By Tom Morelli/Ferris State Beat Writer
Ferris State lost a 3-2 exhibition to the Ontario Institute of Technology on Saturday night, despite outshooting their opponent, 53-24.
Sophomore forward Travis Oullette put the Bulldogs ahead at 5:40 in the first period by banging in a rebound while on the man-advantage. Seniors Nate Hennig and Zach Redmond both earned helpers on the play.
The Ridgebacks evened-up the score with 2:34 left in the second period, as Josh Vatri snuck the puck past junior goaltender Taylor Nelson.
In the third period, momentum would quickly swing back and forth between the two teams. Ontario Tech took control of the game with a marker by Tony Rizzi just four minutes into the third, but the Bulldogs would answer back shortly thereafter with a lamplighter by freshman Garrett Thompson.
28 seconds later, the Ridgebacks would regain the lead on a game-winning goal by Brendan Wise.
Ferris State netminders Pat Nagle and Nelson combined for 21 saves, while Tech's Jeff Dawson finished with 51 stops.
The Bulldogs officially begin the 2010-2011 season on Oct. 7-8, when they travel to Alabama-Huntsville for a weekend series.