August 22, 2005

Ferris State
So. | G | Stanwood, Mich.

MacIntyre earned CCHA All-Rookie honorable mention status despite playing in just 17 games last season.


Key Statistics: MacIntyre, who saw limited minutes behind senior Mike Brown last season, posted an unbelievable 31-3-2 record and a 1.77 goals-against average with the North American Hockey League’s Soo Kewadin Indians in 2003-04.

What He Does: MacIntyre earned CCHA All-Rookie honorable mention status despite playing in just 17 games last season – he was 5-7-1 with a 3.19 GAA and a .888 save percentage and, at times, outplayed the incumbent Brown. At 6-foot-2, he has the height of another former Soo goaltending standout – 2001 Hobey Baker Award winner Ryan Miller (though at 204 pounds, he’s about 25 percent heavier than the willowy ex-Spartan). MacIntyre’s butterfly style, which draws on squaring his body to the puck, excellent lateral movement, taking away the lower portion of the net and quick reflexes, is similar to Miller’s.

The Bigger Picture: With Brown, Ferris State’s career leader in wins and saves, no longer on the scene, MacIntyre will be counted on to display the talents that prompted San Jose to use an eighth-round selection on him in the 2004 NHL Draft for the Bulldogs to succeed. Don’t think it can’t happen – Brown became the full-time starter as a sophomore in 2002-03 and backstopped FSU to 30 wins and the school’s first CCHA regular season title and NCAA Tournament berth. He's got the physical attributes to handle the increased workload, but coach Bob Daniels says MacIntyre's conditioning, practice habits and maturity will determine whether he becomes the Bulldogs' go-to guy in goal or shares time with freshman Mitch O'Keefe

Ferris State coach Bob Daniels on MacIntyre coming into the season as the Bulldogs' No. 1 goaltender:
“He's approached it that way, but he realizes he'll be challenged for the top spot. He'll have to earn it with his play.”

— Mike Eidelbes

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