Bulldogs Battle Back To Force Overtime But Fall To Lake Superior State

Bulldogs Battle Back To Force Overtime But Fall To Lake Superior State

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. - Two Ferris State goals in the final 3:57 of play forced overtime at Lake Superior State, but the Ferris State men's ice hockey team fell 5-4 in overtime to the Lakers on Friday (Nov. 1) at Taffy Abel Arena in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play.

Ferris State senior forward Jason Tackett scored twice for the Bulldogs in the effort, while freshman forward Brenden MacLaren scored his first collegiate goal.

The Lakers got on the board at 11:15 of the first period when Pete Veillette tapped in a rebound for a 1-0 LSSU lead.

The Bulldogs struck back twice in the second period. First, at 11:52 of the second period, sophomore forward Jake Transit was sprung free on a breakaway and he cashed in for his second goal of the year from junior forwards Liam MacDougall (3) and Marshall Moise (4).

Ferris State fired again when senior forward Jason Tackett scored his first of the game and second of the season at 13:54 on the power play from freshmen defensemen Jake Willets (5) and Blake Evennou (2), giving FSU a 2-1 edge.

The Lakers fired in three straight, though, as Ashton Calder scored twice in the third for the Lakers and Collin Saccoman added another for a 4-2 Laker lead.

For Ferris State, the comeback began at 16:03 when MacLaren punched in a rebound from senior defensemen Joe Rutkowski (5) and Nate Kallen (1) for his first collegiate goal as he cut the Laker advantage to 4-3.

Later, with 1:22 to play, Tackett scored his third of the year to tie the game at 4-4, lifting a high shot past LSSU goaltender Mareks Mitens from Kallen (2) and senior defenseman Zach Yoder (1).

The Lakers scored at 4:44 of overtime when Max Humitz scored his fifth goal of the season for the 5-4 final. 

Ferris State sophomore goalie Roni Salmenkangas made 32 stops in the contest while Mitens made 24 for the Lakers. 

The Bulldogs return to action on Saturday (Nov. 2) at 7:07 p.m. (ET) from Taffy Abel Arena to wrap up the weekend series against the Lakers.