Top Dawg

Ferris State hockey’s Chad McDonald takes home the honors of Top Dawg this week with his two goal performance which led the No. 9 Bulldogs to a 4-3 victory over the No. 8 University of Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The 5-foot-9, 175 pound sophomore from Battle Creek scored his first goal of the evening just a minute and three seconds into the game on a rocket of a wrist shot from the top of the circles to give Ferris an early 2-0 lead.

Late in the second period, McDonald recorded his second goal of the game, a short-handed score off a feed from junior forward Kenny Babinski, which put the Bulldog’s ahead 4-1. That goal ended up being the deciding factor after a late run in the third period by the Wolverines to get back into the game.

The penalty kill specialist was loving it as he tallied his fourth career shorthanded goal as a Bulldog.

McDonald finished the game with five shots on goal and the leading point scorer for the Dawgs. He ended   the evening at plus one and also took home the number one star of the game honors.

During the 2013-2014 campaign, McDonald played 42 for the Bulldogs in his freshman year. In those 42 games, he logged 20 points on the season (eighth on the team), nine goals (eighth on the team) and 11 assists (tied for ninth on the team), which included three game winning goals (tied for most on the team). McDonald also finished the season at plus eight and recorded 21 blocked shots.