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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…)

 
 
 

Let’s Play Ball

Team prepares for six GLIAC games

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Although another week­end series was can­celled for the Ferris State women’s soft­ball team, they’ll be back in action April 11–13.

The Bulldogs had their GLIAC double-header against Grand Valley State can­celled on April 5. This is the third GLIAC series can­celled for the Bulldogs this sea­son, due to weather. (more…)

 
 

Frozen Start

With the weather changing, Ferris is adjusting from a chilly start

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

The cold weather slowed the Bulldogs’ track and field squad prior to the rel­a­tive “heat wave”

The harsh win­ter caused slip­pery out­door run­ning con­di­tions for the team, which only makes them worry about poten­tial injuries.

“The biggest issue with run­ning in the cold is the ice and snow,” senior mid-distance run­ner Connor LaRowe said. “Trying to get hard days in are really dif­fi­cult when it snows all the time. It is really hard to get qual­ity runs in on the icy roads.” (more…)

 
 
 

Off the Record

Sydney Hasselbach

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Freshman catcher/third base­man Sydney Hasselbach shares on top­ics rang­ing from her jour­ney to Ferris State to her favorite bub­blegum. This is Sydney Hasselbach, off the record. (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

FSU Women’s Track and Field (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Thompson/Kane make pro debut

Former Ferris State hockey for­wards Garrett Thompson and Cory Kane made their pro­fes­sional debut with the Binghamton Senators and Providence Bruins, respectively.

Thompson signed a one-year entry level con­tract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators on April 1 and was sent down to the team’s AHL affil­i­ate. Due to NHL pol­icy, the details of Thompson’s con­tract can­not be dis­closed. (more…)

 
 
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.

 (more…)

 
 
Ferris softball celebrates in the 2013 season during which the weather lifted much earlier in the year. This season, the lady Bulldogs are still waiting to play their first outdoor game. 
Torch File Photo

Chilly Start

Ferris finally starts season, drops first two contests on the road in Ohio

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Ferris soft­ball cel­e­brates in the 2013 sea­son dur­ing which the weather lifted much ear­lier in the year. This sea­son, the lady Bulldogs are still wait­ing to play their first out­door game.
Torch File Photo

Ferris State women’s soft­ball team has prac­ticed indoors for weeks due to inclement weather and has finally seen the field.

The Bulldogs lost back-to-back games on the road to Walsh to open up GLIAC play in 2–1 and 6–4 con­tests respec­tively. Ferris com­mit­ted four defen­sive errors between the two games,

The last time the Bulldogs had played on the field was March 14 in Winter Haven, Florida, at the Florida Rebel Spring Games. (more…)

 
 
 

Monkeying Around

Dawg Pound leader shares thoughts on NCAA Midwest Regional

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

In a week­end full of ups and downs for Ferris State hockey fans, the over­all expe­ri­ence in Cincinnati proved to be a positive.

For Ferris crim­i­nal jus­tice senior Matt “Monkeyman” Leindecker, the time spent at US Bank Arena for the NCAA Men’s Midwest Regional Championship was both excit­ing and famil­iar. (more…)

 
 
Junior defensive lineman Corey Stone works with Ferris football assistant coaches during the 2013 preseason workouts. 

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Springing Into Action

Ferris opens off-season workouts

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Junior defen­sive line­man Corey Stone works with Ferris foot­ball assis­tant coaches dur­ing the 2013 pre­sea­son work­outs.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Winter is over and the Ferris foot­ball team is thaw­ing out as they look toward a cham­pi­onship as spring train­ing is underway.

Ferris State fell just short of a post-season berth last sea­son, fin­ish­ing third in the GLIAC with an 8–3 over­all record. With all win­ter to dwell on their post­sea­son short­com­ing, the Bulldogs are finally back in action and ready right the wrongs. (more…)