Sunday, 11 November 2018 17:05

Four Goal Second Period Sends Men's Ice Hockey Past Canton

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The nationally-ranked Oswego State men's ice hockey team used a four-goal second period to upend SUNY Canton on the road on Friday night.

With the victory, Oswego remain perfect on the year and are fine-tuned for a top-10 matchup at home on Saturday night.

THE BASICS

  • Result: #6/7 Oswego 6, SUNY Canton 2
  • Location: Roos House – Canton, N.Y.
  • Records: Oswego (2-0-0)  |  SUNY Canton (1-4-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Senior transfer Josh Nenadal lit the lamp first for the Lakers – his first tally in a Laker uniform – at 8:27 of the first period.
  • Nenadal was helped on the goal by Josh LeBlanc and Kristoffer Brun, with the assist being LeBlanc's first of his career.
  • Canton was able to register the equalizer with less than a minute remaining in the opening period, sending the contest to the first intermission tied at one goal apiece.
  • The Laker adjustment's made during the first intermission paid off, as the visiting team owned the middle 20 minutes.
  • Anthony Passero opened the flood gates at 4:37 to give Oswego a 2-1 advantage.
  • Oswego then recorded a triplicate of power-play goals, with one coming in the 12th minutes and a pair in the final 60 seconds.
  • Josh Zizek's goal at 11:28 was the first of the power-play notches and proved to be the eventual game-winner.
  • Zizek added his second goal of the game in the final period for the junior's third-career, two-goal game.
  • Also having a multiple-point outing were Tyler CurrieDerek Brown and Michael Gillespie.
  • Currie assisted on three Laker goals to set a new single-game, career-high for the junior.
  • Brown followed his teammate's footsteps by staying in the assist column with two helpers while Gillespie split his points between a goal and an assist.
  • One of the three extra-man goals in the second period came from reigning SUNYAC Rookie of the Week Travis Broughman, closing out the Laker scoring in the contest.
  • Also finishing with points for Oswego were Max NovickAaron Huffnagle and Joseph Molinaro, each with an assist apiece.
  • Cedric Hansen spent the entire game between the pipes for the Lakers, stopping 15 Kangaroo shots to move to 1-0-0 on the year.  

WHAT'S NEXT

Oswego returns home to host No. 5/11 Hobart College in a USCHO Top 10 matchup at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Marano Campus Center Arena.

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