Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell 6-2 to the nationally 18th ranked Bemidji State Beavers on Saturday (Feb. 6) inside Ewigleben Ice Arena in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play.
Ferris State junior forward Jake Transit had a goal and an assist in the effort for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead when Bemidji State goaltender Michael Carr coughed up a puck playing it out of the zone, where Transit picked it off and fired it into the empty goal for his fifth goal of the year at 3:25 of the first period.
Minutes later, Ferris State went ahead 2-0 when senior forward Marshall Moise scored his second of the year, finessing his way down the left wing lane and backhanding a shot past Carr at 5:38 of the first period. Freshman forward Antonio Venuto (4) and Transit (6) picked up helpers on the play.
The Beavers responded when Owen Sillinger registered a natural hat trick, scoring at 6:38 of the first and 54 seconds of the second period on the power play, before a shorthanded goal at 12:26 of the middle frame for a 3-2 Beaver lead.
His brother Lukas Sillinger tallied next on the man advantage at 17:46 of the second period for a 4-2 lead.
The Beavers scored three times in the third. First, Ethan Somoza scorned 3:35 of the third period, followed by Owen Sillinger's fourth of the night. Aaron Myers capped the Beaver scoring at 15:38 of the third for the 7-2 final.
Ferris State had an edge in first period shots at 14-12, but Bemidji State outshot the Bulldogs 35-28 on the night, capitalizing on 3-4 power play chances. Ferris State went 0-1 on the man advantage on the night.
The Bulldogs are back in action Tuesday (Feb 9) against Michigan Tech in WCHA play at 4:07 pm inside Ewigleben Ice Arena.