Ferris State (0-0) at St. Lawrence (0-0)
When: 7 p.m. Today, 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Appleton Arena, Canton
Radio: WFLK-FM 95.3
SAINTS: Last year, St. Lawrence traveled out to Ferris State for two games to start the season and lost both games, 4-2 and 2-0. The Saints didn't lose much from last year and returns plenty of young talent, including last year's leading goal-scorer Greg Carey. St. Lawrence finished last season with a 13-22-5 overall record.
BULLDOGS: Ferris State had a respectable showing in the CCHA last season, finishing with an 18-16-5 overall record, 12-12-4 in conference. The Bulldogs also return their top scorer in Travis Ouellette, who accumulated 21 points on 10 goals and 11 assists in his sophomore season.
Ferris State (2010-11): 2.41 GPG, 2.21 GAA, 16.2 PP Pct., 88.6 PK Pct., 13.7 PIM/G
St. Lawrence (2010-11): 2.52, 3.10, 19.9, 85.0, 13.6
Ferris State: Travis Oullette (10 goals-11 assists-21 points), Matt Kirzinger (7-9-16), Chad Billins (5-11-16).
St. Lawrence: Greg Carey (23-17-4), Kyle Flanagan (12-23-35), George Hughes (4-17-21).
Players to Watch
Travis Oullette (Ferris State): Travis Ouellette enters his junior campaign after leading the Bulldogs with 21 points last season. He is equally skilled in passing and scoring, making him a difficult forward to defend. St. Lawrence managed to shut him down last season despite giving up six goals in two games. Ouellette had five power-play goals and two game-winners last season. He took 12 penalties for 43 minutes.
Greg Carey (St. Lawrence): Now a sophomore, Greg Carey looks to meet high expectations after leading the Saints in scoring as a freshman. In juniors, he scored more than 70 goals in his final season. He is particularly effective on the power play. Last season, he had 11 power-play goals. Carey has a lethal shot and playing next to Kyle Flanagan has only aided his ability to score when he gets open.