Freshman forward Dan Riedel (right) fired a hat trick and junior forward Matt Verdone notched two goals to power Ferris State to a 6-5 victory at Bowling Green on Monday night in the makeup of a game originally scheduled for Oct. 27 but postponed because of problems with the ice.
Riedel and Verdone, who also each had an assist in the game, both connected in the first period but the Falcons matched their goals with markers from junior forward Rich Meloche and sophomore forward Ben Geelan.
The Bulldogs outscored BGSU 3-1 in the second period with Riedel and Verdone striking again, on a power play that went four-for-eight on the night, along with junior forward Eric Vesely. Junior forward James Unger turned the red light on in the second period for the home team.
Rookie Brandon Svendsen closed the gap to 5-4 with a Falcons' goal just 37 seconds into the third frame but Riedel capped his three-goal night with a power-play marker at 4:56. Bowling Green's Jonathan Matsumoto rounded out the scoring with an extra-attacker goal with nine seconds left in regulation time.
Bowling Green, now 7-10-1 in conference play, outshot Ferris State, 5-6-4 in league action, by a 40-31 margin.
The Falcons now prepare for a home-and-home with Michigan that starts Friday in Ann Arbor while the Bulldogs get set to play host to Lake Superior State this coming Friday and Saturday.