MacDougall, Bulldogs Down Tommies In Overtime
Mendota Heights, Minn. - A third period rally and overtime effort gave the Ferris State University men's ice hockey team two Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) points and a 2-1 win over the St. Thomas Tommies on Friday (Oct. 22) at St. Thomas Arena.
In a penalty-filled game that featured 38 penalty minutes, Ferris State had to battle from behind, but put on an impressive penalty-killing display. Ferris State held the Tommies' vaunted power play 0-7 on the night, including an entire five-minute major kill.
The Tommies jumped in front at 12:03 of the second when Trevor Zins finished a one-timer for a 1-0 UST lead.
In the third period, an early power play sprung Ferris State back even at 1-1. At the point, junior defenseman Brenden Rons blasted a one timer past UST goaltender Peter Thome for his first goal of the season at 4:31 of the third period. sophomore forward Stepan Pokorny (4) and junior defenseman Blake Evennou (2) picked up the helpers on the play.
In overtime, senior forward and captain Ethan Stewart dished a pick to the middle of the ice where MacDougall was waiting. MacDougall drew a hard toe-drag to the middle and ripped the game-winner under Thome's glove at 1:11 of overtime for his first goal of the year. Stewart picked up his first assist of the season.
The shots finished even at 26-26, while Ferris State had a 19-15 advantage in the last 41:11 of play. Stein picked up the win on 25 saves for the Bulldogs while Thome took the loss with 24 stops for the Tommies.
Ferris State's power play finished 1-6 on the night, but its penalty kill went 7-7. Ferris State is 100 percent (12-12) on its penalty kill in the last two games.
The Bulldogs are back in action against the Tommies at 8:07 p.m. (ET) on Saturday (Oct. 23) looking for their first CCHA sweep.