Dingeldey bolsters Ferris line

HOUGHTON – L’Anse’s Cody Dingeldey is set to complete his sophomore season on the offensive line at Ferris State today.

Dingeldey has participated in all of the Bulldogs’ nine games so far this season. He was listed as the starter at center in Ferris’s win over Wayne State two weeks ago.

Ferris (7-2) is ranked No. 10 in Super Region 2 ahead of today’s home finale with Northern Michigan.

The top six teams make the NCAA playoffs.

In the Division III football ranks, Travis Ambuehl of Lake Linden-Hubbell has an interception and a fumble recovery while playing cornerback for College of St. Scholastica.

The interception came in a Nov. 2 home game with Minnesota-Morris, while he fell on a fumble in the Saints’ Oct. 19 game with Martin Luther.

He has also assisted on three tackles and played special teams.

The Saints (9-1) clinched a bid to the NCAA Playoffs by winning the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. The tournament begins Nov. 23.

Tim Dunstan of Dollar Bay helped CSS win the UMAC cross country meet Nov. 2 in New Brighton, Minn. He finished 22nd over the 8-kilometer course in 29:20. The Saints, winners of five UMAC titles in a row, scored 28 points, well ahead of second-place-tied Martin Luther and Minnesota-Morris.

He ran to a personal best in the Brooks-Oshkosh Invitational Oct. 19 in Winneconne, Wis., completing the 8-kilometer course in 28:30. He finished 390th of 566 runners and sixth on his Saints team.

The regional championship meet is today in Morris, Minn.

On the ice, Allie Patrick of Calumet is suiting up on defense for the St. Norbert College women’s hockey team.

She recorded the first point of her collegiate career Nov. 9 in a 4-3 win over Lake Forest, assisting on a second-period goal.

Patrick has played in three of SNC’s first five games. The Green Knights, 3-1-1, host St. Scholastica tonight.

Calumet alum Ben Storm earned the first point of his collegiate career for St. Cloud State on Nov. 1 in a 3-2 win over North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, assisting on a third-period goal from Kalle Kossila that gave the Huskies a lead they would not relinquish.

Storm also took his first collegiate penalty in the game.

He had three shots in SCSU’s 10-0 rout of Alabama-Huntsville Friday and has dressed in eight of the Huskies’ nine games so far.

Speaking of Calumet defensemen, Jesse Junttila, playing for the North American Hockey League Janesville (Wis.) Jets, upped his assist total to two so far this season with a helper Nov. 2 in a loss to the Minnesota Magicians.

Janesville is struggling to a 7-11-1 record thus far in the NAHL North Division.

Two places above them are the Springfield (Mo.) Jr. Blues, for which Brendan Jacques of Calumet now has two goals and four assists in 18 games.

Jacques’ last point came in a 3-2 loss to Michigan Nov. 2.

Trevor Givens of Hancock has nine goals and five assists in 20 games for the Marquette Royales of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League.

The Royales have won 18 straight games and lead the league at 21-2-0.

Devin Kero of Hancock was the first star of the Merritt Centennials’ 1-0 British Columbia Hockey League win over Vernon Oct. 30, making 35 saves, stopping two breakaways, one in the first minute of the game.

Kero continues to post excellent numbers in the BCHL, with a goals-against average of 2.44 in 16 games played and a save percentage of .921. He is 7-8-1 for Merritt, which is tied for first in the Interior Division with a 14-9-1 record.

Ben Johnson of Calumet is up to eight goals and six assists for the Ontario Hockey League Windsor Spitfires. He scored in three straight games in October, then followed it up with a pair of assists Oct. 27 at Owen Sound.

He has missed several games in November with a knee injury, including some of a Spitfire hot streak in which they won seven in a row and eight of nine, including a 6-0 rout of Mississauga Thursday. He is expected to return to the lineup next weekend.

The Spits, at 12-7-0, are at Peterborough tonight.

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