Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell 6-1 to the Nationally #7 ranked Bowling Green Falcons on Wednesday, Jan. 2 inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play.
Ferris State junior forward Ethan Stewart scored his team leading third goal of the season in the contest.
Bowling Green got off to an early lead when Brandon Kruse scored when a puck popped loose in front of the Bulldog goal at 17:30 of the first for a 1-0 BGSU lead.
Ferris State evened the score at 3:05 of the second frame when junior forward Ethan Stewart finished off a chance in front on the power play for his team-leading third goal of the year. Senior forward Liam MacDougall earned his fourth assist of the year while freshman forward Mitch Deelstra picked up his first collegiate assist on the play.
The Falcons took a lead at 10:47 of the second period when Cameron Wright scored from a sharp angle below the left face-off circle for a 2-1 BGSU lead.
BGSU scored four in the third period - first at 8:00 when Sam Craggs tallied on a deflection on the power play. Seth Fyten followed up at 9:21 - while Ford picked up a goal at 10:36. Wright scored his second of the game for the 6-1 final.
Ferris State had a 36-31 advantage in shots on goal for the day, including a 31-20 advantage through 40 minutes of play.
On the man advantage, Ferris State went 1-5, while the Falcons scored twice on five attempts.
Ferris State junior goaltender Ron Salmenkangas made 25 saves for the Bulldogs while Eric Dop made 35 for the Falcons in the game.
Ferris State looks for the split tomorrow (Jan. 3) at 3:07 pm ET at Ewigleben Ice Arena.