Two Bulldog Defensemen Claim CCHA Weekly Accolades

Big Rapids, Mich. - A pair of Ferris State University defensemen have received Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Player of the Week accolades after leading the Bulldogs in last week's Florida College Hockey Classic in Estero, Fla.

Sophomore defenseman Simon Denis (Burnaby, British Columbia) is this week's recipient of the CCHA Gladiator Defenseman of the Week honor while freshman defenseman Brandon Anselmini (Guelph, Ontario) claimed the Gongshow Rookie of the Week honor as announced by the league office.

Denis had a goal and added an assist in a 5-3 loss to nationally 11th-ranked Cornell on Friday (Dec. 28) at Germain Arena and added an assist in a 6-2 win over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday (Dec. 29). He also had three shots on goal and finished +3 on the weekend.  

Meanwhile, Anselmini had two assists in the loss to Cornell and scored a goal in the win over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday. He finished the weekend +1 with two blocks and three shots on goal.

Their selections mark the third and fourth times a Bulldog skater have been recognized by the league office to date this campaign.  Ferris State junior forward Andy Huff picked up the CCHA Postgame® Offensive Player of the Week honor from the CCHA following FSU's series versus Mercyhurst (Oct. 19-20) earlier this year while senior Kyle Bonis claimed the same distinction after the Bulldogs' sweep against Bowling Green State (Nov. 16-17).

Ferris State will open the second half of the 2012-13 season as they host the Michigan State Spartans this Saturday (Jan. 5) inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids with the puck for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) contest set to drop at 5:05 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $19 on game day. 

Tickets for all 2012-13 Bulldog home regular-season hockey games can be purchased by contacting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231)-591-2888. The FSU Athletics Ticket Office's normal hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) weekdays. The ticket office will also offer extended hours until 7 p.m. (ET) on Wednesdays throughout the season and be open on hockey home game Saturday's at 12 p.m. (ET). Single-game tickets may also be purchased by contacting Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737 or online at Star Tickets website: www.startickets.com.

This season, fans can help the Bulldogs "Celebrate The Legacy" and catch the final year of CCHA action by purchasing tickets in advance for any home contest during the 2012-13 campaign. Fans will be able to save on single-game tickets by purchasing in advance rather than waiting until gameday.

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