Saturday, 26 January 2019 10:05

Lakers Persevere Against Morrisville on Friday Night

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The nationally-ranked Oswego State men's ice hockey team used a goal in each of the last two periods to persevere against Morrisville State College in a SUNYAC matchup on Friday night at home.

Oswego owned a sizable 44-10 advantage in shots on-goal but a 42-save effort by the Mustang netminder spoiled several grade-A Laker chances to keep the tilt close throughout.

THE BASICS

  • Results: #3/3 Oswego 2, Morrisville 1
  • Location: Marano Campus Center Arena – Oswego, N.Y.
  • Records: Oswego 14-3-1 (7-3-0 SUNYAC)  |  Morrisville 4-12-0 (2-8-0 SUNYAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the final period with the game knotted at 1-1, Josh LeBlanc cleared the puck out of the Laker defensive end to Josh Zizek at mid-ice. Zizek and Derek Brown then played give-and-go, with Brown feeding Zizek for the eventual game-winner at 12:41.
  • During the second period, the Mustangs opened the scoring at 2:10 but the Lakers answered less than six minutes later.
  • Anthony Passero intercepted an errant pass in Oswego's offensive zone and found Travis Broughman by the left post. Broughman slid the puck to the right edge of the crease for a streaking Michael Gillespie who cashed in to even the contest.
  • The first period went scoreless despite the Lakers outshooting Morrisville 18-4.
  • Oswego's penalty-kill unit was perfect on the night, keep the Mustangs off the board on three extra-man opportunities.
  • In net, Cedric Hansen earned the start and the win, making nine saves to remain a perfect 6-0-0 on the year.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Lakers and Mustangs remain in Oswego to close out their weekend series with another 7 p.m. battle on Saturday night. It will be Schools Night, with children 12 years of age and younger earning free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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