SUNYAC Roundup 1/14/12

Fredonia Blue Devils 3          #6 Neumann Knights 2      F/OT

Steele Hall (Attendance: 96)

SUNY Fredonia avenged Friday’s loss at the hands of sixth-ranked Neumann by knocking off the Knights in overtime on Saturday night. Bryan Ross scored the game-winning goal at 3:07 of overtime to give the Blue Devils the victory. Ross finished with a goal and two assists. Stephen Castriota gave Fredonia the lead on the power play at 13:26 of the first period. Neumann answered in the form of Marion Gardner’s power-play goal at 17:01. After a scoreless second period, the Knights and Blue Devils traded goals in the third period to force overtime. Mark Friesen finished with 37 saves for Fredonia.

Buffalo State Bengals 7         Johnson and Wales Wildcats 5

Thayer Rink (Attendance: 117)

Johnson and Wales jumped out to a 3-0 lead 3:02 into the second period, but the Bengals stormed back with six goals in the third period to earn the weekend split with Johnson and Wales. The Wildcats scored back-to-back power-play goals to open the second period and build a three-goal lead before Buffalo State’s Elijah Cohen scored at 9:49 of the second period. Trailing 5-2 after the Wildcats scored while shorthanded two players, the Bengals scored six unanswered goals over a 4:27 span featuring two power-play goals and two goals scored while playing four on four. Cohen finished with a hat trick.

Manhattanville Valiants 8           Potsdam Bears 0

Playland Ice Casino (Attendance: 343)

For the second straight game, the Valiants had no trouble controlling the action against SUNY Potsdam. Eight different players for Manhattanville scored, as they scored three times in the first period and four times in the second period to put the game out of reach heading into the third period. The Bears committed nine penalties for 29 minutes, resulting in two power-play goals for the Valiants. Manhattanville goaltender Pierre-Olivier Lemieux finished with 26 saves.

#13 Elmira Soaring Eagles 5          Morrisville Mustangs 2

Iceplex (Attendance: 175)

Morrisville jumped out to a two-goal lead midway through the first period before fifth-ranked Elmira College rallied off five unanswered goals to sweep the weekend series with the Mustangs. Brendan Sanders scored his first of two goals on the night at 16:54 while on the power play to cut the deficit to one at the end of the first period. Josh Burnell and Colin Hoey added goals in the second period and D’Arcy Oakes and Sanders scored in the third period. The Mustangs spent half the game on the penalty kill, committing 15 penalties for 30 minutes. The Soaring Eagles outshot the Mustangs 62-23.

#3 Plattsburgh Cardinals 3         #11 Williams Ephs 3    F/OT

Lansing Chapman Rink (Attendance: 1,025)

Williams’ Evan Dugdale tied the game and forced overtime with his goal at 19:25 of the third period while with the extra attacker. The Cardinals kept the Ephs off the board for the first two periods and scored a goal in each to lead 2-0 after two periods. Stephen Maier and Paul Steinig scored three minutes apart to tie the game at two before Plattsburgh’s Ryan Craig gave the Cardinals the lead at 10:02 of the third period. Williams outshot Plattsburgh 6-3 in overtime, but neither team could tally the game winner.

#2 Oswego State Lakers 5         #10 Utica Pioneers 2

Campus Center Ice Arena (Attendance: 2,236)

Tyler Leimbrock scored the Lakers’ first two goals and Oswego State jumped out to a three-goal lead after two periods en route to a 5-2 victory. Utica has 12 power play opportunities but were unable to capitalize on any of them. Oswego State tallied two power-play goals and a shorthanded goal. Mike Slowikowski put the Pioneers on the scoreboard at 8:21 of the third period, but was followed by goals by Hank Van Boxmeer and Luke Moodie for the Lakers. Andrew Hare finished with 17 saves, as the Lakers avenged a loss in October to Utica.

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