Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey

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Ferris State Bulldogs
Conference WCHA
Division I Division
Head coach Bob Daniels
26th season, 430–443–100 (.493)
Captain(s) Jared VanWormer
Alternate captain(s) Gerald Mayhew
Arena Ewigleben Arena
Capacity: 2,490
Surface: 200' x 85'
Location Big Rapids, Michigan
Colors Crimson and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2012
NCAA Tournament appearances
2003, 2012, 2014, 2016
Conference Tournament championships
2016
Conference regular season championships
2002–03, 2011–12, 2013–14
Current uniform
WCHA-Uniform-FSU.png

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.[2]

They competed in the Great Lakes Invitational for the first time in 2014, finishing in 4th place out of four teams.

History[edit]

Ferris State's ice hockey program began in 1975 as a member of the NAIA and joined the CCHA as an affiliate member.[3] 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.[4] 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.[4]

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.[5][6] 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.[7]

Ferris State's starting lineup for a 2009-10 game against Michigan
Ferris State's Ewigleben Arena, June 2015

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] 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.[15]

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last seven seasons completed by the Bulldogs.[16]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses

Records as of March 23, 2011.

Season GP W L T Finish Playoffs
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)

Coaches[edit]

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.[17] 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.[18] Daniels is the longest tenured coach of the Bulldogs and is the only coach in program history to record over 300 wins.[19]

As of completion of 2016–17 season[4][7]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1992–present Bob Daniels 26 430–443–100 .493
1990–1991 Bob Mancini 2 36–32–12 .525
1986–1990 John Perpich 4 54–92–17 .383
1985–1986 Peter Esdale 1 6–9–1 .406
1982–1986 Dick Bertrand 4 56–74–9 .435
1975–1982 Rick Duffett 7 119–83–7 .586
Totals 6 coaches 43 seasons 681–716–140 .489

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of October 8, 2017.[20]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Ontario Smith, DarrenDarren Smith Junior G 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-04-11 Barrie, Ontario Madison (USHL)
2 Michigan Fernandez, TaylorTaylor Fernandez Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1995-02-13 Northville, Michigan Janesville (NAHL)
3 Michigan Clarke, CameronCameron Clarke Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-05-15 Tecumseh, Michigan Lone Star (NAHL) BOS, 136th overall 2016
4 Georgia (U.S. state) Yoder, ZachZach Yoder Junior D 6' 5" (1.96 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1994-08-14 Woodstock, Georgia Air Force (AHA)
5 Michigan Dorantes, TylerTyler Dorantes Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-04-07 Waterford, Michigan Green Bay (USHL)
6 Michigan Fernsler, JasenJasen Fernsler Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1994-06-21 Charlotte, Michigan Alaska (WCHA)
7 Ontario Killins, RykerRyker Killins Junior D 5' 9" (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-05-30 Wawa, Ontario Carleton Place (CCHL)
8 Michigan Dorantes, AndrewAndrew Dorantes (A) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1994-01-01 Waterford, Michigan Powell River (BCHL)
9 Illinois Finner, LucasLucas Finner Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1997-02-05 Elmhurst, Illinois Nanaimo (BCHL)
10 Michigan Norris, CoaleCoale Norris Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-05-25 Oxford, Michigan Youngstown (USHL)
11 Michigan Lutz, DominicDominic Lutz Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1996-01-19 Livonia, Michigan Topeka (NAHL)
12 Pennsylvania Recktenwald, TrevorTrevor Recktenwald Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1994-11-04 Venetia, Pennsylvania Johnstown (NAHL)
15 Michigan Maloney, MitchMitch Maloney Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1994-07-01 Macomb, Michigan Cedar Rapids (USHL)
16 Pennsylvania Andrew, TylerTyler Andrew Senior F 6' 5" (1.96 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1994-04-22 Bethel Park, Pennsylvania Indiana (USHL)
17 Michigan Moise, MarshallMarshall Moise Freshman F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1997-10-11 St. Clair Shores, Michigan Youngstown (USHL)
18 Michigan Szajner, ZachZach Szajner Senior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1993-10-09 White Lake, Michigan Michigan (NAHL)
19 Michigan Mayer, AndrewAndrew Mayer (A) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1993-07-29 Troy, Michigan Tri-City (USHL)
20 Ontario MacDougall, LiamLiam MacDougall Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1997-12-18 Windsor, Ontario LaSalle (GOJHL)
21 Pennsylvania Mackin, CoreyCorey Mackin (C) Junior F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 167 lb (76 kg) 1995-03-29 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Coquitlam (BCHL)
22 Ohio Tackett, JasonJason Tackett Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1995-08-13 West Chester, Ohio Kemptville (CCHL)
23 California Kallen, NateNate Kallen Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-11-05 San Diego, California Muskegon (USHL)
24 Michigan Pefley, CraigCraig Pefley Sophomore F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995-03-31 St. Clair, Michigan Carleton Place (CCHL)
25 Michigan Allemon, ChrisChris Allemon Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1996-03-05 St. Clair Shores, Michigan Des Moines (USHL)
26 Illinois Rutkowski, JoeJoe Rutkowski Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 1997-02-23 Crystal Lake, Illinois Sioux Falls (USHL)
27 Ontario Tierney, ZacZac Tierney Junior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1996-09-15 London, Ontario Cornwall (CCHL)
28 Pennsylvania Hetz, JacobJacob Hetz Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 216 lb (98 kg) 1994-06-26 Glenshaw, Pennsylvania Fairbanks (NAHL)
29 Sweden Andrén, OskarOskar Andrén Junior F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995-03-29 Stockholm, Sweden Boston University (HEA)
31 Michigan Barber, CullenCullen Barber Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 155 lb (70 kg) 1997-10-10 Livonia, Michigan Livonia Stevenson (USHS–MI)
35 Florida Kapelmaster, JustinJustin Kapelmaster Sophomore G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 1995-10-26 Coral Springs, Florida Wichita Falls (NAHL)

Alumni in the NHL[edit]

Over 100 Ferris State alumni have gone on to play professionally, including a number of current and former NHL players:[21]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Gholston, Sandy (February 8, 2010). "Ferris Captain Cody Chupp Believes Bulldogs Are Still A Confident Team". mlive.com. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
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  5. ^ Myers, Jess (March 29, 2003). "NCAA West Regional, Gophers Earn Their (Buffalo) Wings". InsideCollegeHockey.com. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 
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  12. ^ Denny, John (March 11, 2012). "DeSalvo's three goals help Bowling Green upset Ferris State". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ Karnosky, Daver. "Ferris State earns first trip to Frozen Four after defeating Cornell". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ AP Staff (April 7, 2012). "Ferris State hopes first time's a charm". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved April 29, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ AP Staff (April 7, 2012). "Boston College Wins NCAA Hockey Title". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  16. ^ "CHN Ferris State Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  17. ^ Kornacki, Steve (April 4, 2012). "Frozen Four notebook: Ferris State's Bob Daniels named coach of the year". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  18. ^ Staff (April 4, 2012). "Ferris State's Daniels named Division I men's coach of the year". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  19. ^ Gholston, Sandy (January 12, 2011). "Daniels earns 300th career victory in Bulldog hockey career". MLive. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  20. ^ "2017–18 Men's Ice Hockey Roster". Ferris State University. Retrieved October 8, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Alumni Report". Internet Hockey Database. 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 

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