For the second straight year, Ferris alum Jeff Blashill will be the head coach of the U.S. hockey team at the world championships.
Under Blashill, the U.S. went 6-2 in 2017 before falling to Finland in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Blashill got the job over several qualified candidates including Stanley Cup winner Dan Bylsma of Grand Haven, who will be an assistant coach with the team.
The news came before the Detroit Red Wings announced they would bring back Blashill for a fourth season as their head coach.
The tournament will begin on May 4 in Denmark.
A number of Ferris athletic events were canceled this past weekend due to the severe weather, including the men’s basketball team national championship celebration.
The celebration will now take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, after the Ferris football team concludes their Crimson & Gold game, which begins at 5 p.m.
The Ferris hockey banquet was also postponed, with a new time and date yet to be announced.
Lucky No. 7
The Ferris women’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the Ashland University Invitational over the weekend at the Country Club of Ashland and the Ashland Golf Club in Ashland, Ohio.
15 teams saw action on the weekend. The Bulldogs were able to shoot a combined team score of 327 in Saturday’s first round. The second round was scheduled for Sunday but was canceled due to inclement weather.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship begins Saturday, April 21.
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