Alaska, Ferris State Skate to 2-2 Tie

Sophomore forward Zach Frye posts assist for the Nanooks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:44  FSU1-0 EV Sean O'Rourke (3)Zac Tierney/2, Ryan Lowney/4
1st 17:43  AKF1-1 EV Alec Hajdukovich (2)Josh Erickson/1, Zach Frye/8
2nd 1:36  FSU2-1 EV Corey Mackin (5)Tyler Andrew/3, Zac Tierney/3
2nd 11:44  AKF2-2 EV GT Josh Atkinson (1)Brandon Morley/2, Nick Hinz/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Alaska  11002
Ferris State  11002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Alaska  13157338
Ferris State  91213438
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Alaska (4-6-1)  0/4 10/23 0
Ferris State (5-5-3)  0/5 10/20 0
Alaska Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Jesse Jenks (T, 2-0-1)65:002 81113436
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Darren Smith (T, 4-1-2)65:002 12147336

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. - The Ferris State men's ice hockey team entertained the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks for the first time in two seasons at the Ewigleben Ice Arena, but neither team emerged as a winner as the two squads finished in a 2-2 tie in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) action Friday night.

The Bulldogs got off to an early lead when senior defenseman Sean O'Rourke scored his third goal of the year at 14:44 of the opening period.

Junior defenseman Ryan Lowney was able to keep a puck in the zone on clearing attempt, and found freshman defenseman Zac Tierney driving hard towards the net. Tierney rifled a wrist show on net that O'Rourke deflected home to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.

The Nanooks responded at 17:43 when Alec Hajdukovic found a rebound and outwaited Ferris State freshman goaltender Darren Smith before backhanding a shot past a diving Smith to even the contest. Josh Erickson and Zach Frye assisted on the goal.

Freshman forward Corey Mackin gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead 1:36 into the second period on a breakaway, beating Alaska goaltender Jesse Jenks between the legs. Mackin now leads Ferris State with five goals and 13 points on the season.

Sophomore forward Tyler Andrew and Tierney both picked up assists on Mackin's tally.

The Nanooks would not go away as Josh Atkinson scored from Brandon Morley and Nick Hinz to even the score at 2-2 with 11:44 to play in the second period.

Atkinson's goal stood as the game-tying marker, as the contest went through a scoreless third period and overtime. The Bulldogs' record is now 5-5-3 overall on the season, with a 4-4-1 mark in WCHA play.

On the man-advantage, both teams were unsuccessful, as the Nanooks finished 0-for-4 and Ferris State was 0-for-5 on the evening.

Both goaltenders stopped 36 shots for their respective clubs. Smith's record now stands at 4-1-2 on the season, while Jenks moved to 2-0-1.

The Bulldogs will wrap up their two-game homestand against the Nanooks on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:07 p.m. (EST) inside Ewigleben Ice Arena. Tickets are on sale now at or call (231) 591-2888 for more information.