The Oswego State Lakers defeated SUNY Canton 3-2 on military appreciation night. The Lakers improve to 3-1 on the season while Canton drops to 1-3.
Austin Washkurak was a wall in net for the Roos during the first ten minutes of the first period. He made spectacular diving and glove saves to keep the game scoreless early.
At 11:54 of the first, SUNY Canton’s Kasey Kulczycki was called for boarding for the game’s first penalty. Oswego State capitalized when Josh Zizek broke the tie with a powerplay goal at 12:57 of the first. Tyson Bruce and Max Novick were credited with assists on the goal.
At 16:11 of the first Canton was called for another penalty. This time it was Dylan Rosen being sent to the box for high sticking. Four seconds later, Trenton Yule joined Rosen in the box after a tripping penalty. Even though the Lakers had a 5-3 advantage for 1:56, they couldn’t score on the powerplay.
They got another chance to go on the man advantage when J.P. Langlois was called for boarding with 1:07 left in the first period. Canton successfully killed that penalty which carried over into the second period.
Three minutes into the second period Oswego State’s Cameron Berry went to the box for tripping. The Lakers killed off Canton’s first powerplay chance of the night, allowing only 1 shot on goal during the power play. At 7:30 of the second Canton was back on the powerplay when Michael Gillespie was called for elbowing, the Lakers successfully killed off that penalty.
Dylan Rosen was back in the box for the second time of the night when he was called for hitting from behind. AJ D’Orazio scored his first career goal on that powerplay to give the Lakers a 2-0 lead. The assist was from Tyler Currie who also recorded his first career point as a Laker.
At 15:28 of the second, Canton got on the board with Joey Deveny’s goal, trimming the Laker lead to 2-1. A minute later Cameron Berry gave the Lakers more breathing room with a goal that gave the Lakers a 3-1 lead.
With less than a minute remaining in the second, Canton’s Tyler Bullard scored a breakaway goal after a Lakers offensive zone turnover to make it a 3-2 game going into the intermission.
Joey Scorpio was called for high sticking 4:07 into the third period, giving Canton their third power play opportunity of the night. Fifty-three seconds into that powerplay, Josh Sova was called for hooking to make it a 4-4. Then Tyler Currie was called for boarding to give Canton a 4-3 advantage. Both teams killed off all of their respective penalties and returned to full strength with 12 minutes left in the third period.
With 4:45 remaining in the third, Trenton Yule was back in the penalty box for Canton. Oswego State did not capitalize on the hooking penalty.
With less than a minute left in the game, Canton pulled goalie Austin Washkurak. Oswego State stopped the 6-5 advantage and hung on to win the game in a nail bitter.
The Lakers outshot Canton 40-22 during the course of the game. Laker’s goalie Cedric Hansen picked up his first career win tonight, saving 20 shots.
The Lakers next game will be at home against Buffalo State on Friday November 17th.