Return of the Bulldogs

Ferris State faces the Bowling Green State Falcons in themed games

The Ferris State hockey team will host the No. 8 Bowling Green State University Falcons for the second weekend in a row.
After losing both games to the Falcons last week in Ohio, the Bulldogs are looking to recover by getting a couple wins of their own come this Friday and Saturday.
Bowling Green came out on top last Friday as they beat the Bulldogs 2-1 in another tough loss for Ferris.  The first goal was scored just ten seconds into a power play by Ferris State forward Gerald Mayhew. Kyle Schempp and Simon Denis were awarded the assists for Mayhew’s  7th goal of the season. The goal was scored with just over 5 minutes left in the first period.
That lone goal would be the only one the Bulldogs would score in the game. The Dawgs couldn’t hold off the Falcons attack as Ben Murphy scored with 6:32 left in the second period. The following period, the game-winning dagger was scored by Bowling Green sophomore forward Kevin Dufour just before the halfway point of the third. The rest of the game went scoreless resulting in the 2-1 final.
Last Saturday was a similar story. After going up 2-1 with a pair of goals from brothers Tyler and Andrew Dorantes, the Bulldogs let the lead slip through their grasps once again. Bowling Green scored two third period goals just 1:20 apart from each other. These goals were the difference maker as the Bulldogs couldn’t put any more pucks in the net. The Dawgs fell to 11-17-1 on the season after the 3-2 loss.
The team comes back to Big Rapids to play the Falcons twice more this weekend. The games will both begin at 7:07 p.m. and are both themed. The Friday night game will be the Festival of the Arts game, and Saturday night will be Star Wars Night.
Music Industry Management major Madison Szczesniak is an intern for Ferris State Athletics and holds the title of Hockey Marketing Specialist. Szczesniak says she is working with the Great Lakes Garrison of the 501st Legion to have volunteers who will be dressed in Star Wars attire. She says media timeouts will be based around Star Wars and encourages students to dress up for the theme as well. Fans will be able to get pictures with the volunteers before the game and during intermissions.
The Bulldogs play has recently taken a turn to the dark side. The Dawgs are 2-10 in their last twelve games. Fans hope the force is with them this weekend as they take on the No. 8 BGSU Falcons again.