The matchup between the Ferris State Bulldogs and the Union College Dutchmen was expected to be a defensive one and it was in the first period. Bulldogs defensemen put their bodies to the test and blocked nine shots.
The Bulldogs dominated in the face off circle, winning seven face offs to the Dutchmen’s one midway through the first period but neither team had a flurry of offensive chances either.
At the end of the period, shots registered six for Ferris State and seven for Union College. The Bulldogs had 11 face off wins compared to six for the Dutchmen.