2006-07 Ferris State Hockey Team MVP Skating For Idaho Steelheads

Another Ferris State University men's ice hockey alumnus, Mark Bomersback is making fans and opponents in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) take notice this season as a member of the defending 2007 Kelly Cup Champion Idaho Steelheads.

Bomersback, who wrapped up his four-year (2003-07) Bulldog career last season, has recorded 11 points on eight goals and three assists in 10 games for Idaho to date for the 2007-08 campaign. He has tallied four power-play goals and a short-handed tally in helping the Steelheads register a current 3-2-5 overall record under head coach Derek Laxdal.

As a member of the Steeleads, Bomersback is reunited with former Bulldog teammate Greg Rallo as the pair are currently linemates on a forward line. Rallo, who skated for the Bulldogs from 2002-06, was a member of Ferris State's 2002-03 Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Regular-Season Championship team which compiled a school single-season best 31-10-1 overall record and made the program's first-ever NCAA Division I Championship Tournament appearance. Rallo presently owns the distinction of being the Steelheads' scoring leader with 13 points on three goals and 10 assists in 10 2007-08 contests. Rallo played an integral role as did former Bulldog Derek Nesbitt (2001-05) in helping Idaho capture the 2007 Kelly Cup Championship, which is awarded annually to the ECHL Playoff champion.

Mark Bomersback

Bomersbacl and Rallo both began this 2007-08 season with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Iowa Stars in the organization's training camp.

Bomersback registered a team fifth-place 16 points with nine goals and seven assists in 20 contests at Ferris State for the 2006-07 season despite being sidelined 19 outings after suffering an injury in the Bulldogs' season opener versus Union (10/6). The former Bulldog 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's most productive season at Ferris State was his junior campaign in 2005-06 when he finished second in team scoring with a career single-season high 32 points on 16 goals and assists apiece in 40 outings. His 16 lamplighters represented the second most on the squad while his 16 helpers was fourth highest among the team's leaders.

The Rochester, Alberta product concluded his four-year collegiate career with 89 points on 40 goals and 49 assists in 136 outings. The forward currently ranks 36th in career points, tied for 32nd in assists, and is tied for 44th in assists among Ferris State's all-time leaders.

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