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Bulldogs Lead In Third But Fall Late To Griffins On Road

Bulldogs Lead In Third But Fall Late To Griffins On Road

Buffalo, New York - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team took a third period lead, but fell 4-3 on the road to the Canisius Golden Griffins on Friday (Oct. 29) at the LECOM Harbor Center.

Ferris State freshman forward Zach Faremouth registered two points in the contest to lead the way, including his first collegiate goal.

The Griffins took an early lead 64 seconds in when Max Kouznetsov finished a scramble in front for a 1-0 Canisius advantage.

Ferris State responded only 1:24 later when freshman forward Bradley Marek ripped in a one-timer on a two-on-one rush with Faremouth to even the game at 1-1. Freshman forward Kaleb Ergang picked up his second assist of the year while Faremouth snagged his first collegiate point. Marek's goal was his second of the year and it came at 2:28 of the opening frame.

Later, at 5:50 of the first, Ferris State took the lead when senior forward Justin Michaelian ripped in his first goal of the year shorthanded for a 2-1 Bulldog lead. Senior forward Liam MacDougall (4) and senior defenseman Brendon Michaelian (3) picked up the helpers on the play.

In the second period, the Golden Griffins returned serve on a point shot by Cory Thomas that laced through traffic to tie the score at 2-2. 

Early in the third period, Faremouth picked off a clearing attempt and ripped a shot top right for a 3-2 Bulldog lead at 3:28 for his first collegiate goal.

The Griffins evened the contest on the power play at 13:09 when Mitchell Martan scored. Jake Witkowski scored the winner at 16:02 for the 4-3 final.

Ferris State's 24-consecutive penalties killed streak ended when the Griffins scored at 13:09 of the third period. The Griffins finished 1-5 on the night while the Bulldogs went 0-2. 

Canisius finished with a 42-28 advantage in shots on goal. The Griffins were boosted by an 18-8 edge in the second period.

In goal, Ferris State sophomore goaltender Logan Stein made 38 stops and took the loss. Canisius netminder Jacob Barczewski made 25 stops for the Griffins in the win.

The Bulldogs search for the split Saturday (Oct. 30) at the LECOM Harbor Center with puck drop for game two set for 7 p.m. (ET).