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Jeff Blashill gets contract extension with Red Wings

Ferris alum Jeff Blashill and the Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension Tuesday, April 2, to remain the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League.

Currently, Blashill is in his fourth season as the head coach of the Red Wings and has a record of 136-144-47 in 327 games.

While the record hasn’t been what the team has hoped for, Blashill has managed to help guide the likes of Dylan Larkin, Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Bertuzzi to career years. All three young players have career highs in both goals and points, and have led the Red Wings to eight wins in the past 10 games as the team looks towards the future.

Blashill started his coaching career all the way back in 1998, when he spent four years as an assistant coach at Ferris under current head hockey coach Bob Daniels. Before that, Blashill was a goalie on the Ferris hockey team from 1994-98.

It was also announced Monday, April 8, that Blashill will serve as the head coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team. This will be the third straight year that Blashill will lead the national team, which is set to play in the IIHF Men’s World Championship May 10 to 26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. Blashill holds a record of 14 wins in 18 world championship games, including a bronze medal last year, according to USA Hockey.

Nur Adim Ramdani Iswan wins GLIAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Iswan continued to play great tennis in his senior season, as he was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for week seven of the 2019 season.

For the second straight week, Iswan managed to sweep all of his GLIAC doubles and singles opponents.

In a 5-2 Ferris win against Northwood University Friday, March 29, Iswan and senior Steward Sell won 6-4 against Ivan Medvynskyi and Ben Brandherm of Northwood at No. 1 doubles. He followed that up with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory against David Reinauer in his No. 2 singles matchup against Northwood.

In a 4-3 loss to Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Sunday, March 31, Iswan continued to perform at a high level individually. He won his No. 2 singles match 6-2, 6-2 over GVSU’s Jack Geissler. He and Sell also managed to dispatch DJ Colantone and Sebastien Lescoulie in No. 1 doubles 6-2.

Iswan and the Bulldogs take on the Ashland Eagles 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in the Ferris Racquet and Fitness Center.