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Dawgs Earn Split At Canisius In Gutsy Effort

Dawgs Earn Split At Canisius In Gutsy Effort

Buffalo, NY - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team battled adversity and snatched a 4-2 non-conference victory at Canisius (Golden Griffins) on Saturday (Oct. 30) at the LECOM Harbor Center. 

Ferris State senior forward and captain Liam MacDougall scored twice to pace the Bulldogs while senior goaltender Roni Salmenkangas made 23 saves for the victory. 

First, at 6:44 of the opening frame, MacDougall netted his second goal of the year for a 1-0 FSU lead to finish off a two-on-one rush. Senior forward Justin Michaelian (3) and junior forward Dallas Tulik (5) picked up the helpers on the play.

The Golden Griffins tied the game on the power play at 15:41 when Joey Matthews fired a shot that was deflected on the way through traffic to tie the game at 1-1.

The second period, which lasted well over an hour due to multiple major events, saw the Bulldogs take the lead at 13:14 on their second major power play of the period. Freshman forward Bradley Marek (3) scored on a rush down the left lane after a Canisius turnover for a 2-1 lead. Senior forward Marshall Moise (1) had the assist on the play.

Early in the third period, Austin Alger tied the game at 2-2 on the power play at 34 seconds of the third frame after a puck bounced out to him open on the left side of the goal.

Ferris State re-took the lead at 6:50 of the third when MacDougall ripped a shot top right for a 3-2 Ferris State lead and the eventual game-winning goal. MacDougall's goal was his third of the year while Tulik picked up his sixth assist of the year. 

Finally, at 18:52 of the third period, Tulik fired into the empty night for his second goal of the year for the 4-2 final. Justin Michaelian (4) and MacDougall (5) earned the assists on the goal.

The Griffins had a 25-20 edge in shots for the contest. Ferris State finished 1-4 on the power play while Canisius scored both of their goals in the game on the man advantage and finished 2-6.

In goal, Salmenkangas moved to 1-0-0 on the year with a 23-save win, while Jacob Barczewski took the loss for Canisius making 17 stops on the night.

Ferris State picked up its third win of the year and returns home to see Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) foe Minnesota State on Friday (Nov. 5) at the Ewigleben Ice Arena at 7:07 p.m. (ET).