|1st||14:08||MSU||1-0||SH||Brennan Sanford (2)||-|
|2nd||8:05||MSU||2-0||PP GW||Mitchell Lewandowski (9)||Taro Hirose/12, Carson Gatt/8|
|3rd||2:21||FSU||1-2||PP||Corey Mackin (2)||Ryker Killins/5, Nate Kallen/4|
|3rd||11:20||MSU||3-1||EV||Carson Gatt (1)||Patrick Khodorenko/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Michigan State (7-5-0)||1/5||7/14||1|
|Ferris State (5-8-1)||1/6||6/12||0|
|Michigan State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|John Lethemon (W, 7-4-0)||60:00||1||8||11||10||29|
|Ferris State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Justin Kapelmaster (L, 3-5-0)||58:12||3||2||10||10||22|
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's hockey team fell in their non-conference schedule finale 3-1 at home in front of a sold out crowd of 2,490 against the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday (Nov. 18) night at the Ewigleben Ice Arena.
Ferris State captain and junior forward Corey Mackin broke a goal scoring slump with his second goal of the season to pull the Bulldogs within a goal late, but it was not enough.
The Spartans struck first at 14:08 of the opening period when Brennan Sanford scored shorthanded unassisted on a rush down the left wing wall to give MSU a 1-0 lead.
Michigan State's Mitch Lewandowski then scored on the power play at 8:05 of the middle frame from Taro Hirose and Carson Gatt to push the edge to 2-0 on a one-timer from the middle of the right wing circle.
Mackin scored for FSU at 2:21 of the third from junior defenseman Ryker Killins and sophomore defenseman Nate Kallen (3) to cut the margin back to a single goal.
The Bulldogs, though, couldn't find the equalizer and Gatt scored from Patrick Khodorenko at 11:20 of the third to account for the final margin.
Both teams netted a power play goal with the Bulldogs going 1-6 and the Spartans finishing 1-5.
Ferris State sophomore goaltender Justin Kapelmaster took the loss and made 22 saves for the Bulldogs, snapping his three-game win streak, while Lethemon earned the win with 29 stops.
The Bulldogs return to Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play as they head south to take on the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers on Nov. 24-25 for a pair of 8:07 p.m. (ET) puck drops at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.