Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey
|Ferris State Bulldogs|
|University||Ferris State University|
|Head coach||Bob Daniels|
|21st year, 379–389–87|
Surface: 200' x 85'
|Location||Big Rapids, Michigan|
|Colors||Crimson and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|2003, 2012, 2014|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|2002–03, 2011–12, 2013–14|
The Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Ferris State University. The Bulldogs are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). They play at Ewigleben Arena in Big Rapids, Michigan. They competed in the Great Lakes Invitational for the first time in 2014, finishing in 4th place out of four teams.
Ferris State's ice hockey program began in 1975 as a member of the NAIA and joined the CCHA as an affiliate member. In the program's four seasons in the NAIA the team compiled an overall record of 58-40-1-.591, including three seasons above .700 winning percentage and a program best winning percentage of .795 in the 1976-77 season. The program moved up to NCAA Division I status and became a full member of the CCHA in 1979. They joined the WCHA in 2013.
Ferris State turned in its best season performance ever in the program's NCAA Division I history for the 2002-03 campaign with a school-best 31-10-1 overall record. The Bulldogs also claimed their first-ever CCHA Regular-Season Championship title with a first-place 22-5-1 league mark. Ferris state received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament's and beat North Dakota 5-2 and advanced to the West Regional title game in their initial NCAA Tourney appearance, before losing a high scoring game to Minnesota 4-7. FSU also earned the distinction of being the nation's first team to reach the 30-win plateau in 2002-03 and also competed in the CCHA Super Six Championship Tourney for the first time since 1993.
The 2011-12 was a historic season for the Ferris State ice hockey program. The Bulldogs began the season on a six game win streak, their best start to a season since 1979-80 when The Bulldogs recorded an eight game streak. The team ended the regular season with their first CCHA Regular Season Championship since the program's first in 2002-03. The season was highlighted by a 14-game unbeaten streak from January 6, 2012 to February 25 in which the team recorded 11 wins and 4 ties. The Bulldogs were also ranked first in the NCAA men's ice hockey poll for a two-week period in the season for the first time in school history. earlier in the season. After the team finished with as the top team in the CCHA, the Bulldogs received a first round bye for the 2012 CCHA Tournament. Ferris State played Bowling Green in the second round, after the Falcons upset Northern Michigan. In the best-of-three series, the Falcons picked up a win in overtime in the opening game followed by goal outburst in the second game that saw Ferris State even the series with a 7-4 win. In the final game of the series, Ferris State was unable to hold on to a three goal lead as BGSU rallied back to force overtime. The Falcons scored in the extra period to win the CCHA quarterfinal series. Despite the loss in the CCHA playoffs, the Bulldogs received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Ferris State defeated Denver and Cornell in the first two rounds of the tournament with a pair of 2-1 games. In the program's first appearance in the Frozen Four, the Bulldogs defeated Union 3-1 and advanced to the championship game against Boston College. Ferris State was unable to stop the Eagles' offense in route the BC's third title in five seasons. The team finished with a record of 26-12-5.
This is a partial list of the last seven seasons completed by the Bulldogs.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses
Records as of March 23, 2011.
|2006–07||39||14||22||3||9th, CCHA||Lost in CCHA 1st Round, 1–2 (Lake Superior State)|
|2007–08||39||18||16||5||5th, CCHA||Lost in CCHA Quarterfinals, 1–2 (Notre Dame)|
|2008–09||38||12||19||7||9th, CCHA||Lost in CCHA 1st Round, 0–2 (Nebraska-Omaha)|
|2009–10||40||21||13||6||3rd, CCHA||Lost in CCHA Semifinals, 4–5OT (Northern Michigan)|
|2010–11||39||18||16||5||5th, CCHA||Lost in CCHA Quarterfinals, 1–2 (Western Michigan)|
|2011-12||43||26||12||5||1st, CCHA||Lost in National Championship, 1–4 (Boston College)|
|2012-13||37||16||16||5||5th, CCHA||Lost in CCHA Quarterfinals, 1–2 (Ohio State)|
|2013-14||43||29||11||3||1st, WCHA||Lost in Midwest Regional Final, 1–2 (North Dakota)|
The team has been coached by Bob Daniels since 1992. Daniels is a two-time recipient of the Spencer Penrose Award, awarded by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the NCAA men's ice hockey coach of the year, having won the award in 2003 and 2012. In 2012, he was also named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association coach of the year after he led the Bulldogs to their first appearance in the Frozen Four and NCAA championship game. Daniels is the longest tenured coach of the Bulldogs and is the only coach in program history to record over 300 wins.
