The Ferris State Bulldogs rebounded from a three game losing skid by taking apart the Ohio State Buckeyes in a twin bill in Big Rapids over the weekend.
The Bulldogs (9-18-3, 6-14-2 CCHA) popped in three goals in the second period on Friday as they recorded a 4-3 victory in front of over 1,700 fans at the Ewigleben Arena.
Adam Miller opened the scoring ay 6:44 and Matt Case scored a pair less than two minutes apart to put FSU up 3-1 after forty minutes.
Brendan Connolly added a third-period power-play marker to seal the win.
Mitch O’Keefe stopped 35 of 37 shots in net for Ferris.
Joe Palmer turned away 26 of 30 shots for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State spotted Ferris five goals in the series finale and that was more than enough as the Bulldogs cruised to a 6-2 win.
Evan Case, Matt Verdone, Mark Bomersback, Connolly, and Miller all scored by 9:41 of the second period to put the home team up by an insurmountable 5-0 score.
The Buckeyes knocked in a pair of power-play markers before the second period was done, but Verdone added his second of the game early in the third to cap the night’s scoring.
Derek MacIntrye steered away 38 of 40 shots in the FSU net for the win.
Palmer started in net for OSU, but got the gate after allowing 4 goals on 9 shots. Nick Filion mopped up and stopped 23 of 25 shots.
The two-game rout of the Buckeyes was just the second series sweep for the Bulldogs this season. FSU took two straight from Mercyhurst at Ewigleben on October 13-14.
The Bulldogs win try to keep the momentum going as they battle sixth-ranked Michigan State in a home-and-home series beginning in East Lansing on Friday night.