Jason Hill (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) led Buffalo State's offensive attack with two goals and two assists. D'Arcy Thomas (Gatineau, PQ/Philemon Wright) added two goals and an assist. Cody Cole (St. Catharines, ON/Denis Morris) and Joe Curry (Indian River, ON/Norwood) each had a goal and an assist. Paul Michael Rivest (Whitby, ON/Henry Street) and Michael DeMarco (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) chipped in two assists apiece.
Fredonia took its second lead of the game at 2-1 early in the second period, but Buffalo State answered just 1:15 later to even the score. The Bengals would never trail again, scoring three more second-period goals to take a 5-3 advantage into the final frame. After the Blue Devils cut the lead to one 3:52 into the period, Buffalo State added another insurance marker before the halfway point of the period.
Buffalo State outshot Fredonia, 26-25. Sean Sheehan (Mt. Laurel, NY/Lenape) made 21 saves for the Bengals. Fredonia was 3 for 9 on the power play, while Buffalo State was 2 for 6 with the man-advantage.
Buffalo State will host No. 5 Fredonia on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 for the public, $2 for Buffalo State students and $3 for other students.