Nov. 30, 2012
Site: Big Rapids, Mich. (Ewigleben Ice Arena)
Score: #17 Ferris State 5, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (5-8-1, 3-6-1-1 CCHA), FSU (7-4-2, 6-3-0-0 CCHA)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Dec. 1 -- at Ferris State (Big Rapids, Mich.), 7:05 p.m.
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- For the sixth time this season, the University of Michigan ice hockey team surrendered three goals in a period, falling, 5-0, at Ferris State (NR USA Today/No. 17 USCHO) on Friday (Nov. 30) at Ewigleben Ice Arena.
After a scoreless first period, the Bulldogs opened the scoring at 6:23 of the middle frame with Phil Di Giuseppe (Maple, Ontario) serving a tripping penalty. FSU's Simon Denis floated a low wrister from the right point that navigated its way past a screened Jared Rutledge (Chicago, Ill.) for the 1-0 Bulldog lead.
The Bulldogs struck power-play gold once more almost 10 minutes later when Eric Alexander netted his third goal of the season. Alexander placed himself at the top of the Michigan crease and got a stick on a centering attempt from the corner to extend the FSU lead to 2-0.
Ferris State closed out the second period scoring at the 17:54 mark thanks to a Matt Robertson tally, after a perfect cross-ice pass from Kenny Babinski.
FSU added salt to the wound at 5:39 of the third period when freshman Dakota Klecha netted his second goal of the season to make it a 4-0 game in favor of the home team. The Bulldogs netted a shorthanded goal for good measure late in the third period to close out the scoring.
Rutledge turned aside 22 shots in all, while Ferris State's C.J. Motte blanked Michigan on 27 shots.
The Wolverines closed out the contest 0-for-5 on the power play and were 4-for-6 on the penalty kill.
The teams will meet again on Saturday (Dec. 1) in Big Rapids to close out the two-game series. Game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423