Bulldogs Dominated by RedHawks in shutout

In the opening game of the series, nationally No. 2-ranked Miami shutout the No. 6-ranked Ferris State hockey team 4-0.

The largest crowd of the season of 2,277 people was on hand to watch the Bulldogs and RedHawks battle for the top spot in the CCHA.

Lewicki facesoff against Miele in Saturday's match. The Bulldogs lost 4-0. Photo by Kate Dupon, Ferris State Torch

Miami outshot Ferris 38-23 in the game. Sophomore goalie Cody Reichard earned his first shut of the season and improved his nation-leading goals against average to 1.36 this season. Junior goaltender Pat Nagle stopped 34 shots for the Bulldogs.

With the loss, Ferris saw its 11-game home winning streak snapped. The streak was tied for the longest home winning streak to start a season in school history. The Bulldogs’ unbeaten conference streak of 12 games also came to an end.

The RedHawks took sole possession of first place in the CCHA with 37 points. Ferris is in second with 34 points after Michigan State dropped a 5-2 decision against Notre Dame.

Ferris and Miami will conclude the series tonight beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Ewigleben Ice Arena.