Chad Billins is second behind Jordie Johnston for the team lead in overall scoring with 29 points. (Photo: Ferris State University)
The school, located in Big Rapids, Mich., saw its hockey team rise to the top spot in the NCAA rankings last week, and currently is third, behind Boston College and Minnesota-Duluth.
Add being a pretty good bet for only its second NCAA Tournament invitation since 2003 -- when the hockey team's most-recognized alum, Chris Kunitz, helped lead the Bulldogs to a second-round exit against Minnesota after taking down North Dakota -- and it all adds up to an exciting month ahead for 20-year coach Bob Daniels and his no-name roster, which features no NHL draftees and a load of players committed to staying all four years.
"I've been checking them up every weekend," Kunitz told NHL.com, "and they've got some great goaltending, good seniors, and things like that."