More about the family…
Names and Hometowns:
Thomas and Kay Vestergaard of Six Lakes, Michigan (both in back row) Mary and Erika Thomas of Stanton, Michigan (Erika in middle, Mary lower right) Rachael Kanitz of Rodney, Michigan (lower left)
We love Bulldogs hockey because:
Year after year, the players are determined to win. Three NCAA tournament appearances in the past five years, often as the underdogs, proves their tenacity. We love the amazing atmosphere at Ewigleben Ice Arena! The small rink makes you feel close to the action on the ice, and there is not a bad seat in the house. The "DAWG POUND" (the best student section in college hockey!) provides a loud, electrifying experience. It's a great time to spend with family, which now includes four generations at most of the home games (Kay's great-grandson, Payton, wasn't in the photo).
Our favorite hockey memory is:
(Mary and Erika): Sitting behind the Bulldog bench as Ferris State knocked off both of the WCHA regular season co-champions, to win the Broadmoor Trophy last year at Van Andel Arena. We'll never forget Darren Smith's outstanding performance (no wonder he's Erika's favorite player!).
(Tom, Kay, and Rachael): The whole Frozen Four experience in 2012 was incredible! Rachael had recently returned from Afghanistan, and her grandparents took her to Tampa! That Frozen Four semi-final game win, sending Ferris State to the National Championship game, was unforgettable.
What we're most looking forward to about the 2016-17 season is:
The home game against Michigan on Saturday is definitely the game we've been looking forward to. We also look forward to watching how the many freshman develop over the season.
Describe WCHA hockey in one word:
Each week during the 2016-17 season, we will name on lucky winner the WCHA Fan of the Week, Powered by E Group. The winner will receive a WCHA Fan Prize Pack courtesy of E Group and will be featured on WCHA.com. To be eligible, post a picture of yourself watching a WCHA game to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #WeAreWCHA.
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