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Plays in NCAA Division I Full name Ferris State University Bulldogs Team colours Crimson + Gold Town Big Rapids, MI Founded 1975

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#31 Noah Giesbrecht (G) 23 1999 South Surrey, BC, CAN 6'4" 194 L
#30 Joey Henson (G) 21 2001 Troy, MI, USA - - L
#1 Logan Stein (G) 21 2001 Suwanee, GA, USA 6'2" 209 L
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Drew Cooper (D) 22 2000 Ann Arbor, MI, USA 6'1" 185 L
#6 Blake Evennou (D) 24 1998 Macomb, MI, USA 5'9" 181 R 22/23
#22 Luke Farthing (D) 23 1999 Stoutsville, OH, USA 5'10" 181 R
#20 Andrew Noel (D) 21 2001 Maynard, MA, USA 6'1" 190 L
#28 Brenden Rons (D) 24 1998 Farmington Hills, MI, USA 6'5" 225 L 22/23
#3 Ben Schultheis (D) 22 2000 Mount Juliet, TN, USA 6'3" 205 R
#2 Travis Shoudy (D) 20 2002 Marysville, MI, USA 5'10" 161 L
#5 Matt Slick (D) 23 1999 Laredo, TX, USA 6'1" 214 L 22/23
FORWARDS
#26 Jacob Badal (LW) 21 2001 Flushing, MI, USA 6'1" 201 L
#21 Jason Brancheau (F) 23 1999 Ecorse, MI, USA 5'8" 154 R 22/23
#13 Mitchel Deelstra (LW) 23 1999 Wallace, ON, CAN 6'0" 185 L
#11 Jacob Dirks (F) 23 1999 Mindoro, WI, USA 6'1" 190 R
#18 Kaleb Ergang (RW) 21 2000 Spruce Grove, AB, CAN 5'10" 165 R
#25 Zach Faremouth (F) 22 2000 Jackson, MI, USA 6'3" 212 R
#16 Caiden Gault (F) 20 2002 Oakbank, MB, CAN 6'1" 179 L
#34 Nick Grimaldi (F) 23 1999 Plymouth, MI, USA 5'7" 150 R
#27 Cade Kowalski (C/RW) 23 1999 Morden, MB, CAN 5'11" 181 R 22/23
#24 Brenden MacLaren (F) 24 1998 Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA 5'11" 198 R 22/23
#10 Bradley Marek (F) 22 2000 Big Rapids, MI, USA 6'3" 212 L
#8 Austin McCarthy (F) 23 1999 Ludington, MI, USA 6'1" 194 R
#7 Connor McGrath (C) 19 2003 LeRoy, SK, CAN 5'11" 154 L
#9 Nick Nardecchia (RW) 21 2001 Macomb, MI, USA 5'10" 174 R
#19 Stepan Pokorny (F) 22 2000 Kolin, CZE 5'11" 185 L
#15 Tyler Schleppe (F) 21 2001 Vancouver, BC, CAN 6'4" 207 R
#12 Dallas Tulik (F) 24 1998 Kalamazoo, MI, USA 5'11" 185 R 22/23
#23 Antonio Venuto (RW) 22 2000 Whitmore Lake, MI, USA 6'3" 201 L
Position: G: 3, D: 8, F: 18 | Av Age: 22.1 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 188 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 21 players
7 players
1 player
Experience Ferris State Univ.: 1 174 GP
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Robert L. Ewigleben Ice Arena Location Big Rapids, MI Capacity 2 493 Construction Year 1976
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/25/2022
11/25/2022 Confirmed Joining Kade Turner (D) Joining from Okotoks Oilers
10/10/2022
10/10/2022 Confirmed Leaving Marshall Moise (F) Leaving for Savannah Ghost Pirates
08/22/2022
08/22/2022 Confirmed Leaving Carter McPhail (G) Leaving for Miami Univ. (Ohio)
06/08/2022
06/08/2022 Confirmed Joining Joey Henson (G) Joining from Philadelphia Little Flyers
05/18/2022
05/18/2022 Confirmed Joining Jacob Badal (F) Joining from Johnstown Tomahawks
04/13/2022
04/13/2022 Confirmed Leaving Roni Salmenkangas (G) Leaving for Lindenwood Univ.
