Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey
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|Ferris State Bulldogs|
Division I Division
|Head coach||Bob Daniels
25th year, 417–430–96 (.493)
|Alternate captain(s)||Gerald Mayhew|
Surface: 200' x 85'
|Location||Big Rapids, Michigan|
|Colors||Crimson and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|2003, 2012, 2014, 2016|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|2002–03, 2011–12, 2013–14|
The Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey team is a 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 Save Ferris 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. After the team finished with the top record 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||42 seasons||668–697–135||.490|
As of January 1, 2017.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Class||Pos||Height||Weight||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||NHL rights|
|1||Smith, DarrenDarren Smith||Sophomore||G||6' 0" (1.83 m)||186 lb (84 kg)||1995-04-11||Barrie, Ontario||Madison (USHL)||—|
|2||Fernandez, TaylorTaylor Fernandez||Freshman||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||1995-02-13||Northville, Michigan||Janesville (NAHL)||—|
|3||Clarke, CameronCameron Clarke||Freshman||D||6' 1" (1.85 m)||178 lb (81 kg)||1996-05-15||Tecumseh, Michigan||Lone Star (NAHL)||BOS, 136th overall 2016|
|4||Yoder, ZachZach Yoder||Sophomore||D||6' 5" (1.96 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||1994-08-14||Woodstock, Georgia||Air Force (AHA)||—|
|5||Dorantes, TylerTyler Dorantes||Junior||D||6' 1" (1.85 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||1995-04-07||Waterford, Michigan||Green Bay (USHL)||—|
|6||Fernsler, JasenJasen Fernsler||Sophomore||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||163 lb (74 kg)||1994-06-21||Charlotte, Michigan||Alaska (WCHA)||—|
|7||Killins, RykerRyker Killins||Sophomore||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||1996-05-30||Wawa, Ontario||Carleton Place (CCHL)||—|
|8||Dorantes, AndrewAndrew Dorantes||Junior||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||1994-01-01||Waterford, Michigan||Powell River (BCHL)||—|
|9||McDonald, ChadChad McDonald||Senior||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||1993-02-25||Battle Creek, Michigan||Muskegon (USHL)||—|
|10||Lowney, RyanRyan Lowney||Senior||D||5' 8" (1.73 m)||172 lb (78 kg)||1994-01-04||Redford, Michigan||Youngstown (USHL)||—|
|11||Lutz, DominicDominic Lutz||Freshman||F||6' 1" (1.85 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||1996-01-19||Livonia, Michigan||Topeka (NAHL)||—|
|12||Recktenwald, TrevorTrevor Recktenwald||Sophomore||F||6' 2" (1.88 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||1994-11-04||Venetia, Pennsylvania||Johnstown (NAHL)||—|
|15||Maloney, MitchMitch Maloney||Junior||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||212 lb (96 kg)||1994-07-01||Macomb, Michigan||Cedar Rapids (USHL)||—|
|16||Andrew, TylerTyler Andrew||Sophomore||F||6' 5" (1.96 m)||228 lb (103 kg)||1994-02-22||Bethel Park, Pennsylvania||Indiana (USHL)||—|
|17||VanWormer, JaredJared VanWormer (C)||Senior||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||202 lb (92 kg)||1992-09-07||Traverse City, Michigan||Soo (NAHL)||—|
|18||Szajner, ZachZach Szajner||Junior||F||5' 11" (1.8 m)||194 lb (88 kg)||1993-10-09||White Lake, Michigan||Michigan (NAHL)||—|
|19||Mayer, AndrewAndrew Mayer||Junior||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||216 lb (98 kg)||1991-06-06||Troy, Michigan||Tri-City (USHL)||—|
|20||Mayhew, GeraldGerald Mayhew (A)||Senior||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||173 lb (78 kg)||1992-12-31||Wyandotte, Michigan||Cedar Rapids (USHL)||—|
|21||Mackin, CoreyCorey Mackin||Sophomore||F||5' 8" (1.73 m)||167 lb (76 kg)||1995-03-29||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Coquitlam (BCHL)||—|
|22||Tackett, JasonJason Tackett||Freshman||F||6' 0" (1.83 m)||165 lb (75 kg)||1995-08-13||West Chester, Ohio||Kemptville (CCHL)||—|
|23||Kallen, NateNate Kallen||Freshman||D||5' 11" (1.8 m)||183 lb (83 kg)||1997-11-05||San Diego, California||Muskegon (USHL)||—|
|24||Pefley, CraigCraig Pefley||Freshman (RS)||F||5' 10" (1.78 m)||181 lb (82 kg)||1995-03-31||St. Clair, Michigan||Carleton Place (CCHL)||—|
|25||Allemon, ChrisChris Allemon||Freshman||D||5' 9" (1.75 m)||189 lb (86 kg)||1996-03-05||St. Clair Shores, Michigan||Des Moines (USHL)||—|
|26||Rutkowski, JoeJoe Rutkowski||Freshman||D||5' 10" (1.78 m)||160 lb (73 kg)||1997-02-23||Crystal Lake, Illinois||Sioux Falls (USHL)||—|
|27||Tierney, ZacZac Tierney||Sophomore||D||6' 0" (1.83 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||1996-09-15||London, Ontario||Cornwall (CCHL)||—|
|28||Hetz, JacobJacob Hetz||Sophomore||F||6' 1" (1.85 m)||209 lb (95 kg)||1994-06-26||Glenshaw, Pennsylvania||Fairbanks (NAHL)||—|
|31||Pennock, TraceTrace Pennock||Junior (RS)||G||5' 9" (1.75 m)||171 lb (78 kg)||1993-03-19||Big Rapids, Michigan||Syracuse (NSHL)||—|
|35||Kapelmaster, JustinJustin Kapelmaster||Freshman||G||6' 1" (1.85 m)||218 lb (99 kg)||1995-10-26||Coral Springs, Florida||Wichita Falls (NAHL)||—|
Alumni in the NHL
Over 100 Ferris State alumni have gone on to play professionally, including a number of current and former NHL players:
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