Buffalo State Bengals 8 Cortland Red Dragons 0
Buffalo State Sports Arena (Attendance: 293)
The Bengals had little trouble with the Red Dragons on Friday night, as Trevor McKinney and Jim Durham each netted two goals. With the victory, Buffalo State improves to 4-2-0 in SUNYAC play and is tied for second place with SUNY Plattsburgh with eight points. Buffalo State’s Steve Wicklum scored in the first two minutes of the game, which proved to be all the offense the Bengals would need. Kevin Carr made 28 saves in a shutout effort against the Red Dragons. The Bengals scored twice on the power play and also added a 4-on-4 goal while holding the Cortland power play unit scoreless in five attempts.
Plattsburgh Cardinals 6 Brockport Golden Eagles 1
Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena (Attendance: 2,178)
Plattsburgh’s Ryan Farnan netted a natural hat trick in the second period, as the Cardinals routed the Golden Eagles, 6-1, on Friday night. The Cardinals jumped on the Golden Eagles early, scoring in the first 26 seconds of the first period on Nick Jensen’s goal. Jensen added his second goal of the game 13 seconds into the third period. Troy Polino scored Brockport’s only goal of the game at 13:19 of the second period. Plattsburgh’s Mathieu Cadieux finished with 22 saves to earn the victory in 49:11. Oliver Wren made 53 saves for the Golden Eagles.
Potsdam Bears 7 Geneseo Ice Knights 3
Maxcy Hall (Attendance: 321)
After the Ice Knights scored twice in the second period to tie the game, SUNY Potsdam responded with five unanswered goals to upset Geneseo on Friday night. Potsdam’s Adam Place and Bill Tsekos each scored twice for the Bears, as they are tied for the sixth and final playoff spot in the SUNYAC standings with Cortland. The Bears scored three consecutive power-play goals in a four minute span to give Potsdam a four-goal lead midway through the second period. Potsdam finished 3-for-9 on the power play, as the Ice Knights finished with eight penalties for 27 penalty minutes. Dylan Ellis made 33 saves for the Bears.
Oswego State Lakers 4 Fredonia Blue Devils 1
Steele Hall (Attendance: 172)
The Lakers receive goal contributions from four different players and Ian Boots led the team with a goal and an assist, as Oswego State held its SUNYAC lead over Plattsburgh. Oswego State’s Andrew Mather scored the game’s first goal on the power play, which was quickly followed by a goal by Luke Moodie to give the Lakers a two-goal lead in the first half of the opening period. Mike Muhs scored Fredonia’s only goal on the power play at 10:07 of the third period. Both teams lost a player to a five-minute major hitting from behind penalty and a 10-minute game misconduct. Fredonia’s Alex Perkins received a game misconduct in the first period and Oswego State’s Tyler Leimbrock received a game misconduct in the third period.