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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ferris and Western advance in CCHA tourney

Both Ferris State and Western Michigan swept their CCHA first-round series last weekend and advanced to the second round this weekend.

Ferris State eliminated Ohio State, defeating the Buckeyes, 2-1, on Saturday in Big Rapids.

After scoreless first and second periods, sophomore forward Adam Miller beat OSU backstop David Caruso to give FSU a 1-0 lead at 5:18. Freshman forward Dan Riedel scored his second goal of the series when he notched a power-play tally at 7:09.

Buckeye junior forward Kenny Bernard cut the lead to one when he beat FSU rookie netminder Mitch O'Keefe at 11:42. The tally snapped O'Keefe's postseason shutout streak at 110:41.

O'Keefe turned aside 29 shots to earn the victory while Caruso stopped 43 shots. The victory sends the Bulldogs to Ann Arbor to battle Michigan for the second time in three weeks.

Western Michigan sophomore goaltender Daniel Bellissimo turned aside 31 shots to blank host Lake Superior State, 1-0, as the Broncos swept the host Lakers to punch their ticket for Oxford, Ohio, to battle Miami. After 54 minutes of scoreless hockey, senior captain Mike Erickson beat LSSU junior goalie Jeff Jakaitis on the power play to propel the Broncos to the series win.

Jakaitis turned aside 26 shots in defeat.

Michigan State will host Alaska-Fairbanks, who swept Notre Dame.

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