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Mayette's 3 Points Lead Roos To Season Finale Win

CANTON - Madrid's Jake Mayette posted a goal and pair of assists and five different players found the back of the net as the SUNY Canton men’s hockey team completed the season sweep with a 5-3 win over SUNY Potsdam on Saturday evening in the Roos House.


Result: SUNY Canton 5, SUNY Potsdam 3Location: Roos House – Canton, NYRecords: SUNY Canton (13-9-3) | SUNY Potsdam (6-17-2)


The Roos got on the board first at 8:15 of the opening period. Jake Mayette won a faceoff at the right circle back to Jesse Farabee. His shot was saved by Michael Paglucca but Mayette put home the rebound off a loose puck out inf ront for his fifth goal of the season. Potsdam evened the score at one two minutes later when Sean Winikates played a pass from the right boards to a cutting Robert Clerc out in front who finished off his eighth goal of the season. Jack Bloem also earned an assist on the play.

Canton regained the lead at 18:17 of the period. Austin Washkurak made a great diving play from net to get his stick on a pass to Mayette leading the Roos to a 3-on-2. Mayette delivered a pass to Noah Robinson at the left circle as he beat Paglucca short side for the 2-1 lead.Potsdam tied the game once again at 9:58 of the second period on Clerc’s second goal of the night.

The Roos took a 3-2 lead at 18:13 of the second on a Tyson Bruce power play goal. Mayette won a draw at the right circle back to Luke Hincenbergs. The senior tipped the puck forward to his classmate Bruce. Bruce’s initial shot was blocked by a defenseman but he put home the second attempt for the lead.The Bears were whistled for back-to-back penalties almost midway through the second period sending the Roos on a 5-on-3 for 1:37.The Roos made them pay just five seconds into the two-man advantage as Sean David collected the faceoff. He flipped a back-hander top shelf to give Canton the 4-2 lead.Canton was whistled for a pair of minor penalties with 8:12 remaining as the Bears went on an extended 5-on-3 of their own. Less than a minute later the Bears converted on the power play as Tyler Young scored his fifth goal of the season off passes from Ryan Lieth and Vincent Guimond.The Roos were whistled for a penalty with 42 seconds remaining and Potsdam pulled the goalie for the 6-on-4 skater advantage.

Sean Shepard put home an empty-netter the length of the ice with 20 seconds left to seal the 5-3 win.Austin Washkurak made 18 saves on 20 shots over the first 29:58 and added an assist, while Michael Cerasuolo tallied 10 saves on 11 shots in relief. Michael Paglucca turned aside 24 shots in the loss.

Canton went 2-for-6 on the power play and killed off seven of their eight penalties.

WHAT'S NEXT This closes out the 2019-20 season for the men’s hockey team.


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