The Wayne State Warriors and Ferris State Bulldogs played a pair of almost even games over the weekend at the Coliseum in Detroit with each squad being able to enjoy a victory.
Wayne State drew first blood on Friday night as they stole a 2-1 overtime win from Ferris State.
After two scoreless periods, the Bulldogs finally got on the board when Aaron Lewicki knocked in a rebound at 6:20 of the third.
The lead almost held up for the remainder of the contest, but Warrior head coach Bill Wilkinson pulled goaltender Brett Bothwell late in the game for the extra attacker.
The move paid off and with just 29 ticks left on the clock, blueliner Matt Krug ripped in a shot to send the game into overtime.
The Green and Gold kept the pressure on in the extra frame and at 1:42 freshman forward Jared Katz (pictured) smacked in his first game-winner of the season.
Bothwell finished the night with 23 saves.
FSU netminder Mitch O'Keefe stopped 28 on the other end.
Saturday's game was close for the first forty minutes and then the Bulldogs exploded for four unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 7-3 victory.
The teams went back and forth in the first and second with Mike Forgie, Jason Baclig and Katz scoring for the home team. The visiting Bulldogs got a pair from Cody Chupp and another from Eric Vesely.
The third was all FSU with goals coming from Aaron Lewicki, Adam Welch, Chris Zarb and a late empty netter from Jeremy Scherlinck.
Derek MacIntyre started in net for FSU and stopped 25 of 28 shots.
Bothwell got the call again for WSU and turned aside 26 of 32 shots.
Ferris State is now 4-2-0 all time versus Wayne State.
The Bulldogs (6-14-3, 3-10-2 CCHA) will return to CCHA action next weekend as they host the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks at the Ewigleben Arena.
Wayne State (5-17-0, 1-7-0 CHA) will close out their four game home stand with a pair against CHA rival Robert Morris.
Photo courtesy of Wayne State Athletics & Mark Hicks Westside Photography