Ferris Wins!

Submitted by BubbaT33 on March 24th, 2012 at 11:58 PM

IN State Shout out to the Bull Dogs of Ferris State.  For the first time in their hockey history FSU has reached the Frozen Four!  What do you think -- Should we feel glad for them?  What do you think of their chances?



March 25th, 2012 at 12:07 AM ^

This just makes me feel worse about our loss to Cornell. If we get beat, especially if it's an upset, I want to get beat by a team that's going to go far. Ugh. It was still a close game, from what I've heard.

Hats off to Ferris State. Having 5 CCHA teams in the tournament and none making the Frozen Four would have been an embarrassment.


March 25th, 2012 at 12:10 AM ^

You have no idea how many bad games I sat though at Ewigleben, how many bad teams I watched, how many times I saw us get so close to getting to the Joe/getting to the tournament, only to let it slip away.

I never thought I'd see this day.


Ferris State University, Class of '96


March 25th, 2012 at 12:22 AM ^

My two all-time favorite Bulldogs: Brett Colborne and Chris Kunitz. You would have been around Big Rapids for Colborne (and other good ones like Kevin Swider and I think Brian? McCullough). I was sports editor and later editor-in-chief of the Ferris student paper in the late 90s and early 00s. Got a grad degree from Michigan and am currently getting a grad degree from Ohio University. Oddly enough I thought there was a good chance for a Michigan-Ohio basketball matchup and Michigan-Ferris hockey matchup. The wife is an FSU grad, too, so at least now we'll be routing for the same team in the Frozen Four.


March 25th, 2012 at 12:29 AM ^

The Torch! I'm mildly amazed Popovich didn't kill that paper, along with the rest of the University. She almost got her wish. :(

My freshman year we had John Gruden, and then Andy Roach arrived the year after. Jason Blake was there for a season, and then the crew of Joel Irwin, Kevin Swider and Kenzie Homer came in. Jeff Blashill was our goaltender after Craig Lisko graduated. Trust me. Blashill's a far better coach than he was a goaltender.

The Denarding

March 25th, 2012 at 12:22 AM ^

This is a team that deserves to go the Frozen Four.  Frankly they deserve to win.  Lots of struggle for that program - this could be a defining year for them....


March 25th, 2012 at 2:11 AM ^

Congrats to Ferris! At least they could bring another national championship to the state of Michigan! I don't know why Minnesota is considered the hockey state...overall not even close to Michigan in terms of how many teams have had success!


March 25th, 2012 at 10:24 AM ^

i don't like their chances going up against a veteran bc/mn/nd team in the finals, but i love a good underdog story.  especially since bc/mn/nd have won it before.

i go to the frozen four frequently and when michigan isn't there, i cheer for the team with least obnoxious fans.  that is never, ever mn or nd.  umd last year - do they have fans? - picked up the nd fans after michigan beat nd.  nd fans seem to be generally insufferable.

go bulldogs (of either variety), eagles or dutchmen. 


while i'm here, how about a big shout out to shawn hunwick for the most improbable and incredible career ever.  i'm there with the guy who said 'oh, crap,' when hogan went down against nd in 2010.  hunwick has replaced my fear with confidence and he's such a quiet leader.  almost like denard without the electric smile and dilithium.


March 25th, 2012 at 10:39 AM ^

I can actually finally root for Ferris in a sport since i went there..


I started there when the Kunitz era was wrapping up, so it is cool to see them have success again.

U Fer M

March 25th, 2012 at 4:46 PM ^

As a resident of Big Rapids, I couldn't be happier, other than seeing Michigan make it as well, of course, but it's a great thing for Ferris State. Good luck the rest of the way!!


March 25th, 2012 at 8:58 PM ^

If not us, why not them? They don't have a huge fanbase, but they have good fans and they've never seen any success like this. That goal after they killed the 5-minute major was astounding. And there's absolutely no guarantee we would've beaten them if we had advanced, even in regulation; Ferris is a good team.

North Dakota is out, so the rest is gravy from a historical perspective.