04/06/2022
04/06/2022 Confirmed Leaving Justin Michaelian (F) Leaving for Univ. of Maine
03/19/2022
03/19/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ethan Stewart (F) Leaving for Tulsa Oilers
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1993-1994 NCAA 38 14 1 23 - - 205 247 25 0.66 7 -
1994-1995 NCAA 36 12 4 20 - - 113 157 22 0.61 6 -
1995-1996 NCAA 38 13 3 22 - - 126 196 23 0.61 6 -
1996-1997 NCAA 37 11 3 23 - - 125 166 16 0.43 9 -
1997-1998 NCAA 39 15 3 21 - - 119 138 27 0.69 8 -
1998-1999 NCAA 36 14 6 16 - - 89 87 31 0.86 6 -
1999-2000 NCAA 39 21 2 16 - - 127 102 44 1.13 6 -
2000-2001 NCAA 38 13 5 20 - - 91 112 22 0.58 8 -
2001-2002 NCAA 36 15 1 20 - - 117 109 25 0.69 9 -
2002-2003 NCAA 42 31 1 10 - - 188 100 45 1.07 1 Quarterfinal loss
2003-2004 NCAA 38 15 3 20 - - 108 126 21 0.55 10 -
2004-2005 NCAA 39 13 4 22 - - 114 131 18 0.46 10 -
2005-2006 NCAA 40 17 8 15 - - 121 114 27 0.68 6 -
2006-2007 NCAA 39 14 3 22 - - 107 126 22 0.56 9 -
2007-2008 NCAA 39 18 5 16 - - 109 98 28 0.72 5 -
2008-2009 NCAA 38 12 7 19 - - 90 105 25 0.66 9 -
2009-2010 NCAA 40 21 6 13 - - 118 92 49 1.23 3 -
2010-2011 NCAA 39 18 5 16 - - 94 86 43 1.10 5 -
2011-2012 NCAA 43 26 5 12 - - 124 94 54 1.26 1 Final loss
2012-2013 NCAA 37 16 5 16 - - 96 89 43 1.16 5 -
2013-2014 NCAA 43 29 3 11 - - 138 94 42 0.98 1 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 NCAA 40 18 2 20 - - 88 99 27 0.68 6 -
2015-2016 NCAA 41 20 6 15 - - 112 109 30 0.73 4 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 NCAA 37 13 5 19 - - 95 101 42 1.14 5 -
2017-2018 NCAA 38 14 1 23 - - 87 122 34 0.89 6 -
2018-2019 NCAA 36 10 3 23 - - 90 123 24 0.67 9 -
2019-2020 NCAA 35 7 2 26 - - 70 127 17 0.49 9 -
2020-2021 NCAA 25 1 1 23 - - 55 103 3 0.12 8 -
2021-2022 NCAA 36 11 1 24 - - 90 135 28 0.78 7 Conference QF loss
2022-2023 NCAA 14 5 - 5 3 1 35 40 17 1.21 4 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Luigi Benincasa (F) 2022-2023 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 31 12 23 35 18
2. Kade Turner (D) 2022-2023 Okotoks Oilers AJHL 31 3 22 25 12
3. Zach Redmond (D) 2022-2023 EHC München DEL 24 3 15 18 2
4. Emerson Goode (F) 2022-2023 Odessa Jackalopes NAHL 22 12 4 16 22
5. Jared VanWormer (F) 2022-2023 ASC Corona Brasov Erste Liga 17 9 7 16 12
6. Corey Mackin (F) 2022-2023 HC Innsbruck ICEHL 23 7 9 16 2
7. Connor Fedorek (D) 2022-2023 Utica College NCAA III 11 0 11 11 0
8. Max Finner (D) 2022-2023 Roosevelt Univ. ACHA 11 1 9 10 30
9. Cooper Zech (D) 2022-2023 Indy Fuel ECHL 6 4 5 9 0
10. Gerry Mayhew (F) 2022-2023 Charlotte Checkers AHL 20 4 5 9 26
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Paul Lowden (F) 158 101 107 208
2. Jim Baker (F) 137 82 123 205
3. John DePourcq (F) 145 73 130 203
4. Peter Lowden (F) 158 74 125 199
5. Rod Schluter (F) 164 93 96 189
