Tulsa Oilers sign hockey player Ferris

BIG RAPIDS — The Tulsa Oilers announced the signing of senior Bulldogs captain Ethan Stewart to an ECHL contract last weekend. Stewart recently capped off his Bulldog career last winter.

Stewart battled injuries in his first two seasons but played 76 games for the Bulldogs over the past four seasons with 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points as a Bulldog. Of his points, 27 have come in his last 55 games with the Bulldogs, including all 11 goals.

The Springfield, Ill., native finished the 2021-22 season tied for fifth in team scoring with 13 points (5-8-13) in 30 games. He shot 48 on goal and scored a pair of power-play goals, which was the team’s second.

The Tulsa Oilers are currently fifth in the ECHL Mountain Division and just a thousandth of a point behind the fourth-placed Allen Americans in scoring percentage in 60 games.

Stewart made his professional debut over the weekend and wears the No. 55 Oilers jersey. He dressed up in a game and was looking to help Tulsa win against Detroit Red Wings affiliate Toledo Walleye. Former Bulldog Ryan Lowney currently plays for the Walleye.


The Ferris State University Men’s and Women’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home games scheduled for Friday against Michigan Tech have been adjusted.
The Bulldogs and Huskies will face off in a league doubleheader and the start times for both games have been moved forward two hours.

The women’s game will now begin at 11 a.m. ET inside the Racquet and Fitness Center with the men’s game scheduled to follow around 3 p.m.

The time change was made based on recovery time due to the fact that MTU is now scheduled to play Grand Valley State again on Saturday morning and the Bulldogs will host Lake Superior State on Saturday. Games against LSSU on Saturday for the Bulldogs are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET for the women and 2 p.m. ET for the men.

Admission to the Bulldog Home Tennis Competitions at the Racquet and Fitness Center is free.

Catherine J. Martinez