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SUNY Canton Men Skate Past Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh Max Routledge scored twice and Austin Washkurak tied a career-high with 40 saves as the SUNY Canton men’s hockey team (5-3-1) won its third straight contest earning a 4-3 win at Plattsburgh State (3-6-1) on Friday evening.

The win is the third straight one-goal victory and the team’s fourth consecutive win v. the Cardinals.

The hosts wasted no time getting on the board as Ryan Kuhn potted his first goal of the season just 14 seconds into the contest.Jesse Farabee evened the game at one apiece on the power play tallying his team-leading seventh goal of the season at 9:48 of the opening period. Kyler Matthews and Sean David picked up helpers on the play.Canton took a 2-1 lead into first intermission after Brendan McCormack lit the lamp for the second time in his rookie season. Brett Bannister and Stuart Fierheller assisted the score .Shortly after killing off their third penalty of the night, the Roos extended their lead to 3-1 at 6:30 of the middle period. Routledge buried his fifth goal of the season off passes from Fierheller and David.

Ryan Hogg got the Cardinals within one three minutes later on his fourth of the season.

Routledge extended the lead back to two when he finished his sixth goal of the year and second of the night, this one unassisted at 15:14. The sophomore now has seven points on five goals and two assists over his last five games. Adam Tretowicz got the hosts back within one at 7:21 of the third period.With 2:48 remaining in the game the teams were whistled for matching minors, while Plattsburgh also picked up a 10-minute misconduct. Plattsburgh put one shot on net during the 4-on-4 and with five seconds left in the matching minors pulled goaltender Brandon Wells for the extra attacker.

Washkurak made the only other save he needed to as the Roos secured their fourth consecutive win v. Plattsburgh.Washkurak tied a career-high with 40 saves in his third straight win, while Wells made 23 stops in the loss. The senior also made 40 saves in a 3-2 loss at Nazareth on January 9, 2018.Canton’s special teams went 6-for-7 combined as they finished 1-for-2 with the skater advantage and killed off all five of their penalties.

The Roos have a quick turnaround as they return to the ice on Saturday when they visit New Haven, CT to take on Albertus Magnus College at 7 p.m. 

SUNY Potsdam Falls In OT

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.-Morrisville State (6-4, 5-2 SUNYAC) rallied to defeat the SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team (1-9-1, 1-6-1) 3-2 in overtime on Friday evening. Sophomore forward Michael McArthur (St. Thomas, Ontario/Oswego State) and freshman defenseman Ryan Lieth (Warwick, N.Y./New York Apple Core) each scored for the Bears. Potsdam controlled the play early in the first period, jumping on the Mustangs with a power play. Morrisville was able to kill the penalty to stay even. The Bears were called for interference at 15:39 and the Mustangs made them pay. Jestin Somero scored 35 seconds later on the man advantage for a 1-0 lead. Potsdam peppered Morrisville goalie Jared Young with 14 shots in the opening 20 minutes, but trailed by one at the first intermission. The Bears continued to work as the second period began and were rewarded with a power play after a Mustang hook at 3:12. At the 4:27 mark, sophomore forward Robert Clerc (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./Oswego State) set up McArthur for the power play equalizer. Potsdam didn't let up and generated more opportunities, but didn't score on its second man advantage. At 9:26, Leith gave the Bears the lead with his first collegiate goal on assists from sophomore forward Devin Panzeca (Lake Zurich, Ill./East Coast Wizards) and senior assistant captain Tyler Young (Massena, N.Y./Kanata Lasers). Potsdam was able to sustain pressure with a third power play minutes later, but Young was able to keep his team within one. The Bears outshot Morrisville 23-9 in the middle period and led 2-1 after 40 minutes. The third was the most evenly played period of the contest. The Mustangs killed off another penalty five minutes in and at 10:58, Eric Melso struck to tie the game. Two minutes later, Morrisville was in position to regain the lead with its fourth power play. However, the Bears killed the penalty and regulation ended in a draw. Two minutes into the extra session, Potsdam was on the defensive again, trying to kill another penalty. Unfortunately, the Mustangs sealed the victory as Ryan Bochert connected for the game-winner on the man advantage with 1:13 remaining. Sophomore goalie Michael Paglucca (North Reading, Mass./New Hampshire Avalanche) finished with 22 saves, while Young earned the victory with 45 stops. The Bears outshot Morrisville 47-25. The Mustangs were 2-for-5 on the power play and Potsdam was 1-for-5. The two teams meet again tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.

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