Ferris State Wraps Up Weekend Trip To Alaska With Setback In The WCHA

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Fairbanks, Alaska – The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell 6-2 to the Alaska Nanooks on Saturday (Dec. 1) at the Carlson Center in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play.

Ferris State freshman defenseman Cooper Zech finished with a goal and an assist in the game for the Bulldogs.

The Nanooks took a 2-0 lead on goals at 2:31 by Kyle Marino and at 6:22 by Tristan Thompson before the Bulldogs got on the board.

At 8:34 of the first, Ferris State senior forward Corey Mackin ripped in a power play goal for his second goal of the season from junior defenseman Nate Kallen (10) and Zech (8).

Alaska scored two more to build a 4-1 lead at 16:41 of the first when Steven Jandric scored for UAF, followed by Max Newton on the power play at 1:34 of the second period.

The Bulldogs cut the Nanooks' lead in half again when Zech scored on a shorthanded breakaway for his third goal of the season at 2:48 of the third period.

UAF tacked on a goal at 3:15 of the third when Kylar Hope scored, and finished the scoring at 16:49 on the power play when Chad Staley scored for the 6-2 final.

Ferris State outshot the Nanooks 35-22, but finished 1-8 on the power play. Alaska finished 2-8 on the man advantage for the game. Gustavs Grigals picked up the win for Alaska making 33 saves, while Salmenkangas made 16 for Ferris State.

The Bulldogs return to action against the nationally ranked Bowling Green State Falcons on Friday (Dec. 7) at 7:07 pm EST inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids. Tickets for the home series are on sale now, please call (231) 591-2888 for more information or visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com.