The No. 20 nationally-ranked Bulldog hockey team did something it had never done in the program’s history on Tuesday night.
Ferris traveled to Michigan State and shutout the Spartans 3-0 for the first time ever in East Lansing. The matchup marked the 108th meeting between the Bulldogs and Spartans.
Bulldog senior goaltender Pat Nagle saved all 27 shots he faced in his second shutout of the season. Sophomore right wing Eric Alexander scored his second and third goals of the season to record his first multi-goal game of his Bulldog career.
Junior defenseman Chad Billins opened the scoring with less than five minutes remaining in the first period. Alexander tallied a goal late in the third period to increase Ferris’ lead to 2-0 and he tacked on an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal the victory.
The Bulldogs and Spartans tallied 27 shots each. Michigan State was 0 for 4 on power play chances, while Ferris was 0 for 3 on its opportunities with a man advantage.
The Bulldogs are off this weekend and will return to the ice on Dec. 3 to open a home-and-home series against Michigan State. The Bulldogs will host the Spartans in the series opener and travel to East Lansing for the second game of the series on Dec. 4.