Cincinnati for the NCAA Midwest Regional

by Published: Mar 28, 2014

The bus stopped where we lost our older pas­sen­ger and his grand­son. Both returned safe and sound.
Photo by: Harrison Watt, Sports Editor

I’ve been writ­ing about Ferris hockey for the Torch since the begin­ning of the 2012–13 sea­son, and now I’m see­ing what makes the pro­gram special.

There are wins on the ice and there have been some wild games and fin­ishes. It cer­tainly seems to me that just when I’ve seen the cra­zi­est Ferris hockey game that I can remem­ber, they one-up the mad­ness. (more…)

 
 
 

Motte-Ly Crew

Ferris takes down Colgate, advances to Midwest Regional Championship

by Published: Mar 28, 2014

Ferris play­ers storm the ice fol­low­ing their 1–0 win over Colgate in the NCAA Men’s Div. I Midwest Regional
Photo by: Harrison Watt, Sports Editor

Ferris junior goal­tender CJ Motte was a fresh­man back-up goal­tender the last time Ferris went to the NCAA Men’s Div. I Hockey Tournament.

Now, he is the starter, and it showed on March 28 in US Bank Arena in Cincinnati in Ferris’ 1–0 NCAA Midwest Regional semi-final vic­tory over the Colgate Raiders. (more…)