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Thompson/Kane make pro debut

Former Ferris State hockey forwards Garrett Thompson and Cory Kane made their professional debut with the Binghamton Senators and Providence Bruins, respectively.

Thompson signed a one-year entry level contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators on April 1 and was sent down to the team’s AHL affiliate. Due to NHL policy, the details of Thompson’s contract cannot be disclosed.

Kane signed an amateur tryout contract with the Bruins and joined them on Friday, April 6. He scored his first professional point, marking an assist in a 7-2 victory over the AHL’s Portland Pirates.

Thompson scored his first professional goal unassisted on April 6 for the AHL’s Binghamton Senators.

Kane was named to the All-Midwest Region team following the Bulldog’s season ending double-overtime loss to North Dakota.

Thompson remains the only Bulldog to have scored in a National Championship game.

Weather continues to dampen softball season

Ferris State’s last four games, including their home double-header against Grand Valley on Saturday, were cancelled due to inclement weather.

Both double-header matchups against GVSU and Lake Superior State were given the no-go after Michigan weather hampered playing conditions. Six of Ferris’ last ten contests have been cancelled.

Altogether, the Bulldogs have had 16 games cancelled this season due to weather. Ferris has played the second fewest games this year for their conference (15), only behind LSSU (14). Ohio Dominican has played the most with 32 games on the year.

Ferris is currently 7-8 on the season, with a 2-2 GLIAC record. The Bulldogs are slated to play a double-header at Northwood on Wednesday, with first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The Dawgs have eight games between Wednesday and Sunday, with six coming in Big Rapids.