Ferris’ sophomore goaltender CJ Motte was awarded the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Warrior Goaltender of the Week laurels after a 27 save performance on the road before a sold-out crowd at Michigan State. Motte made 17 saves in the Bulldogs’ series finale in a sold-out Ewigleben Ice Arena. Motte has a 11-9-3 overall record, with a nationally 19th-ranked .927 save percentage (USCHO.com) and 2.17 goals against average. Motte is tied for fifth in the nation for most shutouts with three this season, mimicking last year’s performance.
Former Ferris captains face-off in all-star game
Ferris’ former Bulldog defenseman Chad Billins, of Marysville, and Zach Redmond, of Traverse City, were chosen to play in the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts American Hockey League All-Star Classic. Billins, a rookie with the Grand Rapids Griffins, was named to the Western Conference All-Star team for the first time in his professional career. Redmond, a sophomore defenseman for the St. John’s IceCaps, will join the AHL East All-Stars for the second time in his career. Redmond also joined the Winnipeg Jets opening day roster for Jan. 19’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Redmond is still listed on the Jets’ roster, despite seeing zero time on the ice against the Senators.
Running for recognition
Ferris’ senior distance runner Anna Rudd was the first Bulldog named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Runner of the Week on Jan. 16. Rudd has met two national provisional times this season. Rudd recently claimed her second consecutive win in the women’s 3,000 meter event at the Mike Lints Open hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale.