Ferris State Earns 1-1 Tie Against Boston College At Three Rivers Classic
Freshman netminder Justin Kapelmaster makes 58 saves for Bulldogs

Freshman netminder Justin Kapelmaster made 58 saves for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:14  FSU1-0 EV Corey Mackin (7)Jared VanWormer/7, Ryan Lowney/11
3rd 15:13  BC1-1 PP GT Michael Kim (2)Luke McInnis/3, Chris Calnan/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Boston College  00101
Ferris State  10001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Boston College  202016359
Ferris State  101113337
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston College (13-7-2)  1/6 4/8 0
Ferris State (7-12-2)  0/4 6/12 0
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Ryan Edquist (T, 3-1-1)65:001 91113336
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Justin Kapelmaster (T, 5-1-1)65:001 202015358

Pittsburgh, Pa. - Ferris State University freshman goaltender Justin Kapelmaster turned in an electric 58 save effort as the Bulldogs tied nationally sixth-ranked Boston College 1-1 in the consolation final of the Three Rivers Classic tournament on Friday (Dec. 30) in Pittsburgh. Kapelmaster made on average a save per minute through two periods of play and sophomore forward Corey Mackin scored his seventh goal of the season in the tie only 14 seconds into the game.

Mackin's goal came when senior defenseman Ryan Lowney wired a shot through traffic from the blue line. The puck bounced next off of senior forward Jared VanWormer and right to Mackin, who fired it into the gaping open cage only seconds into the outing.

The score stood much of the way as Kapelmaster went under siege several times and made acrobatic saves throughout the evening to keep the Bulldogs up until 15:13 of the third period.

Boston College defenseman Michael Kim blasted a slapshot on the power play through traffic that Kapelmaster couldn't track. Kim's goal stood as the game-tying goal for the Eagles as the teams went scoreless through five-on-five sudden death overtime.

A shootuout was held for tournament placement purposes, but does not count in any official capacity. Boston College won the shootout 1-0.

The tie is Ferris State's first since Oct. 22 vs. the Northern Michigan Wildcats and only their second of the season.

Kapelmaster's 58-save performance went down as one of the top 25 single-game marks in the 65-year history of the WCHA.

Friday's contest represented the first matchup between Ferris State and Boston College since the 2012 NCAA National Championship Game.

Ferris State will resume WCHA play as the Bulldogs make the trek to face the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6-7. Both puck drops are scheduled for 11:07 p.m. (ET) as FSU opens the second half of conference play.


Most Saves, Single Game - WCHA History
Rank Saves Goaltender, Team (Opponent) Date
1. 76 Carmine Guerriero, Alabama Huntsville (at Michigan Tech) 03/13/2015
2. 75 Kirk Daubenspeck, Wisconsin (at Colorado College) 03/08/1997
3. 73 *Ed Schiller, Michigan State (vs Denver) 02/06/1954
4. 72 *Eddie Mio, Colorado College (vs Wisconsin) 11/17/1972
    Jeff Tscherne, Minnesota (at Michigan State) 03/14/1976
6. 68 Mark Kronholm, Notre Dame (vs Michigan State) 02/16/1973
7. 67 Bobby Goepfert, St. Cloud State (vs Minnesota Duluth) 03/11/2007
    Sam Brittain, Denver (vs Minnesota Duluth) 03/16/2012
9. 64 *Dave Versical, Michigan State (vs Minnesota) 03/14/1976
10. 62 Jim Makey, Wisconsin (at Michigan State) 01/12/1973
    Kirk Daubenspeck, Wisconsin (at Minnesota Duluth) 01/25/1997
    Josh Johnson, Minnesota Duluth (at St. Cloud State) 03/11/2007
13. 61 Don Vaia, Minnesota (vs Michigan) 02/09/1957
    Marty Wakelyn, Colorado College (vs North Dakota) 12/10/1983
    *Carmine Guerriero, Alabama Huntsville (at Minnesota State) 02/15/2014
16. 60 Judd Lambert, Colorado College (vs Wisconsin) 03/08/1997
    Mike Lee, St. Cloud State (at Minnesota Duluth) 03/12/2011
18. 59 Ron Clark, Michigan State (vs Notre Dame) 11/30/1974
    *Dave Versical, Michigan State (vs Denver) 01/09/1976
    Pat Tierney, Denver (vs North Dakota) 12/12/1983
    *Rob Nolan, Michigan Tech (vs Wisconsin) 02/17/2006
22. 58 Kirk Daubenspeck, Wisconsin (vs Minnesota) 02/28/1997
    *Kevin Genoe, Michigan Tech (vs Wisconsin) 02/26/2010
    *Justin Kapelmaster, Ferris State (vs. Boston College) 12/30/2016
25. 57 *John DeCaro, Alaska Anchorage (at Minnesota) 02/11/2005
    *Michael-Lee Teslak, Michigan Tech (vs Michigan State) 12/29/2005
    Gordon Defiel, Lake Superior State (at Minnesota State) 03/12/2016
*Denotes freshman