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Sophomore goaltender Charles Williams warming up prior to the home opener, back on Oct. 18. Williams has seen limited action since, but may see extended minutes following his 25 save shutout at Michigan Tech on Jan. 25.

Photo By: Harrison Watt | Sports Editor

A Rare Switch

Junior goaltender CJ Motte gets a night off

by Published: Jan 29, 2014

Sophomore goaltender Charles Williams warming up prior to the home opener, back on Oct. 18. Williams has seen limited action since, but may see extended minutes following his 25 save shutout at Michigan Tech on Jan. 25.
Photo By: Harrison Watt | Sports Editor

Ferris hockey’s CJ Motte is fifth in the nation in minutes played this season.

Had the junior goaltender started on Jan. 25 vs. Michigan Tech, he would be just six minutes behind second in the nation in minutes played.

That was not the case during the Saturday night series finale against the Huskies. Instead, sophomore Charles Williams took to the crease. (more…)

 
 
 

Bulldogs Barking Up the Poll

FSU Hockey climbed 9 spots into the top 10

by Published: Nov 22, 2013

Ferris State Hockey is climbing the National Polls and currently ranked as number ten in the nation as of Nov. 18, 2013.

Bulldog hockey was previously ranked at number 19 at the beginning of November. Ferris is also highly ranked nationally with their overall scoring, holding the number three spot.

Including their national accomplishments, the team is in charge at the number one spot in the WCHA conference. (more…)

 
 
Junior forward Justin Buzzeo skates down the ice in the series against Bowling Green. Justin has been working hard to play a bigger role on the team, becoming the leading goal scorer this season.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

What’s All the Buzz?

A junior forward is rising fast on the WCHA scoring list

by Published: Nov 20, 2013

Junior forward Justin Buzzeo skates down the ice in the series against Bowling Green. Justin has been working hard to play a bigger role on the team, becoming the leading goal scorer this season.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Ferris State Hockey’s Justin Buzzeo has burst into the spotlight on the stat sheet in the first ten games of the season.

Buzzeo has six goals under his belt, which supplement his 14 points. He is ranked at the top of the Bulldogs’ scoring sheet this season.

“I feel as though the coaches have given me a larger role on the team this year, allowing me to produce more,” Buzzeo said. “Confidence is key. You can’t overthink the game; you just have to go out there and play.” (more…)

 
 
 

The Tale of Two Evenings

Another great Bowling Green effort spoiled by the Bully-Dogs

by Published: Nov 17, 2013

Ferris State Hockey took control of the series against Bowling Green this weekend when they roared back with a win on Nov. 16.

They remain atop the conference, and have 11 of the possible 12 points in their six conference match ups.

The Falcons jumped in front when Kevin Dufour scored at 12:37 in the first. The next BGSU and then they added a goal that was scored by Matt Pohlkamp. (more…)

 
 
Ashley Rando breaks through Calvin defense during the 2012-13 basketball season. This year the girls are facing a gap in the season and won’t play until Nov. 23 when they face Nova Southeastern in the United Electric Tip-off Classic.
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Long Layover

Hoops squad prepares with an extensive break between games

by Published: Nov 13, 2013

Ashley Rando breaks through Calvin defense during the 2012–13 basketball season. This year the girls are facing a gap in the season and won’t play until Nov. 23 when they face Nova Southeastern in the United Electric Tip-off Classic.
Torch File Photo

The Ferris State women’s basketball team is continuing to stay sharp during their downtime this season.

The Lady Bulldogs have a large gap in their season that started Oct. 30 and doesn’t end until Nov. 23.

“The large gap between our games just gives our team the chance to keep improving and working on all the things we need to get better at,” senior guard Sarah DeShone said. “I know we are all very anxious to get started, though. (more…)

 
 
 

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. (more…)

 
 

For the Children

Bulldogs team up with Eagle Village

by Published: Nov 6, 2013

Ferris Football played with a purpose on Saturday, Nov. 2 when they partnered with Eagle Village to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.

The game was played against Wayne State and was presented as “Kids Day.” The children were able to interact with Brutus, the players, and enjoy fun activities during the game.

“It was great to see a relay race orchestrated by an outside party that took full reigns of the project,” athletics communication director and voice of Bulldog hockey said Dom Hennig. (more…)

 
 
Volleyball

Sets of Success

The leadership of a freshman volleyball player

by Published: Oct 30, 2013

Freshman setter Stephanie Sikorski, setting up the ball for her teammate, has proven herself time and again as a key team player throughout the season as the starting setter for the women’s volleyball team.
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Some may say being the setter isn’t always the most glamorous or high-profile job in volleyball.

However, freshman Stephanie Sikorski is putting up excellent numbers in her capacity as the starting setter for the Ferris State women’s volleyball team.

Sikorski, of Rochester, was offered a spot on the Bulldog team in March of her junior year of high school. While volleyball was the sport she was in love with, the idea of being a setter was not. (more…)

 
 
 

Along the Front Line

by Published: Oct 23, 2013

The Ferris State Hockey team’s offensive lines are making adjustments for this coming season.

The Bulldogs lost their top two scoring forwards in Travis Ouellete and Kyle Bonis, which allows for a lot of playing time for the team’s younger group.

The forwards feel their Junior Hockey experience really helped prepare them for what the collegiate league brings. (more…)

 
 
Sophomore forward Nicole Boehnke sneaks in for a steal attempt. The women hope for a win against Tiffin on Oct. 18.

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Toeing the Line

Ferris State’s season has become an ornate balance to get back into contention

by Published: Oct 16, 2013

Sophomore forward Nicole Boehnke sneaks in for a steal attempt. The women hope for a win against Tiffin on Oct. 18.
Torch File Photo

The Ferris State women’s soccer team has found their footing following a slow start to the season.

Despite a 6–0 loss at Grand Valley State, there is reason for optimism going into the second half of the season.

Victories over Saginaw Valley State, Malone and Walsh have propelled the Bulldogs back into the race for GLIAC contention in the past two weeks. (more…)