SUNYAC Roundup 12/9/11

Cortland Red Dragons 4          New England College Pilgrims 3

Lee Clement Arena (Attendance: 123)

Cortland’s Adam Bevilacqua gave the Red Dragons a 4-2 lead shorthanded with 2:43 remaining in regulation and held on for a 4-3 non-conference victory. New England College’s Ben Souders scored the first goal of the game shorthanded, but the Red Dragons responded with three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead mid way though the second period. The Pilgrims cut the deficit to one at the end of the second period on a goal by Aki Uola at 16:07 of the frame. With 1:29 remaining in regulation, the Pilgrims’ Jacob Andersson pulled New England College to within one on the power play. But Cortland goaltender Jeff Molner held off the Pilgrims, finishing with 37 shots. Cortland was outshot, 40-20, in the game.

#15 Neumann Knights 5          Morrisville State College Mustangs 0

Ice Works Skating Complex (Attendance: 94)

Both Cory Park and Marion Gardner each had a goal and an assist for 15th-ranked Neumann University, as the Knights recorded their first shutout of the season. Park started the scoring at 11:05 of the first period and Andrew Love gave the Knights a two-goal lead at 15:30 of the frame. Neumann recorded two more goals in the second period and added a fifth goal in the third period. The Neumann defense limited the Morrisville offense to seven shots in each of the first two periods. The Mustangs recorded 16 saves, but Neumann goaltender Ross MacKinnon kept Morrisville off the scoreboard, recording 30 saves.

#1 Norwich Cadets 4         #7 Plattsburgh Cardinals 4

Kreitzberg Arena (Attendance: 1,710)

The seventh-ranked Cardinals held a 4-2 lead after the second period, but allowed the top-ranked Cadets to score twice in the third period, including Chris Duszynski’s game-tying goal at 11:42 of the third period. Norwich and Plattsburgh traded goals in the first period and were tied 2-2 after the first period intermission. Plattsburgh took a two-goal lead after the second period on two goals by Jared Docking. Colin Mulvey pulled the Cadets to within one at 7:11 of the third period before Duszynski’s goal to tie the game. Plattsburgh goaltender Mathieu Cadieux finished with 20 saves, while Norwich goaltender Parker Carroll finished with 17 saves.

Brockport Golden Eagles 4        #6  Elmira Soaring Eagles 3       F/OT

Tuttle North Ice Arena (Attendance: 1,200)

Ian Finnerty scored the game-winning goal 58 seconds into overtime, as the Golden Eagles stunned sixth-ranked Elmira. Brockport’s James Cody tied the game at three with the extra attacker with just seven seconds remaining in regulation. Tied at one after the second period, the Golden Eagles and Soaring Eagles traded goals throughout the third period. The two teams combined for 18 penalties and 47 penalty minutes. The Golden Eagles had 10 power play opportunities, only capitalizing on one. The Golden Eagles had both shots on goal in the overtime period.

Fredonia Blue Devils 3          Johnson & Wales Wildcats 1

Steele Hall (Attendance: 223)

Alex Perkins recorded a natural hat trick for the Blue Devils, scoring once in the first period and twice in the second period to give Fredonia a three goal lead. Justin Decowski scored the lone goal for Johnson & Wales shorthanded at 14:09 of the third period. Fredonia committed 11 penalties for 30 penalty minutes, but the Wildcats  were unable to capitalize on any of their nine power play attempts. Mark Friesen recorded 32 saves for the Blue Devils, while Matt Cooper recorded 29 saves for Johnson & Wales.

#10 Utica Pioneers 1         Potsdam Bears 0

Utica Memorial Auditorium (Attendance: 2,357)

Evan Chlanda scored the game-winning goal for the Pioneers at 2:05 of the second period and goaltender Nick Therrien recorded 30 saves. Utica outshot the Bears, 43-30, including 34-13 in the first two periods. Neither team recorded a power-play goal, as the Pioneers went 0-for-5 and the Bears went 0-for-4. Potsdam goaltender Kevin McFarland recorded 42 saves for Potsdam.

Geneseo Ice Knights 7           Salve Regina Seahawks 4

Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena (Attendance: 1,665)

Geneseo jumped out to a four-goal lead before the Seahawks tied the game with four unanswered goals to end the second period. The Ice Knights regrouped and scored three goals in the third period to pull away from Salve Regina. The Ice Knights received goals from seven different players. The Seahawks pulled starting goaltender J.C. Turgeon after allowing Geneseo’s fourth goal during the second period. Salve Regina scored all four goals in the second period on the power play, including two goals with a two-man advantage. The Seahawks finished 4-for-9 on the power play. Bryan Haude finished with 23 saves for Geneseo.

SUNYAC Schedule 12/10/11

Geneseo Ice Knights @ #6 Elmira Soaring Eagles    7 p.m.

Johnson & Wales Wildcats @ Fredonia Blue Devils     7 p.m.

Cortland Red Dragons @ New England College Pilgrims     7 p.m.

Morrisville State Mustangs @ #15 Neumann University     7 p.m.

Hobart Statesmen @ #2 Oswego State Lakers    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