Hockey splits again – The Ferris State Torch

Ferris males’s hockey (2-3-1) cut up the weekend matchup with the Canisius Golden Griffins (1-3-0) this previous weekend.

The Bulldogs gave Canisius their first win of the season on Saturday with a 5-3 loss ahead of rebounding and dominating the second one sport of the collection to get a 4-1 win.

Head trainer Bob Daniels mentioned scoring alternatives in Friday’s loss

“We did have some more chances [to score],” Daniels stated. “I think right after we scored to make it 4-3, we hit the crossbar on the shot. Pipe-and-in would have been nice. We’re getting the looks, [and] we got some chances. You can’t tell a guy exactly how to score. You put them in the position to get the puck, and they kind of have that natural goal scorer thing.”

Friday’s contest began tough for the Bulldogs after letting in two Canisius targets ahead of junior ahead Stepan Pokorny was once in a position to internet a objective for the Bulldogs.

Brad Marek had 3 assists throughout Ferris’ two video games towards Canisius. He lately leads the staff with six issues at the season. Photo by means of: Dylan Rider

From there, the Bulldogs performed catch-up. Canisius went up 3-1 early in the second one, which elicited a Bulldog objective from junior defenseman Luke Farthing.

The catchup pattern persisted into the 3rd after every other Canisius objective was once adopted by means of a objective from senior ahead Jason Brancheau. After Brancheau’s objective, Canisius netted an empty internet objective to convey the general ranking to 5-3, Canisius.

Daniels, who was once fearful about scoring previous within the season, stated that 3 or 4 targets in a sport will have to be sufficient to get a win.

Saturday’s sport was once a lot other for the Bulldogs, as a recipe of stellar goaltending and an offensive explosion propelled the Bulldogs to their 2nd win on house ice.

The sport started with a 5 minute primary along an ejection for Farthing. The Bulldogs performed robust defensively and killed the penalty proper out of the gate.

“I thought the penalty kill was outstanding,” Daniels stated. “There’s an old hockey adage: ‘your best penalty killer is your goaltender,’ and I thought Noah [Giesbrecht] was really strong during that five minute sequence. If they got the lead, maybe it’s a whole different game. By getting through that five minutes and then us getting on the board first, I think that really helped a lot.”

The Bulldogs capitalized within the waning moments of the primary length when junior ahead Mitch Deelstra scored to place the Bulldogs forward 1-0.

After Deelstra’s objective, the Bulldogs introduced an onslaught of offense in the second one. Senior ahead Dallas Tulik slammed a five-hole shot for his or her 2nd objective, senior defenseman Matt Slick were given a breakaway and scored his first Bulldog objective and Pokorny deked his well beyond the goaltender to slip house the Bulldogs’ ultimate objective of the sport.

In the 3rd length, just one objective went previous Giesbrecht to spoil his shutout bid. However, Ferris saved it in combination and got here away with the win.

Giesbrecht stored 29 of 30 photographs as a way to pick out up his first win of the season. With the primary win out of the way in which, Giesbrecht stated he regarded to construct on it.

Pokorny spoke at the win following his two objective weekend.

“It feels very nice,” Pokorny stated. “I know it’s a big win for us. You know, [Friday] night really hurt. I thought [about it] going through the third period. We were kind of a better team that third period. I thought it would be carried into today’s game, and I am glad to get a good start and finish it off.”

The Bulldogs will take per week off and get ready to open Central Collegiate Hockey Association play when St. Thomas involves the city on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.

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