SUNYAC Weekend Roundup 1/27-1/28

Geneseo Ice Knights 8           Cortland Red Dragons 3

Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena (Attendance: 1,435)

SUNY Geneseo rebounded from a 4-1 loss to Oswego State on Friday night with a rout of visiting SUNY Cortland on Saturday night. Geneseo’s Jonathan Redlick scored twice and Zachary Vit added a goal and three assists for the Ice Knights. Leading 2-1 in the first period, Geneseo tallied off five straight goals to pull away from the Red Dragons. Despite boasting one of the more anemic power play units in Division III, the Ice Knights went 3-for-9 with the extra skater. Geneseo outshot the Red Dragons 45-22 and improve to 5-7-0 in SUNYAC play. The Red Dragons fall to 3-7-1 in conference.

Buffalo State Bengals 12            Morrisville State Mustangs 3

Buffalo State Sports Arena (484)

Buffalo State and Morrisville State College found themselves in a literal slugfest on Saturday night, as the Mustangs committed 23 penalties for a total of 114 penalty minutes and seven players were ejected for the game after a fight broke out between the two teams mid way through the third period. The Bengals scored eight power-play goals on 16 attempts. Marc Balson recorded two goals and an assist, Matt Bessing had two goals and an assist and Nick Melligan had a goal and two assists for the Bengals. Morrisville went through three goalies, but no one could stop the Buffalo State offense, as they jumped out to a 9-0 lead 5:29 into the second period. The Bengals improved to 6-4-1 in conference, while the Mustangs fell to 2-9-1.

#2 Oswego State Lakers 6             The College at Brockport Golden Eagles 4

Tuttle North Ice Arena (Attendance: 500)

The Lakers started slow and finished slow, but took control in the second period to remain unbeaten in SUNYAC play. Chris Brown tallied a hat trick, including a shorthanded empty-net goal in the third period, and Chris Muise recorded a goal and two assists for the Lakers. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead 14:07 into the first period on goals by James Cody and Sean Wallace before Oswego State responded with six unanswered goals. Brockport scored two goals late in the third period, but ran out of time to complete the comeback. The Lakers improved to 9-0-2 in conference, while Brockport fell to 3-8-1.

#3 Plattsburgh Cardinals 4          Potsdam Bears 3

Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena (Attendance: 1,792)

Plattsburgh’s Barry Roytman scored the game-winning goal at 16:30 on a 5-on-3 power play to push the Cardinals past North Country rival SUNY Potsdam on Friday night. The Cardinals jumped out to a three-goal lead after the first period before the Bears fought back to tie the game at three just 29 seconds into the third period. Potsdam’s Sy Nutkevitch scored a power-play goal to tie the game at three and complete the comeback. Plattsburgh outshot the Bears 13-6 in the third period and goaltender Mathieu Cadieux finished with 32 saves. The Cardinals improved to 8-1-1 in conference and the Bears dropped to 4-6-0.

Cortland Red Dragons 6          The College at Brockport Golden Eagles 5    F/OT

Tuttle North Ice Arena (Attendance: 500)

Nick Zappia scored the game-winning goal 1:20 into overtime on the power play to cap off the comeback for the Red Dragons. The Golden Eagles outshot Cortland 51-38 for the game, including 21-9 in the first period, but only held a 2-1 lead after the first frame. Cortland tied the game at two 2:12 into the second period before Brockport scored three unanswered goals, two by Chris Cangro. Cortland would score the final four games of the game. Jake Saville tied the game at 55 seconds into the third period on the power play.

Fredonia Blue Devils 5          Morrisville State Mustangs 2

Steele Hall (Attendance: 1,084)

In their annual Pink the Rink game, Fredonia received goal contributions from five different skaters and scored twice on the power play. Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Fredonia scored three unanswered goals in the second period and outshot the Mustangs 17-9. Curtis Renaud pulled Morrisville within one, but the Blue Devils pulled away after Bryan Ross scored at 7:19 of the third period to push the lead back to two. Ben Waldman added an empty-net goal with a minute remaining to record the win. Fredonia improved to 5-3-3 in the conference with the win.

SUNYAC Standings

1. Oswego State- 9-0-2 (20 points)

2. Plattsburgh- 8-1-1 (17 points)

3. Buffalo State- 6-4-1 (13 points)

4. Fredonia- 5-3-3 (13 points)

5. Geneseo- 5-7-0 (10 points)

6. Potsdam- 4-6-0 (8 points)

7. Brockport- 3-8-1 (7 points)

7. Cortland- 3-7-1 (7 points)

9. Morrisville- 2-9-1 (5 points)

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