October 2, 2012

Two Bulldog Skaters Claim All-CCHA Preseason Accolades

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Big Rapids, Mich. - A pair of Ferris State University men's ice hockey players have earned 2012-13 All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Preseason Honorable Mention accolades.

Bulldog senior forward Kyle Bonis (Lindsay, Ontario) along with junior defenseman Scott Czarnowczan (Macomb) were among the student-athletes receiving preseason recognition as the ninth annual preseason all-conference teams were announced by the league office.

Voting was conducted by the league's 11 head coaches, who could not vote for their own players.

Bonis, who was named to the 2012 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team as the Bulldogs reached the national championship game, placed third among FSU's scoring leaders a season ago with 30 points.  He had a squad second-best 19 goals and added 11 assists in playing all 43 contests.  Bonis' totals included three game-winning goals and four power-play markers.

Meanwhile, Czarnowczan registered two goals and 19 assists for 21 points on the blueline.  He also appeared in 43 games and finished with a team second-best 77 blocks.  He was the recipient of the team's Plus/Minus Award for finishing with a squad-leading +17 figure for the season.

Ferris State is the defending CCHA Regular-Season Champion and reached the national championship game at the Frozen Four last season in Tampa, Fla.

Single-game tickets for all 2012-13 Ferris State University hockey home contests are currently on sale. Fans can help the Bulldogs "Celebrate The Legacy" and catch the final year of CCHA action by purchasing tickets in advance for any home contest during the 2012-13 campaign.

This season, fans will be able to save on single-game tickets by purchasing in advance rather than waiting until gameday.  The Bulldogs sold out four of their final five home contests inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena last year.

The FSU Athletics Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and on Saturday gamedays starting at 12 p.m. (ET).  They will also offer special extended hours on Wednesday's thru the end of the season until 7 p.m. (ET).  For more information on ticket sales, please contact the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888 or visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com.

Ferris State will open its 35th season of intercollegiate competition at the NCAA Division I level on Sunday, Oct. 7, with an exhibition contest versus Ryerson University in Big Rapids. The puck will drop at 3:05 p.m. (EDT) for the contest at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena.  Complimentary parking will be offered with a special magnet giveaway.

The regular-season home opener is on Oct. 19 as Mercyhurst comes to town for a two-game non-league series beginning at 7:05 p.m. (ET).

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