The Ferris State Bulldogs snapped a season high, five-game winless streak with a 5-3 upset win over the eighth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend on Friday night.
Bulldog Scott Pococke’s first goal of the season, at 7:56 of the third period, won the game for FSU. Netminder Mitch O’Keefe stopped 28 shots for the win and also assisted on teammate Casey Haines’s goal at 6:01 of the third.
Blair Riley, Mike Fillinger, and Justin Lewandowski also scored for Ferris State.
The Bulldogs used solid special teams on Saturday night to hold onto a 2-2 tie with the Irish at the Joyce Center.
Zach Redmond scored a shorthanded marker with two Bulldogs in the box to tie the score at 1 in the first period.
Riley scored his second of the weekend, on the powerplay, at 9:20 of the third to deadlock the score at two.
O’Keefe did the rest between the pipes, stopping 33 shots to help the Bulldogs earn 3 of 4 points from ND.
Ferris State (11-12-5, 8-10-4 CCHA) will return home to the Ewigleben Arena next weekend for a pair of games against the Miami Red Hawks. FSU currently sits in seventh place in the CCHA, while Miami has dropped to second place after giving up 3 of 4 points at home last weekend to Michigan.