Top Dawg

Gerald Mayhew

Photo by: Aubrey Kemme | Multimedia Editor

The clock strikes “GERRYTIME” as we make a long awaited return to the ice to find our first hockey Top Dawg of the 2016-2017 season in Gerald Mayhew.

A leader for the Ferris State hockey program and one of four remaining seniors, forward Mayhew netted his fifth goal of the season in a 3-1 victory on the road over Bowling Green State University Saturday, Nov. 5. A single Mayhew goal is nothing out of the ordinary but this goal was nothing normal.

With the assist of his fellow senior Dawg Jared VanWormer, Mayhew notched his goal at a disadvantage, recording the short-handed goal to put away the Falcons and send Ferris State home with a victory.

Mayhew’s season came into question in late October when he was determined to have a high ankle sprain. The sprain was originally supposed to keep Gerry out for two to four weeks but you just can’t keep a good Dawg down.

A 2-8-1 record may scare some but with determination like that of Mayhew, Ferris State hockey has some strong leadership that will continue working to defend that Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Title. Mayhew will lead the Dawgs in an effort to take down Sparty in East Lansing 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.