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Paul Lowden (F) 158 101 107 208
2. Chris Kunitz (F) 152 99 76 175
3. Rod Schluter (F) 164 93 96 189
4. Stephen Banonis (F) 127 83 67 150
5. Jim Baker (F) 137 82 123 205
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. John DePourcq (F) 145 73 130 203
2. Peter Lowden (F) 158 74 125 199
3. Jim Baker (F) 137 82 123 205
4. Perry Zoldak (F) 124 60 112 172
5. Jim File (D) 148 41 109 150
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Matt York (D) 133 16 78 432
2. Tim Corkery (D) 135 5 29 345
3. Brett Colborne (D) 139 22 100 292
4. Brendan Connolly (F) 147 35 81 286
5. Randy Strong (F) 136 69 152 276
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Rod Schluter (F) 164 93 96 189
2. Bill Thomas (F) 163 30 54 84
3. Paul Lowden (F) 158 101 107 208
4. Peter Lowden (F) 158 74 125 199
5. Ryan Lowney (D) 158 7 51 58
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Brian Bingel (F) 1 3 4 4.00
2. Tim Smith (F) 22 15 36 1.64
3. Neal Leonhard (F) 43 32 69 1.60
4. Jim Baker (F) 137 82 205 1.50
5. John DePourcq (F) 145 73 203 1.40
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Chris Kunitz (F) 2002-2003 NCAA 42 35 44 79 1.88 56
2. Randy Merrifield (F) 1983-1984 NCAA 41 20 53 73 1.78 14
3. Paul Lowden (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 38 32 39 71 1.87 20
4. Peter Lowden (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 37 28 40 68 1.84 25
5. John DePourcq (F) 1990-1991 NCAA 42 15 48 63 1.50 14
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Rod Taylor (F) 1990-1991 NCAA 42 41 15 56 1.33 112
2. Chris Kunitz (F) 2002-2003 NCAA 42 35 44 79 1.88 56
3. Paul Lowden (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 38 32 39 71 1.87 20
4. Paul Lowden (F) 1986-1987 NCAA 43 32 29 61 1.42 14
5. Peter Lowden (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 37 28 40 68 1.84 25
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Randy Merrifield (F) 1983-1984 NCAA 41 20 53 73 1.78 14
2. John DePourcq (F) 1990-1991 NCAA 42 15 48 63 1.50 14
3. Chris Kunitz (F) 2002-2003 NCAA 42 35 44 79 1.88 56
4. Peter Lowden (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 37 28 40 68 1.84 25
5. Murray Winnicki (F) 1985-1986 NCAA 38 19 40 59 1.55 60
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matt York (D) 2004-2005 NCAA 36 2 17 19 0.53 137
2. Dave Karpa (D) 1991-1992 NCAA 34 7 12 19 0.56 124
3. Marty Pavelich (D) 1978-1979 NCAA II - - - - - 124
4. Tim Corkery (D) 1986-1987 NCAA 40 3 7 10 0.25 120
5. Matt York (D) 2002-2003 NCAA 36 6 15 21 0.58 119
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 188 lbs 22.10
2021-2022 6'0" 188 lbs 22.93
2020-2021 6'0" 185 lbs 22.31
2019-2020 6'0" 185 lbs 22.63
2018-2019 6'0" 182 lbs 22.64
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