March 10, 2011

Hockey Looks To Knock Off Broncos' Tonight

CCHA Tournament Quarterfinal-Round Series Video Preview       

Sunday, March 13
at Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m. (EDT)
Live Bulldog Sports Network Audio Broadcast
Live Video Webcast
Live Internet Statistics
Live Facebook Scoring Updates
Live Twitter Scoring Updates

The 2011 Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Tournament will began for the Ferris State University men's ice hockey team this weekend (March 11-13) as the fifth-seed Bulldogs visit fourth-seed and nationally 15th-ranked Western Michigan in a best-of-three quarterfinal-round series at WMU's Lawson Ice Arena in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The league tourney series gets underway this Friday (March 11) at 7:05 p.m. (EST) and will continue on Saturday (March 12) also with a 7:05 p.m. (EST) opening faceoff.  If necessary, the deciding third game will take place this Sunday (March 13) as the puck drops at 7:05 p.m. (EDT). 

For tickets, please contact the WMU Bronco Ticket Office at 1-888-4-WMU-TIX or by ordering online at this link.   

The winner of this CCHA Tournament Quarterfinal-Round series will

This weekend's CCHA Tournament series at Western Michigan will be broadcast live on the Bulldog Sports Network at 1460 AM and 107.7 FM as Dominic Hennig calls the action with Dan Kowalski providing game analysis.  A live video webcast is also available for Bulldog fans at Bronco Insider and a live audio webcast via UStream.  Fans can also follow twitter or facebook scoring updates. 

Ferris State has compiled a 17-14-5 overall record this season and wrapped up CCHA regular-season play with a fifth place 12-12-4-3 CCHA mark.  The Bulldogs, under the direction of 19th-year head coach Bob Daniels, are listed among teams receiving votes in this week's (March 7) U.S. College Hockey Online.com poll.  FSU is one of the nation's top defensive teams as the Bulldogs currently rank first in the nation for penalty-kill efficiency (89.2%) and are third in scoring defense (2.14 gpg.).  Senior goaltender Pat Nagle (17-12-5, 1.97 GAA, .924sv%), a 2010-11 All-CCHA First-Team selection and a 2010-11 Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidate, is listed fourth among the national leaders in goals-against average (1.97 gpg.), 10th in saves percentage (.924), and is 30th in winning percentage (.574).  Senior left wing Mike Embach, who ranks second in team scoring with 18 points on eight goals and 10 assists this season, has tallied a nation-leading five short-handed lamplighters this campaign.  Another senior, defenseman Zach Redmond also earned 2010-11 All-CCHA First-Team laurels and has registered a team-leading 20 points on seven goals with 13 assists.    

Western Michigan is 16-10-10 overall and posted a 10-9-9-5 (fourth place -- 44 pts.) mark in the CCHA this campaign.  The Broncos, who have registered an 11-4-3 mark at home this campaign, are presently ranked 14th by Inside College Hockey.com (INCH) while being listed 15th in both the U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.  WMU, which is led by first-year head coach and former Ferris State Hockey alumnus Jeff Blashill, is paced in scoring by senior center Max Campbell (16-13=29) and freshman forward Chase Balisy (12-17=29).  In goal for the Broncos are senior Jerry Kuhn (9-5-6, 2.28 GAA, .913sv%) and sophomore Nike Pisellini (7-5-4, 2.35 GAA, .901sv%).  Like Ferris State, Western Michigan is solid defensively as the Broncos are 11th in scoring defense (2.39 gpg.) among the national statistical leaders.  

Please visit the official FSU Athletics Website homepage at www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com and click on the "upcoming events" tab in the schedule area for links to all available coverage at game time.  Direct links are also provided below.


Don't miss out on exciting Bulldog Hockey this season!

*Weekly Game Notes - Ferris State at Western Michigan*

*2010-11 Ferris State Roster* --  *2010-11 Western Michigan Roster*

*2010-11 Ferris State Schedule/Results* -- *2010-11 Western Michigan Schedule/Results*

*2010-11 Ferris State Statistics* -- *2010-11 Western Michigan Statistics*



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