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MARK BOMERSBACK NAMED FERRIS STATE HOCKEY'S MVP

Evan Case Picks Up Two Awards At Annual Team Banquet

Mark Bomersback
Mark Bomersback was named Ferris State's Most Valuable Player for the 2006-07 season.
Senior center-left wing Mark Bomersback (Rochester, Alberta) was selected as the 2006-07 Ferris State University men's ice hockey team's Most Valuable Player at the program's annual post-season awards banquet held April 14 at the Falcon Head Golf Club in Big Rapids, Mich. The banquet was sponsored by the FSU Blue Line Club.

Bomersback registered a team fifth-place 16 points with nine goals and seven assists in 20 contests this season despite being sidelined 19 outings after suffering an injury in the Bulldogs' season opener versus Union (Oct. 6). The assistant captain also totaled four multiple-point games, which included a team-high tying two multi-goal contests, to go along with a plus one efficiency rating. Bomersback concluded his four-year Ferris career with 89 points on 40 goals and 49 assists in 136 outings. The 5-10, 191-pound forward ranks 36th in career points, tied for 32nd in assists, and is tied for 44th in assists among Ferris State's all-time leaders.

The Lloyd Earl Trophy as the team's leading scorer was presented to senior right wing Zac Pearson (White Lake), who compiled a career-high 30 points with nine goals and 21 assists in 37 games this campaign. Pearson notched at least a point in 19 of those encounters and paced the Bulldogs with eight multi-point contests.

Junior defenseman Adam Welch (Hastings, Minn.) and freshman defenseman Matt Case (Plymouth, Minn.) were co-winners of the Blue Line Competitive Award. Welch, who was a co-recipient of the award in 2005-06, generated eight points with two goals and six assists in 39 games. The two-time (2005-06 and 2006-07) team captain notched two assists in the 2006-07 season finale at Lake Superior State (March 4) for his lone multiple-point outing. Case finished tied for fourth place among FSU's top-scoring defensemen with 10 points on four goals and six assists in 29 appearances. His four multi-point game outings tied for fifth highest on the squad while his two game-winning lamplighters tied for top team honors. Case was recognized as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's (CCHA) Rookie of the Week this season (Feb. 5).

Freshman center Cody Chupp (Big Rapids) received the Rookie of the Year Award following his 23 points this campaign which was tops among all Bulldog rookies and the third-highest points totals on the team. Chupp racked up eight goals and had 15 assists while posting a plus five efficiency rating in 37 games. He led Ferris in three-point games (three) and shared top team honors in game-winning goals (two). Chupp generated five multiple-point games to tie for second best while his 11 first assists represented the second most among the squad's leaders. He garnered at least one point in 15 encounters.

Evan Case
Sophomore Evan Case was bestowed with both the Steve Banonis Most Improved Player Award and the Plus/Minus Award.

Sophomore defenseman Evan Case (Grosse Pointe Woods) picked up two awards -- the Steve Banonis Most Improved Player Award and the Plus/Minus Award. Case posted four points with one goal and three helpers in 28 appearances this season after being unable to record a point in four 2005-06 contests. Case, who earned a point in four seperate outings this season, turned in a team-best plus 12 efficiency rating.

For the third consecutive season, senior left wing Eric Vesely (Woodstock, Ill.) received the Scholar-Athlete Award for his performance both in the classroom and on the ice. A surveying engineering major, Vesely was tabbed as Ferris' 2006-07 CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a nominee for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Vesely is a three-time (2004-05, 2005-06, and 2006-07) recipient of the FSU President's Award for having the team's highest grade point average. Vesely netted 10 points with eight goals and two assists in 39 outings this season and tallied two multiple-point games. The forward wrapped up his career with 35 points on 21 goals and 14 helpers in 122 contests.

Rachel Schumann was honored with the FSU Blue Line Club Recognition Award for her contributions to the Bulldog hockey program. Schumann completed her 26th year this season as Ferris State hockey's national anthem singer.

Ferris State finished the 2006-07 season with a 14-22-3 overall record, which included a ninth-place 10-16-2 CCHA mark (22 league points) under 15th-year head coach Bob Daniels. The Bulldogs also honored their six seniors -- Mark Bomersback, Zac Pearson, defenseman Jeremy Scherlinck (Grosse Pointe), defenseman Joe Van Culin (Monticello, Minn.), left wing Matt Verdone (Summerstown, Ontario), and Eric Vesely.



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