New England College Pilgrims 4 Cortland Red Dragons 3
Lee Clement Arena (Attendance: 120)
Tied at one after the first period, New England College struck for three goals in the second period and held on late to defeat visiting Cortland on Saturday night. New England College’s Ben Souders scored twice and recorded an assist for a three-point night. Cortland’s A.J. Moyer cut the deficit to one, but the Pilgrims’ Ed Dwyer pushed the lead back to two after the second period. Ryan Markell scored with 4:04 remaining in the third period for the Red Dragons, but Cortland could not find the equalizer, as Matt Mule made 26 saves for the Pilgrims. New England College outshot Cortland, 46-29.
Geneseo Ice Knights 4 #6 Elmira Soaring Eagles
Murray Athletic Center (Attendance: 1,153)
Elmira’s Josh Burnell scored just 16 seconds into the first period to give the Soaring Eagles the early lead, but Geneseo responded with four unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead after the second period. Rich Manley scored twice for the Ice Knights and Zachary Vit and Clint Olsen each added power-play goals. Corbin Rosmarin finished with three assists. Burnell scored his second goal of the game on the power play, but the Soaring Eagles came no closer, losing their second consecutive game. Geneseo’s Adrian Rubeniuk finished with 33 saves.
#2 Oswego State Lakers 2 Hobart Statesmen 1
Campus Center Ice Arena (Attendance: 2,386)
Junior defenseman Jesse McConney scored the game-winning goal with 6:10 remaining in the third period to give the Lakers a 2-1 victory over Hobart on Saturday night. McConney scored his fifth goal of the season, which leads all defensemen on the team. Chris Brown gave the Lakers a one-goal lead at 6:34 of the second period before Hobart’s Ryan Corcoran tied the game at 7:25 of the third period. The Laker defense limited the Statesmen to just eight shots over the first two periods. Andrew Hare finished with 19 saves for the Lakers.
Fredonia Blue Devils 5 Johnson & Wales Wildcats 2
Steele Hall (Attendance: 211)
Will McLaughlin scored twice and Chris Jung recorded three assists, as the Blue Devils scored the first two goals of the game and never trailed en route to a 5-2 victory over the Wildcats. McLaughlin scored shorthanded and on the power play to give Fredonia a 2-0 lead mid way through the game. The Blue Devils scored twice in both the second and third periods and outshot the Wildcats, 40-33. The two teams combined for 67 penalty minutes, but Fredonia scored the game’s only power-play goal, as the teams combined to go 1-for-11.
#15 Neumann Knights 11 Morrisville State Mustangs 4
Ice Works Skating Complex (Attendance: 123)
The Knights scored five goals in both the second and third periods to break a tie game wide open, routing Morrisville State, 11-4, on Saturday night. William Lacasse, Scott Farrell, Cory Park and Steve Gervais all had two-goal nights for Neumann. Todd Hosmer scored twice for the Mustangs. Morrisville was called for 16 penalties for a total of 48 penalty minutes. Neumann finished 4-for-10 on the power play. Ross MacKinnon finished with 23 saves for the Knights.
SUNYAC Schedule 12/30/11-1/1/12
Babson Beavers @ Plattsburgh Cardinals 12/30/11 7 p.m. (Cardinal Classic)
Connecticut College Camels @ Oswego State Lakers 12/30/11 7 p.m. (Pathfinder Bank Oswego Hockey Classic)
Utica/Castleton @ Plattsburgh Cardinals 12/31/11 1/4 p.m. (Cardinal Classic)
Southern Maine Huskies vs Potsdam Bears 12/31/11 1 p.m. (Middlebury Classic)
Hamline/Neumann @ Oswego State Lakers 12/31/11 4 p.m. (Pathfinder Bank Oswego Hockey Classic)
Potsdam Bears vs Skidmore Thoroughbreds 1/1/12 1 p.m. (Middlebury Classic)