Third period notes:
Goal Ferris Empty netter.
Goal SLU Flanagan scores off a rebound from a Greg Carey shot.
Ferris goal On the breakaway its Kyle Bonis
Ferris gives it right back.
Wick picks up a slash.
Two great chances for SLU here with 8 minutes to play, but Nelson is playing well late.
Saints fail to score on the PP.
A near fight almost breaks out. Martin's helmet ripped off. Ferris sends two to the box, Martin goes for SLU.
Carey had one great chance in the slot, but Nelson made a nice save.
Goal Ferris State Travis Ouellette on the PP.
Another penalty coming on the Saints. This time it's Logue to the box.
Martin on a breakaway had a great look. He has great speed.
Second period impressions:
Carden picked up his third penalty of the game right at the end of the period. It was a much different 20 minutes for the Saints. Five — count them — Five penalties in the period. It's been pretty wild for the last bit here. The Saints need to settle down in the third.
Second period notes:
Ferris State has had four power plays so far this period.
This game is starting to get ugly. And it's the Saints getting another penalty.
Goal Ferris State TJ Schlueter
Hurlbut wants a retaliation penalty for a Ferris player throwing Carden to the ice. Probably not going to get it.
Carden runs into the goalie who came out to play the puck and now Carden to the box.
Baker to the box
Goal Jordan Dewey
Internet's been down. No scoring still. SLU still getting decent zone time, but either aren't getting good looks at shots or missing badly when they do.
First period impressions:
This has been a fairly evenly matched game so far. There has been a ton of speed and I like what I see from the freshmen. That top line with Carey and Flanagan and Drewiske has been great with the passing, but, like I said below, the Saints just haven't put a lot of great shots on net tonight.
In the second period, I expect the energy to keep up and for the Saints to make more of an effort to throw shots on net instead of toward net.
First period notes:
That top line does look great. Unfortunately the puck hasn't quite stayed on the tape.
Weninger continues to do a nice job in net for the Saints.
Saints aren't getting a ton of shots on goal — no rebound opportunities when you're chasing it off the end boards.
Really impressed with that freshmen line of Martin/Doherty/Thompson in what little time they've been on the ice. Lots of speed and physical play.
Carey and Flanagan showing some great passing.
Weninger with a couple more nice shots as Ferris State looks energized during the 4-on-4.
Ferris State gives it right back on tripping.
Weninger with his first nice save tonight.
Ferris state goes on PP.
Pretty frenetic pace off the bat and the Saints are definitely getting more zone time.
Carey showing some stick skills getting through the D, but Nelson makes a great save. Lot of speed on this team.
Hughes hits the left post.
The Carden/Essery/Wick line looks great.
Carey fires away a shot that FS got a stick on.
There seems to be an equipment issue right off the bat. Weninger doesn't have a helmet that fits properly, so they're working on tightening it, I guess.
Here we go.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. tonight between Ferris State and St. Lawrence. Here are tonight's lines:
Eric Alexander/Travis Ouelette/TJ Schlueter
Kyle Bonis/Jordie Johnston/Matthew Kirzinger
Justin Buzzeo/Nate Milam/Aaron Schmit
Tommy Hill/Cory Kane/Garrett Thompson
Chad Billins/Scott Czarnowczan
Brett Wysopal/Derek Graham
Michael Trebish/Jason Binkley
Goalie: Taylor Nelson
Jacob Drewiske/Kyle Flanagan/Greg Carey
Kyle Essery/Rick Carden/Jeremy Wick
Sean Logue/Mark Armstrong/Nic Vangog
Chris Martin/Patrick Doherty/Tommy Thompson
George Hughes/Pat Raley
Nelson Armstrong/Jordan Dewey
Peter Child/Justin Baker
Goalie: Matt Weninger
Referees: Justin Prusak, Chris Ciamaga
Lines: Tory Carissimo, Andy Petrus