|Totals||6 coaches||38 seasons||605–652–125||.483|
As of November 24, 2012.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Class||Pos||Height||Weight||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||NHL rights|
|2||Czarnowczan, ScottScott Czarnowczan (A)||Junior||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||176 lb (80 kg)||1991-05-29||Macomb, Michigan||Green Bay (USHL)||—|
|3||White, TravisTravis White||Sophomore||D||5' 9" (1.75 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||1990-03-09||Sterling Heights, Michigan||Traverse City (NAHL)||—|
|4||Dorer, ZachZach Dorer||Freshman||D||6' 1" (1.85 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||1993-10-29||Holt, Michigan||Traverse City (NAHL)||—|
|5||Schmidt, ConnorConnor Schmidt||Freshman||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||172 lb (78 kg)||1993-10-21||Flat Rock, Michigan||Des Moines (USHL)||—|
|7||Binkley, JasonJason Binkley||Sophomore||D||5' 9" (1.75 m)||191 lb (87 kg)||1992-06-13||Powell, Ohio||Tri-City (USHL)||—|
|8||Kane, CoryCory Kane||Junior||C||6' 1" (1.85 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||1990-09-15||Irvine, California||Vernon (BCHL)||—|
|9||Ouellette, TravisTravis Ouellette (A)||Senior||C||5' 9" (1.75 m)||165 lb (75 kg)||1989-02-17||Windsor, Ontario||Penticton (BCHL)||—|
|11||Babinski, KennyKenny Babinski||Freshman||C||5' 10" (1.78 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||1992-11-02||Midland, Michigan||Omaha (USHL)||—|
|12||Schlueter, TJTJ Schlueter||Sophomore||RW/C||6' 1" (1.85 m)||194 lb (88 kg)||1991-10-23||St. Louis, Missouri||Dubuque (USHL)||—|
|15||Milam, NateNate Milam||Sophomore||RW/C||6' 1" (1.85 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||1990-07-08||Westland, Michigan||Topeka (NAHL)||—|
|16||Thompson, GarrettGarrett Thompson||Junior||LW||6' 2" (1.88 m)||191 lb (87 kg)||1990-03-07||Traverse City, Michigan||Traverse City (NAHL)||—|
|17||Alexander, EricEric Alexander||Senior||RW||6' 2" (1.88 m)||206 lb (93 kg)||1989-08-15||Kentwood, Michigan||Lincoln (USHL)||—|
|18||Huff, AndyAndy Huff||Junior||RW||6' 1" (1.85 m)||212 lb (96 kg)||1992-05-30||Howell, Michigan||Traverse City (NAHL)||—|
|19||DeMartino, JustinJustin DeMartino||Junior||RW||6' 4" (1.93 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||1991-06-06||Macomb, Michigan||Springfield (NAHL)||—|
|20||Kirzinger, MatthewMatthew Kirzinger||Senior||C||5' 10" (1.78 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||1988-02-13||Leroy, Saskatchewan||Humboldt (SJHL)||—|
|21||Buzzeo, JustinJustin Buzzeo||Sophomore||W||5' 11" (1.8 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||1990-01-27||Windsor, Ontario||Humboldt (SJHL)||—|
|22||Robertson, MattMatt Robertson||Freshman||LW||6' 1" (1.85 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||1992-07-05||Rohnert Park, California||Smiths Falls (CCHL)||—|
|23||Anselmini, BrandonBrandon Anselmini||Freshman||D||5' 9" (1.75 m)||163 lb (74 kg)||1993-01-01||Guelph, Ontario||Brockville (CCHL)||—|
|24||Panetta, DomDom Panetta||Sophomore||C||5' 8" (1.73 m)||173 lb (78 kg)||1991-04-25||Baldwin, Michigan||Tri-City (USHL)||—|
|25||O'Rourke, SeanSean O'Rourke||Freshman||D||5' 9" (1.75 m)||165 lb (75 kg)||1991-04-08||Alta Loma, California||Fairbanks (NAHL)||—|
|26||Denis, SimonSimon Denis||Sophomore||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||178 lb (81 kg)||1991-08-20||Burnaby, British Columbia||Tri-City (USHL)||—|
|27||Klecha, DakotaDakota Klecha||Freshman||RW||5' 9" (1.75 m)||163 lb (74 kg)||1991-12-25||Taylor, Michigan||Muskegon (USHL)||—|
|28||Bonis, KyleKyle Bonis (C)||Senior||LW||5' 11" (1.8 m)||175 lb (79 kg)||1989-02-15||Lindsay, Ontario||Traverse City (NAHL)||—|
|29||Williams, CharlesCharles Williams||Freshman||G||5' 10" (1.78 m)||209 lb (95 kg)||1992-03-12||Canton, Michigan||Lincoln (USHL)||—|
|30||Motte, CJCJ Motte||Sophomore||G||6' 1" (1.85 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||1991-12-10||St. Clair, Michigan||Waterloo (USHL)||—|
|31||Granett, RobRob Granett||Junior||G||6' 2" (1.88 m)||182 lb (83 kg)||1990-11-12||Clarkston, Michigan||Yellowstone (NORPAC)||—|
Petr Duris - All-Time Goal scorer. averages 2.4 goals a game.
Alumni in the NHL
Over 100 Ferris State alumni have gone on to play professionally, including a number of current and former NHL players:
- Jason Blake
- Dean Clark
- Rob Collins
- Mike Colman
- Derek Frenette
- John Gruden
- Dave Karpa
- Chris Kunitz
- Simon Mangos
- Dwight Parrish
- Zach Redmond
- Matt Stefanishion
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