Oswego, N.Y. - The Oswego State
Lakers welcomed the Geneseo Knights to the Campus Center Ice Arena for some
Valentines Day hockey. About 6 minutes into the first period Chris Waterstreet
(FR. Forward) took a quick pass from Morgan Bonner (SO. Forward) from the top
of the near side circle and beat Geneseo net minder Nick Horrigan (SO. Goalie)
for a 1-0 Oswego State lead in the 1st period. Just about two
minutes later Zachary Vit (SR. Forward) let a wrist shot go from the point on
the power-play through a screen beating Justin Gilbert (SO. Goalie) to tie the
game at 1 a piece. Seconds after the Vit goal Ryan Stanimir took a loose puck
out in front of the net on the original shot from Matt Solomon (SO. Defesne)
beating Gilbert and the Lakers defense to give the Knights a 2-1 lead in the 1st
Moments before the 1st period ended Zachary Vit took another
shot from the point with the redirect going wide of the net, but with the puck
going off the body off the referee David Ripple found the loose puck and just
beat Gilbert along the near side post sneaking it past the skate of the Oswego
goaltender for a 3-1 Geneseo lead after 20 minutes of play. The Lakers would
outshoot the Knights 18-1 but only find the net once on a one-timer from Matt
Galati (FR. Forward) with the assists going to Bobby Gertsakis (JR. Defense)
and Chris Waterstreet to cut the score to 3-2 after two periods of play.
Geneseo would stop of a few Oswego State rushes in the 3rd period
allowing the Knights to hold onto a 3-2 win and sweep the season series between
the Oswego State Lakers. The Lakers had 37 shots in the game compared to
Geneseo’s 24. Justin Gilbert got the loss with Nick Horigan picking up the win.
The Knights were 1-3 on the pwer-play and the Lakers were 1-5.
The Lakers play
tomorrow night at home against the Brockport Golden Eagles.
Oswego, NY - The Oswego State
Lakers entered the Morrisville IcePlex looking to take advantage of a
struggling Mustangs squad. The Lakers would walk out with a big 9-2 offensive
win. Oswego State got on the board
within seconds of the opening faceoff as David Titanic (SR.. Forward) had a
wrap around goal assisted by Mike Montagna (JR. Forward) to beat Mustang
goaltender Jakob Rasmussen (SO. Goalie) for a 1-0 Lakers lead. The Lakers would
then be given a power-play opportunity and Nick Riviat (JR. Defense) would
capitalize again assisted by Montagna seconds after the Titanic goal. The 1st
period would end in a 2-0 Lakers lead with the Lakers putting 19 shots on net
and only allowing the Mustang’s to test Justin Gilbert (SO. Goalie) with 2
shots. The second period would see tons
of offense as the Mustangs and Lakers would light the lamp 8 times in the 2nd
period. Mike Montagna recorded his 3rd point of the night with a
backhanded goal giving the Lakers a 3-0 lead assisted by Kenney Neil (FR. Forward)
seconds into the 2nd period. Matt Galati (FR. Forward) would then
find his 17th goal on the year assisted by Shawn Hulshof (FR.
Forward) a minute into the 2nd period chasing Rasmussen. Jordan
Carvalho (SO. Forward) found the Mustangs first Mustangs goal short-handed
assisted by John Doyle (FR. Forward) making it a 4-1 game.
answered right back though for the Lakers with a power-play unassisted 4
minutes into the 2nd period. The Lakers would then score two more
unanswered goals from Stephen Johnson (FR. Defense) who ripped a wrist shot
from the point assisted by Mike Montagna on the power-play. Dylan Smith (FR.
