Sports Shorts

Hockey brings in two recruits
The Ferris State hockey program continues to reinforce their strong future as two young men have signed national letters of intent to play for the Dawgs.

Justin Kapelmaster is a goalie, originally from Coral Springs, Fla., and Dominic Lutz is a forward from Livonia, Mich. Kapelmaster currently plays for Wichita Falls of the NAHL and gathered an impressive record of 38- 8-2-1 in his time with the Wildcats. Associate head coach Drew Famulak stated in his scouting report that Kapelmaster has an eye for gathering loose pucks and has the ability to compete at a high level.

Michigan’s own Dominic Lutz currently plays for Topeka of the NAHL. He was the team’s leading scorer, knocking in 26 goals with 24 assists in the 2015-2016 regular season. Lutz earned the “Mr. Hockey” title in the state of Michigan during his high school career.

The Dawgs won their first WCHA Championship during the 2015-2016 season and made it all the way to the final eight.

Men’s golf continues streak
The Ferris State men’s golf program has cashed their ticket into the NCAA Tournament for the 14th consecutive time.

The No. 7 seed Bulldogs received their unofficial bid to play in the 2016 Midwest/Central Super Regional hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale at The Meadows Golf Course from May 2-4. Twenty total teams from the Midwest Region and Central Region will battle it out for a position in the top five.

The top five teams will then advance to the NCAA Div. 2 National Championship, taking place at Green Valley Ranch in Denver, Colo., from May 17-21. Last year the Dawgs came up short in the Super Regional, taking 16th place overall. Five total GLIAC teams are entering the 2016 Midwest/Central Super Regional.

Ferris State golf has one of the longest running streaks of NCAA Championship appearances in the country, but they will have their chance to make it to the next level come May 2.

Women’s golf season comes to a close
The Bulldog women finished play in the GLIAC Tournament on Sunday, Apr. 24, taking fifth place with a total score of 981.

The women did not make the cut for the NCAA Women’s Super Regional, bringing their 2016 season to an end.

The team will graduate two seniors after this season, in Libby Berens and Kathleen Koomen.