SUNYAC Roundup 11/26/11

#14 Neumann Knights 10          Cortland Red Dragons 5

Alumni Arena (Attendance: 86)

Neumann’s Brent Tamane netted a hat trick and Marion Gardner scored twice for the Knights, sweeping a two-game series with SUNY Cortland. The Knights scored five goals on their first 11 shots of the first period, chasing Cortland’s starting goalie Jeff Molner after just 9:23 in net. The two teams combined for 18 penalties for 55 minutes. Neumann recorded three power-play goals while the Red Dragons were held without a goal with the man advantage. The Red Dragons did score shorthanded and while playing 4-on-4 hockey. Joey Christiano scored twice for the Red Dragons. Matt Tendler finished with 15 saves for the Knights.

#6 Plattsburgh Cardinals 0         #11 Middlebury Panthers 0    F/OT

Kenyon Arena (Attendance: 1,325)

In a match up of two ranked opponents, neither the Cardinals nor the Panthers could muster a goal in the consolation game of the Primelink Tournament. Both teams were looking to bounce back following losses on Friday, but neither team could find the back of the net. Josh Leis finished with 26 saves for Plattsburgh and Nick BonDurant recorded 19 saves for Middlebury. The Cardinals had six power play opportunities, but were unable to capitalize, as they were held to no more than eight shots in one particular period. The Panthers had just two power play chances.

Brockport Golden Eagles 5       Hamilton Continentals 5       F/OT

Saratoga Springs Ice Rink (Attendance: 175)

Special teams goals were on display Saturday night in Skidmore, as the two teams combined for three power-play goals, two shorthanded goals and one goal playing 4-on-4. In a game that featured four ties and three lead changes, Brockport was able to send the game into overtime with 1:10 remaining while shorthanded, but with the extra attacker. Adam Shoff scored his second goal of the night to force the extra period, where neither team was able to record the game winner in the first round of the Skidmore Invitational. Anthony Scarpino scored both goals for the Continentals in the third period. Joe Reagan finished with 28 saves for the Golden Eagles, while Cam Gibbar recorded 26 saves for Hamilton. The Continentals advanced to the championship game in a shootout.

Morrisville State Mustangs 4        Tufts Jumbos 2

Spartan Arena (Attendance: 125)

Tufts’ Kyle Gallegos nearly brought the Jumbos back from a three-goal deficit himself, scoring both goals in the third period to cut the deficit to one with 48 seconds remaining. But Morrisville’s Patrick Stillar netted an empty-net goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Mustangs a victory in the opening round of the Rutland Invitational. Morrisville jumped out to a 3-0 lead on power play goals by Ryan Marcuz and Stillar, and Eric Geertz added a 4-on-4 goal. Colin Breen finished with 23 saves for the Mustangs.

Buffalo State Bengals 3      St. Thomas Tommies 2

Arrington Ice Arena (Attendance: 122)

Buffalo State’s Trevor McKinney scored the game-winning goal at 9:47 of the third period on the power play to give the Bengals a 3-2 victory over St. Thomas in the opening round of the Adrian Tournament. Both teams traded goals in each of the first two periods, but it was McKinney’s goal that was the difference maker for the Bengals. McKinney’s power-play goal was the only power play attempt Buffalo State had all game. The Tommies’ Pat Mahoney tied the game at two heading into the third period with a goal at 17:42. Jim Durham scored a shorthanded goal for the Bengals at 7:26 of the first period to tie the game at one. Ryan Malinowski finished with 29 saves for Buffalo State.

SUNYAC Schedule 11/27/11

Brockport Golden Eagles vs. Nichols Bison 1 p.m.     Skidmore Invitational Consolation Game

Morrisville State Mustangs @ Castleton Spartans 3 p.m.     Rutland Invitational Championship Game

Buffalo State Bengals vs. Wisconsin Eau-Claire Blugolds  4:30 p.m.  Adrian Tournament Championship Game

Mike Kraft

Managing Editor of The Oswegonian Executive Editor of The PlayMaker & The Oswego State Men's Ice Hockey Guide Men's Ice Hockey Beat Writer 2009-Current