Forward) found his 6th goal of the season off a snap shot from the
far side circle assisted by Krystian Yorke (FR. Forward) 8 minutes into the 2nd
period. Jordan Carvalho found his second of the game and 7th of the
year when he beat Justin Gilbert top shelf assisted by Zach Baker (SO. Forward)
and John Doyle making it 7-2 Oswego State. Krystian Yorke would connect off a
pass from Dylan Smith with a beautiful wrap around goal for Yorke’s first
career Laker goal for an 8-2 Lakers lead to end the second period. Kenny Neil
collected his second point of the evening getting his 11th goal on
the year from a wicked slap shot from just below the blue line assisted again
by Mike Montagna for a 9-2 final score. Justin Gilbert got the win stopping 13
of 15 shots against. Rasmussen stopped 18 of 22 shots with Chris Azzano coming
in relief turning aside 18 of 23 shots. Oswego State was 3-8 on the power-play,
the Mustangs were 1 for 3. These two teams meet again Saturday night in
Oswego, NY - The Oswego State
Lakers returned to the Campus Center Ice Arena in a home game against Cortland
State, looking to avenge a 4-0 loss at Buffalo State last Saturday. The Lakers
offense would come out hot in the 1st period with 3 quick goals in
the first 20 minutes of play. Chris Waterstreet (FR. Forward) got things going
with a snap shot from the top of the circle that would sneak by Lyle Rocker
(SR. Goalie) for a 1-0 Lakers lead at the 15:22 mark of the 1st
assisted by Brandon Adams (SO. Forward). Kenny Neil (FR. Forward) then added
the Lakers second goal from the far side post off beautiful passes from Shawn
Hulshof (FR. Forward) and Manny Gialedakis (FR. Forward) with just about 30
seconds left in the 1st period. With just around 8 seconds left in
the 1st period junior captain Nick Rivait (JR. Defesne) took a one
timer off the faceoff win from Mike Montagna (JR. Forward) and beat Rocker.
After a Cortland goaltender change Cortland came out strong in the 2nd
period with a goal from Mike Mascaro (SO. Forward) assisted by Brant Sherwood
(SO. Forward) and Kyle Herring (SO. Defense) at 8:12 of the second period
making it a 3-1 Lakers lead after 40 minutes of play.
Red Dragons forward Mike
Henrici would make it a 1-goal game at the 16 minute mark of the 3rd
period with the lone assist going to Brant Sherwood. With the Lakers taking a
late 3rd period penalty Oswego State would need a big special teams
play to swing back the momentum and they would get it with a Brandon Adams
short-handed goal with just over a minute remaining in the game putting the
Lakers ahead 4-2 for the win. Justin Gilbert got the win stopping 28 of 30
shots. Lyle Rocker got the lost stopping 10 of 11 shots, leaving after the 1st
period. The Lakers were 0-4 on the Power-Play while the Red Dragons were 0-5.
Oswego State led in the shots department 32-30. The Lakers are back in action
this Friday night when they meet up at Morrisville against the 5-13-2 Mustangs.
Buffalo, NY - The last of Oswego State's three big streaks came to an end Saturday night at Buffalo State. After seeing long winning streaks over Geneseo and Elmira snapped earlier this season, Buffalo State defeated Oswego for the first time in the history of the two programs. To start the game, the Lakers came out flying, dominating play for the first ten minutes, but a hit post and a point blank save by Kevin Carr on a Matt Galati shot was as close as they came to getting on the scoreboard. Penalty trouble in the latter half of the period led to the Bengals taking over the majority of play, but the period ended without a goal. In the second, the wheels came off for the Lakers. After two Lakers collided at center ice, the resulting turnover led to a 2-on-1 rush for the Bengals and Kyle Whipple put a nice deke on Matt Zawadski for the 1-0 lead. Oswego State had a golden opportunity to tie the game when Buffalo State was given a five minute major for head contact and later a tripping penalty, which led to over 90 seconds of 5-on-3 time. Again, however, a hit post by Bobby Gertsakis was as close as the Lakers would come to a goal. Three goals in the final five minutes of the period, the first two on the power play and the third on a breakaway, sealed the Lakers fate and extended the Bengals lead to four. Oswego outshot Buffalo State 12-2 in the third period, but were unable to solve the Bengals' Kevin Carr, who was outstanding in his shutout performance on senior night.
The Lakers are back in action Saturday night at 7 pm when they host the Cortland Red Dragons.