The Spartan hockey team ended the weekend with another split. This time against two different teams. It was the Ferris State University Bulldogs that got the best of Michigan State on a Thursday night game in Big Rapids. The Spartan icers started slowly, trailing 2-0 before netting a late goal in the third period to make it a 2-1 game. That was all the scoring for MSU in a 2-1 final.
Saturday's crowd at Joe Louis Arena saw arguably Michigan State's best game of the season. They battled a good U of M team and beat them 2-1. Joe Shean scored the go-ahead goal and Will Yanakeff stopped a late penalty shot to secure the victory.
Michigan State will head to Columbus next weekend to take on Ohio State University. Once again, MSU will be looking to move up the CCHA standings with a big weekend. Could they get their first road sweep of the season? They have a tough task at hand, but the Spartans have been arguably the most improved team since the Christmas break. Will Yanakeff must play solid in goal as he has been and it's time for a big game from Derek Grant. Don't be surprised if he puts a couple in the back of the net this weekend!