SUNYAC Roundup 12/2/11

Fredonia Blue Devils 3            Buffalo State Bengals 3           F/OT

Buffalo State Sports Arena (Attendance: 325)

Fredonia’s Bryan Ross scored the game-tying goal at 5:29 of the third period to comeback from a two-goal deficit. Buffalo State’s Clay Lewis and Jim Durham less than a minute apart in the second period to give the Bengals a two-goal lead. Fredonia’s Brad Nunn cut the deficit to one before the Bengals’ Justin Knee scored a shorthanded goal to push the lead back to two. Jared Wynia scored a power-play goal late in the second period to trail by one heading into the third period. The Bengals committed seven penalties, but Fredonia capitalized one just one of its six power play opportunities. Fredonia’s Mark Friesen was pulled after allowed the third goal of the night and was replaced by Jeff Holloway, who finished with 16 saves.

Geneseo Ice Knights 4           Morrisville State Mustangs 3

Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena (Attendance: 1,775)

Geneseo’s Rich Manley scored the game-winning goal with just 55 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Ice Knights a 4-3 win over Morrisville State College. Both teams traded power-play goals in the third period after being tied at two after two periods before Manley scored the game-winner. The Ice Knights jumped out to a two-goal lead on goals by Nick Ryan and Stefan Decosse. The Mustangs responded in the second period by scoring two unanswered goals by Jamie Nelson and Curtis Renaud. Geneseo outshot Morrisville, 34-18.

Oswego State Lakers 2         Plattsburgh Cardinals 2          F/OT

Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena (Attendance: 2,288)

Alex Jensen scored the game-tying goal was the Cardinals at 7:21 of the second period, as the Lakers and Cardinals tied for the first time since Dec. 2, 2006. Both teams traded goals over the first two periods before playing a scoreless third period and overtime period. Jon Whitelaw and Chris Ayotte scored for the Lakers and Paul Puglisi and Jensen tallied goals for the Cardinals. The two teams committed just three penalties combined and neither team scored a power-play goal. Andrew Hare recorded 35 saves for the Lakers, while Mathieu Cadieux finished with 34 saves.

Potsdam Bears 5         Cortland Red Dragons 1

Maxcy Hall (Attendance: 137)

Potsdam scored five unanswered goals after Cortland took a 1-0 lead mid way through the first period on a power-play goal by Matt McNamee. Potsdam’s Mike Arnold scored twice, including the game-winning goal at 15:15 of the second period. Arnold scored a shorthanded goal in the third period. The two teams combined for 19 penalties for 55 penalty minutes. Cortland scored the only power-play goal of the game. Potsdam went 0-for-6 with the man advantage. Brittan Kuhlman finished with 38 saves for the Red Dragons, while Dylan Ellis finished with 35 saves for the Bears.

SUNYAC Schedule 12/3/11

Morrisville State Mustangs @ Brockport Golden Eagles  7 p.m.

Cortland Red Dragons @ Plattsburgh Cardinals  7 p.m.

Oswego State Lakers @ Potsdam Bears  7 p.m.

Fredonia Blue Devils @ Elmira Soaring Eagles  7 p.m.

Geneseo Ice Knights @ Hobart Statesmen  7 p.m.

Buffalo State Bengals @ Utica Pioneers  7 p.m.

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