Killins Leads Ferris State Past Michigan Tech, 4-3
Junior defenseman Ryker Killins posts two goals and assist for Bulldogs

Junior defenseman Ryker Killins scored two goals and an assist for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:17  FSU1-0 EV Trevor Recktenwald (3)Lucas Finner/7, Liam MacDougall/1
1st 7:32  MTU1-1 EV Greyson Reitmeier (3)Justin Misiak/5, Mitch Meek/3
2nd 4:42  FSU2-1 PP Ryker Killins (7)Joe Rutkowski/8, Coale Norris/7
2nd 4:56  FSU3-1 PP Coale Norris (6)Ryker Killins/10
2nd 7:46  MTU2-3 PP Gavin Gould (9)Joel L'Esperance/4, Greyson Reitmeier/9
2nd 9:12  MTU3-3 PP Thomas Beretta (7)Dylan Steman/8, Mark Auk/13
2nd 18:56  FSU4-3 PP GW Ryker Killins (8)Nate Kallen/10, Lucas Finner/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Michigan Tech  1203
Ferris State  1304
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Michigan Tech  11111638
Ferris State  67518
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Michigan Tech (13-10-5)  2/6 6/12 0
Ferris State (11-17-1)  3/5 6/23 0
Michigan Tech Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Patrick Munson43:243 52512
Devin Kero (L, 3-3-1)15:041 0202
Empty Net1:320     
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Darren Smith (W, 5-7-1)60:003 1091635

Big Rapids, Mich. - A three-power play goal second period boosted the Ferris State University men's ice hockey team past the Michigan Tech Huskies on Friday (Jan. 26) night at Ewigleben Ice Arena.

Ferris State junior defenseman Ryker Killins scored twice and added an assist for a three-point night to lead the Bulldogs while junior goaltender Darren Smith made 35 stops in goal.

The Bulldogs jumped in front early at 1:17 of the opening frame when junior forward Trevor Recktenwald got behind the defense and fired a shot over the blocker of MTU goaltender Patrick Munson for a 1-0 lead.

Freshmen forwards Lucas Finner (7) and Liam MacDougall (1) picked up assists on the Recktenwald goal.

Michigan Tech evened the game at 7:32 when Greyson Reitmeier scored his third of the year from Justin Misiak and Mitch Meek as he chopped a rebound over Smith to knot the game at a goal apiece.

Killins factored in with his seventh goal of the year and first of the game at 4:42 of from sophomore defenseman Joe Rutkowski (8) and freshman forward Coale Norris (7) on a heavy slapshot from just inside the blue line on a five-on-three advantage.

Ferris State scored 14 seconds later when Norris netted his sixth goal of the year on a rush down the left wing also on the power play from Killins (10) to increase the lead to 3-1 in FSU's favor.

Munson was pulled for Devin Kero in goal for the Huskies for the remainder of the second frame.

Moments later, the Bulldogs went shorthanded as a five-on-three included a major penalty, and the Huskies capitalized twice. Gavin Gould scored at 7:46 from Joel L'Esperance and Reitmeyor, and again at 9:12 when Thomas Beretta scored from Dylan Steman and Mark Auk.

The Bulldogs got a late power play chance in the second, and Killins drove home his eighth of the season and second goal of the night for a 4-3 lead and the eventual game-winner. Sophomore defenseman Nate Kallen (10) and Finner (8) earned assists on Killins' second power play goal of the game.

Kero was removed at the end of the second period for Munson again after allowing a goal on three shots on goal in 15:04 on the ice.

Smith made 16 third-period saves as the Bulldogs hung on for the win.

Both power play units got their looks as the Huskies went 2-6 and the Bulldogs 3-5 on the man advantage.

The Huskies had a 38-18 shots on goal edge for the game.

Ferris State is looking for the home sweep on Saturday (Jan. 27) inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids at 7:07 p.m. (ET) where a sellout crowd is expected.