• davesheasports

Wesleyan Surges Past Potsdam In Hockey

MANCHESTER, N.H.-Wesleyan University (3-3) scored four goals in the third period to defeat the SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team (1-8-1) 6-2 in the second round of the Saint Anselm Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore forward Michael McArthur (St. Thomas, Ontario/Oswego State) and junior forward Joey Sollazzo (Ottawa, Ontario/Navan Grads) each scored for the Bears.

The Cardinals struck first at the 7:03 mark as Emmet Powell found the back of the net. The Bears answered with good pressure and made the most of it. Just 2:03 later, McArthur got the equalizer. Potsdam was called for a tripping penalty minutes later, but was able to capitalize anyway. At 11:52, Sollazzo put the Bears in front with a shorthanded marker. Potsdam outshot Wesleyan 10-6 in the first period and took the 2-1 lead into the intermission.

The Bears used four power-plays to control the play in the second period, including a two-minute five-on-three man advantage. They outshot the Wesleyan 15-4 in the middle stanza, but it was the Cardinals getting the period's lone goal. Tyler Levine made it 2-2 at 11:11.

Potsdam was called for elbowing 3:06 in the third and the Cardinals took advantage. Just 37 seconds later, Spencer Fox gave Wesleyan the lead back on a shot from the right point that beat screened sophomore goalie Ryan Glander (Campbell Hall, N.Y./Rochester Junior Monarchs). At 9:18, Fox weaved his way through the Bears defense and scored again. Cam Peritz made it 5-2 on a wrister from the slot at 11:52. Danny Sorabella added a shorthanded goal at 17:42 after Levine forced a turnover at the blue line.

Glander finished with 18 saves, while Tim Sestak stopped 24 shots for the Cardinals. Wesleyan was 1-for-7 on the power play and the Bears were 0-for-6.

Potsdam returns to SUNYAC play next weekend with two games at Morrisville State. The Bears face the Mustangs at 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.


© 2019 by Old School Sports Journal. Proudly created with

  • White Facebook Icon

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

This site is dedicated to the memory of Chuck Kelly, longtime editor of The Journal and Advance News in Ogdensburg and the greatest newsman in the history of Northern New York.