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Men’s basketball still rolling

Ferris men’s basketball has continued their gritty play into the new year to lead the GLIAC in blocks, rebounds and opponent field goal percentage.

The Dawgs are third overall in the GLIAC North at 5-3 with senior center Jared Stolicker at the heart of this effort. He leads all GLIAC players in rebounds and blocks per game with 11.1 and 2.3 respectively on the season.

Stolicker has averaged a double-double in January posting 17 points and 12 boards per game while getting three blocks per game. He put forth his best effort of the new year so far in a four-point home win against Wayne State on Sunday, Jan. 3 with 22 points, 13 boards, and three blocks.

The Dawgs will have a weekend homestand coming up as they host GLIAC opponents Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan. Ferris will tip off at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 against Michigan Tech followed by Northern Michigan at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Ferris hockey splits at Mariucci Classic

Ferris hockey shook off a loss to No. 5 Harvard in the first round of the 25th annual Mariucci Classic and beat Connecticut 5-2 in consolation play. The Bulldogs have been an enigma all season as they continue to find themselves at .500. They lost their broom last season and apparently did not get one for Christmas.

The new year has brought more of the same as the Dawgs have yet to get a weekend sweep. However, they have not been swept. As a result they are No. 5 in the WCHA standings. “Five” seems to be the status quo for Ferris as they are No. 5 in multiple WCHA statistical categories including special team net, penalty kill percentage and scoring offense.

The Dawgs have outshot their opponents 717 to 688 but have been outscored 63 to 57. If Ferris can be more efficient converting more of those scoring opportunities, they could make a leap towards the top of the division.

Ferris hockey will host WCHA opponent Alabama-Huntsville this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16 at 7:07 p.m.