BIG RAPIDS, MICH. – Ferris State scored three times on the powerplay to defeat Alaska Anchorage 4-0 in the WCHA opener for both schools Friday.
The Bulldogs finished the contest 3-for-6 on the man-advantage while the Seawolves were 0-for-4. FSU led 30-27 in shots.
"Special team play was our achilles heel tonight and unfortunately was the deciding factor of the game," said head coach Matt Curley. "However, we had vast stretches 5-on-5 where we played really well and showed that we can dictate play. Hopefully we can clean up our penalty issues and see if we can generate a little more offense to give us a chance to steal one tomorrow."
Hunter Wendt scored on the rebound to put the Bulldogs on the board with his power-play goal at 11:34 of the first.
Nate Kellen fired a shot from the blueline that was redirected out of the air by Jasen Femsier at 7:22 of the second period.
Ryker Killins sent a pass across the face of the goal to Craig Pefley who beat Kris Carlson with a high wrist shot at 12:42 of the third period.
Liam McDougall scored the lone even-strength goal for Ferris State at 14:31 of the third period.
Kris Carlson made 26 saves in his first career start for the Seawolves.
Alaska Anchorage (1-2-0, 0-1-0) and Ferris State (2-3-0, 1-0-0) will close out the series Saturday.