Skating Bears Reach SUNYAC Semi-Finals
The Bears traveled to Buffalo State on Wednesday night for their SUNYAC quarterfinal matchup, defeating the Bengals by a final score of 3-1. The game marked the Bears fourth SUNYAC playoff appearance in the last six seasons and their first playoff win since defeating SUNY Cortland 7-2 in the 2008 SUNYAC quarterfinals. Sophomore forward Robert Clerc (Wappinger Falls, N.Y./Oswego State), senior forward Bryce Ferrell (Buffalo, N.Y./Buffalo Jr. Sabres), and sophomore forward Thomas Terranova (Middletown, N.J./Syracuse Stars) scored for the Bears. Clerc, junior forward Brett Horn (Cary, N.C./Humboldt Broncos), sophomore forward Michael McArthur (St. Thomas, Ontario/Oswego St.), senior forward Tyler Young (Massena, N.Y./Kanata Lasers), and freshman defenseman Ryan Lieth (Warwick, N.Y./New York Apple Core) recorded assists for the Bears. Bears sophomore goalie Michael Paglucca (North Reading, Mass./New Hampshire Avalanche) stopped 25 shots in net for the Bears. The Bears hit the road for the SUNYAC semifinals against No. 2 SUNY Geneseo on Saturday night, falling by a final score of 7-0. Bears sophomore goalies Michael Paglucca (North Reading, Mass./New Hampshire Avalanche) and Ryan Glander (Campbell Hall, N.Y./Rochester Junior Monarchs) each played in net for the Bears. Paglucca finished with 10 saves, while Glander compiled 9 in relief. The game marked the end of the careers of the five Potsdam seniors including forward Bryce Ferrell (Buffalo, N.Y./Buffalo Jr. Sabres), forward Vincent Guimond (Sorel-Tracy, Quebec/Gloucester Rangers), defenseman Sean Winikates (Phoenix, Ariz./Philadelphia Jr. Flyers), forward Nate Zweig (Binghamton, N.Y./Syracuse Stars) and forward Tyler Young (Massena, N.Y./Kanata Lasers).