The success experienced by the nationally-ranked Ferris State University men's ice hockey team during the first part of this 2009-10 season was recently featured by the Detroit News.
Detroit News' sports writer David Goricki produced an article on the Bulldogs' memorable start which appeared in this past Sunday's (Dec. 20) edition of the Detroit News' Sports Section and is entitled "Stingy Ferris State Proves It Can Skate With The Big Boys".
Ferris State has presently compiled a 13-3-2 overall record while registering a third-place 8-2-2-2 mark (28 league points) in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) standings. The Bulldogs' start this campaign represents the program's best since the 1979-80 campaign when FSU was 14-4-0 in its initial 18 outings.
The Bulldogs are currently ranked 11th nationally by both U.S. College Hockey Online (Dec. 14) and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine (Dec. 21). FSU is listed 14th by Inside College Hockey.com (Dec. 13).
Ferris State, which is presently midst a 10-game (8-0-2) unbeaten streak, resume action on January 2-3 at Wisconsin's 21st annual Badger Hockey Showdown in Madison, Wis. The Bulldogs, under 18th-year head coach Bob Daniels, will faceoff against the nationally-ranked Yale Bulldogs in a 3 p.m. (CST) semifinal matchup on Saturday, Jan. 2. Nationally-ranked Wisconsin hosts Merrimack (Mass.) in the other semifinal, starting at 7 p.m. (CST). The tournament's third-place and championship games will be held Sunday, Jan. 3, at 4 and 7 p.m. (CST), respectively.