Saturday, February 7, 2009
Final Score: Michigan State 1, Ferris State 0
The Spartans got the first goal of the game, just 36 seconds into the first period, and never looked back en route to a 1-0 Central Collegiate Hockey Association win over the Bulldogs before a crowd of 2,377 in Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids. Much of the credit for the MSU win has to go to goaltender Jeff Lerg who should have got the first, second and third stars of the game for his magnificent performance against the Bulldogs. MSU was a deserving winner in the game, but the Bulldogs have nothing to feel ashamed of. There should be be better games ahead for the Bulldog hockey team if it can continue to muster that kind of effort and determination. For the game, Ferris outshot Michigan State 32-19, but it was difficult to get the puck past Lerg.