The nationally No. 6-ranked Bulldog hockey team was swept by No. 2-ranked Miami (Ohio) following a 5-4 loss on Saturday.
Ferris took a 2-1 lead in the second period, but Miami scored four unanswered goals to take a 5-2 lead midway through the third period. The Bulldogs fought back as senior center Aaron Lewicki and freshman forward Matthew Kirzinger scored goals late in the game. Ferris was unable to tie the game and was swept for the first time at home this season.
The Bulldogs fell to 16-6-2 overall and 10-4-2-2 in the conference this season. Ferris, tied for first in the conference prior to the series, is in third place in the CCHA standings with 34 points. Michigan State moved into second with 35 points after a shootout win over Notre Dame and Miami is out in front with 40 points.
Senior captain Cody Chupp suffered a hip injury late in the second period and was taken to the hospital for x-rays. No serious injuries were reported, but specific information regarding his playability was not available at press time.
Next weekend, the Bulldogs play the University of Michigan in a home-and-home series. The Wolverines are currently sixth in the CCHA are coming off a win and shootout loss against Alaska. The teams will play in Ann Arbor on Friday and then in Big Rapids on Saturday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 8:05 p.m.