Redmond out for season following life threatening injury
Ferris alumnus Zach Redmond, who played collegiate hockey at Ferris State, saw his NHL season cut short following a severe injury sustained in practice.
On Feb. 20, Redmond was running one-on-one drills during the Winnipeg Jets practice when his femoral artery was cut after a teammate accidently stepped on the back of his right thigh with his skate.
He was then rushed to a Raleigh, N.C. hospital, where he underwent a three hour surgery to repair the lacerated artery.
Redmond, who notched the first NHL goal of his career Feb. 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, is expected to miss the remainder of the season as he sits on the injured/reserve list. He had one goal and three assists in eight games with the Jets.
Ferris beats Hope in comeback victory
Ferris State notched a comeback win to break a three-game losing streak as the indoor season comes to a close. The Bulldogs (12-8) beat Hope College 5-4 March 2 in a home match-up, where Ferris dropped two of its three doubles matches coming out of the gate.
The Bulldogs then fought back in the singles matches, as they battled for the win with flights one through four beating their opponents and winning just enough matches to take the decision.
Those who won their singles matches to help Ferris beat Hope were junior Ana Jan, senior Tabitha Simpson, sophomore Laurence LeBlanc and freshman Janie Sell.
The Bulldogs will travel to Romeoville, Ill. to play the Lewis University Flyers in their final match-up of the season Sunday, April 14.
Does this hat fit OK?
Ferris alumnus and former Bulldog hockey player Chad Billins recently nabbed the first ever hat-trick of his professional hockey career in his rookie season with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
In a game against the San Antonio Rampage on Feb. 24, Billins put three shots in the back of the net to score the first hat-trick of his young career, while helping lead the Griffins to a 7-3 win on home ice.
Billins is tied for fifth among all American Hockey League (AHL) defensemen in points, with six goals and 25 assists in a span of 54 games.
Billins already looks to have a high ceiling, as he is one of only three players to play in every game this season for the Griffins, who sit atop the Midwest Division.
The Griffins host the Hamilton Bulldogs in a conference match-up on March 8 at the Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.
Bulldogs lose final game of regular season
Ferris drops its final game of the season to conference rival Grand Valley prior to the start of the GLIAC tournament.
The Bulldogs (13-12) finished out the regular season with a 70-59 away loss to the Lakers, notching a sixth seed in the conference tournament.
Junior guard/forward Ashley Rando led Ferris with 19 points on seven shots, three of which came from behind the arc. Rando also led the team with four steals.
Junior guard Sarah DeShone also sank six shots for 14 points, as the team held an overall shooting efficiency of 40 percent.
Ferris will head to Detroit to play third-seeded Wayne State in the first round of the GLIAC Tournament Wednesday, March 6, with tip-off at 8 p.m.