Loggins Goal Lifts Northern Michigan To 3-2 Win At Ferris State
Junior forward Troy Loggins scores game-winning goal for Wildcats

Junior forward Troy Loggins scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 15:21  NMU1-0 EV Adam Roeder (1)Darien Craighead/2, Robbie Payne/1
2nd 4:14  FSU1-1 PP Mitch Maloney (2)Andrew Dorantes/2, Corey Mackin/2
2nd 13:19  NMU2-1 EV Robbie Payne (5)Joseph Nardi/2
2nd 19:25  FSU2-2 PP Ryker Killins (1)Lucas Finner/3, Corey Mackin/3
3rd 7:18  NMU3-2 EV GW Troy Loggins (1)Adam Rockwood/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northern Michigan  1113
Ferris State  0202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northern Michigan  79420
Ferris State  13151442
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northern Michigan (2-1-0)  0/1 5/10 0
Ferris State (1-2-0)  2/4 2/4 0
Northern Michigan Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Atte Tolvanen (W, 2-1-0)60:002 13131440
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Darren Smith (L, 1-1-0)58:063 68317
Empty Net1:540     

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell by the final score of 3-2 to the Northern Michigan Wildcats in their home Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) series' opener on Friday (Oct. 13) night inside the Ewigleben Ice Arena.

Junior forward Corey Mackin earned two assists to lead Ferris State on the night while senior forward Mitch Maloney netted his second goal in as many games.

NMU opened the scoring at 15:21 of the opening period when Adam Roeder scored from Darien Craighead and Robbie Payne for an early 1-0 Wildcat lead.

Ferris State returned fire at 4:14 of the second period on the power play as Maloney took a shot that Wildcat goaltender Atte Tolvanen made an initial save on. The shot hit the glass after Tolvanen made the stop, popped up in the air, hit Tolvanen in the back and fell in for a 1-1 score. Mackin and senior forward Drew Dorantes both earned assists on Maloney's goal.

Northern Michigan's Robbie Payne gave the Wildcats a 2-1 lead at 13:19 of the second period from Joseph Nardi on a wide open chance in front.

Junior defenseman Ryker Killins evened the game for Ferris State on the power play with a step-back move before ripping a low shot past Tolvanen for a 2-2 score at 19:25 of the second period. Mackin and freshman forward Lucas Finner each earned an assist on the goal.

The Wildcats got the winning goal at 7:18 of the third on a two-on-one break that Troy Loggins shot past Ferris State junior goaltender Darren Smith for a 3-2 lead.

For the game, Ferris State outshot Northern Michigan 42-20. The Bulldogs were 2-of-4 on the power play, while the Wildcats went 0-of-1.

Ferris State's Smith fell to 1-1-0 in net and made 17 stops while Tolvanen improved to 2-1-0 on the strength of 40 saves.

The Bulldogs and Wildcats finish the series on Saturday (Oct. 14) night at Ewigleben Ice Arena with the puck set to drop at 7:07 p.m. (ET).

Tickets for Saturday night's series' finale, which represents the Bulldogs' last home game for nearly a month, are on sale and can be purchased thru the FSU Athletics Ticket Office or online at StarTickets.com. Please call (231) 591-2888 for more information or visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com.