Qucik Intro: Ferris State Hockey
Located in Big Rapids, Michigan, the Ferris State Hockey program is an NCAA Division I program that plays in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The head coach of the Ferris State hockey team is Bob Daniels, who has spent 17 years at the helm. Drew Famulak and Mark Kaufman serve as assistant coaches on Daniels' staff. The Bulldogs play in Robert L. Ewigleben Ice Arena.
Ferris State went 12-19-7 during the 2008-2009 season and lost to Nebraska-Omaha, 2-0, in the first round of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association postseason tournament. This season, the Bulldogs improved to 21-13-6 and reached the semifinals of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association postseason tournament before falling to Miami University of Ohio, 2-1, according to the Ferris State athletics website.
The team has reached the NCAA tournament just once in the history of the program, doing so in the 2002-2003 season after winning the Central Collegiate Hockey Association championship. That same season saw Coach Bob Daniels awarded the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's Coach of the Year award. Daniels is also the all-time winningest coach in Ferris State hockey history.
The 2009-2010 season was a positive one for the Ferris State Bulldogs. After the Bulldogs finished a respectable 21-win campaign that saw them ranked nationally, they saw three players sign professional contracts. Forward Blair Riley joins right win Cody Chupp and defensemen Matt Case as members of the 2009-2010 Ferris State Bulldogs to land American Hockey League contracts. Riley signed with the Springfield Falcons, Chupp joins the Texas Stars and Case will be with the Norfolk Admirals.