By Andy Oliver
Ferris State extended their home winning streak to six games with a pair of conference wins over Bowling Green last weekend.
Friday night’s 2-1 win saw Ferris forward Aaron Lewicki notch his seventh goal of the season at 8:18 of the second period, with the lone assist going to Blair Riley.
Cody Chupp scored a power-play goal for Ferris at 1:45 of the third period, his eighth goal of the season, with assists going to Corey Couturier and Jeremy Scherlinck. Bowling Green finally got on the board at 13:53 of the third period with a power-play goal from Derek Whitmore.
Assists on Whitmore’s goal went to Jonathan Matsumoto and Kevin Schmidt.
Ferris had 44 shots on goal and went 1-for-6 on the power play. Bowling Green had 30 shots on goal and went 1-for-10 on the power play.
Ferris State goalie Derek MacIntyre made 29 saves on the night for the win, while Bowling Green goalie Jimmy Spratt, a Chesterfield native, made 42 saves and ended up with the loss.
Saturday night’s game saw more goal scoring from both teams with Ferris State coming away with a 5-2 victory.
Ferris forward Adam Miller had three goals on the night. His first goal came at 18:11 of the first period with a lone assist from Zac Pearson.
His second goal of the night was on the power play at 14:35 of the third period with assists from Matt Verdone and Pearson and finally an empty-net goal at 19:40 of the third period with assists again form Verdone and Pearson.
Ferris also received goals from Pearson, unassisted at the 15:39 mark of the second period and Couturier, his second of the season at the 3:43 mark of the third period. Assists on Couturier’s goal went to Matt Case and Scherlinck.
Bowling Green had two goals sandwiched in between the five Ferris goals. Bowling Greens first goal came from Kai Kantola, his fifth of the season at 15:51 of the second period, and was unassisted.
Brandon Svendsen scored his sixth goal of the season for Bowling Green at the 14:45 mark of the third period with the lone assist going to Northville’s Todd McIlrath.
Ferris had 28 shots on goal and went 2-for-9 on the power play. Bowling Green had 30 shots on goal and was 0-for-4 on the power play. MacIntyre, named the CCHA’s Goaltender of the Week, made 28 saves for the win and improved his record to 7-1-0, which is his single season best.
Spratt made 23 saves on the night with the loss making his season record 5-19-1.
The two victories for Ferris moved them into ninth place in the CCHA with only two games left on the season.
The Bulldogs (12-19-3, 9-15-2 CCHA) will travel down to No. 1 Notre Dame this coming weekend while Bowling Green will have a home-and-home series with Michigan State to complete their regular season.