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Morrisville Overcomes 3 Points By Roos' Mayette

Canton, NY – Madrid native Jake Mayette posted a game-high three points on a goal and two assists but four unanswered goals lifted Morrisville State to a 6-4 victory v. the SUNY Canton men’s hockey team on Saturday evening.

THE BASICS

Result: Morrisville State 6, SUNY Canton 4Location: Roos House – Canton, NYRecords:  Morrisville State (9-11-0) | SUNY Canton (10-6-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Roos jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead less than three minutes into the game. Just 25 seconds into the contest Kyler Matthews scored his fourth goal of the season. Jake Mayette won a faceoff at the right circle back to Matthews who put a wrist shot from the right point past the stick side of Owen Liskiewicz.Two minutes later Tyson Bruce converted his fourth goal of the season.

Brendan McCormack collected the puck at the left circle leaving it for Max Routledge. Routledge played a nifty pass across the slot to Bruce who backhanded a shot inside the left post.Morrisville responded with four straight goals in the remainder of the first and early in the second period to take a 4-2 lead.

James Boisvert swung the puck left to right at the point to Nick DeVito. He found Eric Melso at the right circle who beat Austin Washkurak on a sharp-angled shot at 10:22. Four minutes later Christian Vella tallied his second of the season on a rebound out in front. Nick DeVito and Melso earned helpers on the play.

The Mustangs took their first lead of the game 2:14 into the second when Jesse Anderson played the puck back to James Boisvert in the Morrisville defensive zone. Boisvert skated the length of the ice and beat Austin Washkurak high glove side. Bennett Weycker extended the visitors lead to two a couple of minutes later converting on the power play.Brendan McCormack got the Roos back within one on the skater advantage with 24 seconds left in the middle period. The Mustangs led 4-3 after two. Ryan Bochert added what proved to be a crucial insurance goal at 4:11 of the third period.The Roos got within one with 1:53 left in regulation as Jake Mayette tallied his fourth goal of the season off passes from Matthew Headland and Jesse Farabee.

Canton pulled the goalie late but a Vella empty-netter with five seconds left sealed the win.Washkurak made nine saves allowing four goals in the start, while Michael Cerasuolo took the loss surrendering just one goal making 14 saves in relief.Owen Liskiewicz turned aside 41 shots for the Mustangs as the Roos outshot Morrisville, 45-29.Morrisville went 2-for-9 on the power play, while the Roos were 1-for-5.

WHAT'S NEXT The Roos return to the ice on Tuesday when they host SUNY Cortland at 6 p.m. 

BEARS TIE FREDONIA 4-4

FREDONIA, N.Y. - The SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team (6-15-2, 5-8-2 SUNYAC) finished up their weekend road trip against SUNY Fredonia (5-9-7, 2-7-3 SUNYAC) on Saturday night, battling to a 4-4 tie with the Blue Devils. The first period featured a scoreless contest with play remaining even for much of the period. The Bears were able to successfully kill off their only penalty of the period, allowing only 3 shots on the Blue Devil powerplay. The Bears would outshoot Fredonia 14-7 in the opening stanza; however, the Blue Devils held the slight edge in faceoffs going 12-22. The teams would head to the locker room in a scoreless deadlock. Starting the second period, the Bears came out flying looking to gain a lead. It appeared as though they had done so as senior forward Bryce Ferrell (Buffalo, N.Y./Buffalo Jr. Sabres) put home a rebound in the Blue Devil crease, however, the referees waived off the goal. On the ensuing faceoff following the no-goal call, the Bears broke onto the score sheet for real. Sophomore forward Thomas Terranova (Middletown, N.J./Syracuse Stars) won the draw to sophomore defenseman Ethan Clarke (Seven Valleys, Pa./New Hampshire Avalanche) who fired a point shot under the legs of Fredonia goaltender Anton Rosen for the 1-0 lead just 3:42 into the period. The Bears would hold the 1-0 lead for just under ten minutes until the Blue Devils tallied their first of the night with 7:29 remaining in the period. Following a scrum in the corner of the Bears defensive zone, Jasper Korican-Barlay came away with the puck behind the net for the Blue Devils. Korican-Barlay fed Tommy Martin at the left side of the Bears net for the one-time shot that found its way past Bears sophomore goalie Michael Paglucca (North Reading, Mass./New Hampshire Avalanche) to tie the game at one. Tyler Riter would tally the second assist on the goal. The score would remain unchanged at the break. In a roller coaster of a third period, both teams would score three goals and force the game into overtime. The Bears would score their second of the night on a goal by Ferrell. Sloppy play by the Blue Devils in their own end would lead to a loose puck in the slot that would be collected by senior forward Tyler Young (Massena, N.Y./Kanata Lasers). Young would find Ferrell waiting unmarked at the back door for the tap in goal exactly four minutes into the period. The Blue Devils would respond just 1:28 later as Victor Tracy got behind the Potsdam defense and was fed for the breakaway opportunity by Max Blitz, beating Paglucca to tie the game at two. Jacob Haynes would also assist on the goal. Less than a minute later, the Bears would regain their lead on a goal by sophomore forward Devin Panzeca (Lake Zurich, Ill./East Coast Wizards). Another careless giveaway by the Blue Devils in their own end led to the Potsdam goal as junior forward Paul Michura (Chester, N.J./New Jersey Rockets) attacked the net, feeding the puck to Panzeca who buried the puck behind Rosen. The back-and-forth scoring would continue, as a Potsdam turnover at their blue line would lead to the third Fredonia goal just past the halfway mark of the period. Matt Letmanski caused the turnover, and then fed Bryce Witman behind the Bears defenders for the one-on-one chance against Paglucca. Witman beat Paglucca low glove-side to tie the game once again. Fredonia would take their first lead of the night with 5:56 remaining in the period, as Tracy would score his second of the night. Haynes would find Tracy wide open in the slot for the open shot and the 4-3 lead. The Bears continued to battle late in the period, tying the game with just 1:22 remaining as Ferrell threw a puck towards the net from a bad angle that managed to squeak past Rosen. The third period would end with the score tied 4-4. With their playoff hopes once again hanging in the balance and their backs against the wall, the Bears looked to score the overtime winner as they did last night against Buffalo State, but neither team was able to find the net in extra time. The Bears would have to settle for the hard-fought tie as time expired. The Bears out shot the Blue Devils 39-31 on the night. Paglucca finished with 27 saves in net for the Bears, Rosen made 35 saves at his end of the ice for the Blue Devils. The Bears host SUNY Plattsburgh next Saturday at 7pm.







Madrid native Jake Mayette scored three goals for SUNY Canton on Saturday.

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