The Oswego State Lakers defeated the College at Brockport 3-0 to improve to 6-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in SUNYAC conference play. Cedric Hansen made 19 saves in net and picked up his first career shutout in what was a very physical game.
At 3:44 of the first period, Brockport’s Chris Pollini went to the penalty box for interference. Oswego State failed to capitalize on the game’s first penalty as the College at Brockport successfully killed the penalty.
Less than 3 minutes later Oswego State had another chance on the powerplay as Zac Sikich wa penalized for tripping. While on that powerplay, Oswego State’s Tanner Spink was called for interference when the Lakers were on the attack. Both teams played 4-4 until both sides’ respective penalties were killed off.
Devin Campbell went to the box for hooking at 12:03 of the first, but Oswego State killed the penalty and returned to full strength. Oswego State had plenty of chances in the first, including a 2-1 break with Mitch Herlihey and Joey Scorpio, but the game was scoreless at the end of the first period of play.
Chris Pollini went back to the box for the golden eagles at 2:57 of the second period for holding. Brockport killed the penalty, but right after Cameron Berry scored the game’s first goal on an assist from Aaron Huffnagle at 5:04 of the second. Oswego State fans threw teddy bears onto the ice of the MCC for the annual Teddy Bear Toss which benefits the United Way Holiday Toy Drive.
At 11:43 of the second period a fight broke out between both sides. Oswego State’s Michael Gillespie and the College at Brockport’s Luke Bennett were both sent to the penalty box for roughing. Gillespie was called for cross checking as well so that gave the golden eagles a power play opportunity, which the Lakers killed off to return to full strength. The Lakers lead the golden eagles 1-0 at the end of the second period.
Chris MacMillan got called for interference at 2:17 of the third period to give the College at Brockport their 4th powerplay of the night. The golden eagles failed to score on the powerplay and the game returned to full strength.
At 5:54 of the third period Joseph Molinaro scored to extend the Lakers lead to 2-0. Aaron Huffnagle picked up his second assist of the game on that goal by Molinaro.
Thirty-seven seconds later Zac Sikich went back to the box for the second time of the night, this time for interference. The Lakers did not score on that powerplay opportunity, keeping the score at 2-0.
Brockport’s Connar Bass received a game misconduct and a 5 minute major for significant contact at 11:05 of the third period. With 56 seconds remaining on the 5 minute major penalty, Doc Gentzler was called for slashing at 15:09. Even though the Lakers were on the man advantage for over 6 consecutive minutes, they failed to score.
In the final second of the game Oswego State captain Mitch Herlihey scored on the empty net to make it 3-0 Lakers.
The Lakers held on to defeat the College at Brockport 3-0. Oswego State will be back in action next Friday night on the road against Potsdam.