Bulldog Hockey Closes Weekend Series At Mercyhurst With Road Split


Erie, Pa. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell to the Mercyhurst Lakers 4-1 on Saturday (Oct. 21) as the two teams wrapped up a non-league weekend series at he Erie Insurance Arena.

Redshirt sophomore defenseman Zach Yoder scored his first goal as a Bulldog in the loss for Ferris State as the two teams finished the weekend with a split.

The Lakers got on the board first at 17:46 of the opening period when Taylor Best scored on the power play from Les Lancaster.

FSU's Yoder evened the game at 8:22 of the second period from senior forward Mitch Maloney and Andrew Mayer on a two-on-one that snuck across the line.

The Lakers responded with three third period power play goals, first from Derek Barach at 2:55. Matthew Whittaker scored back-to-back for the Lakers at 10:08 and 18:06 for the 4-1 advantage.

Ferris State was outshot 36-23, and went 0-of-4 on the power play while the Lakers went 4-of-7.

Sophomore goaltender Justin Kapelmaster made 32 saves in the loss for Ferris State.

The Bulldogs return to Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) action on Friday (Oct. 27) as they travel to Bemidji State (Minn.) to face the Beavers inside the Sanford Center at 8:07 p.m. (ET).