CANTON, N.Y. – The nationally-ranked Oswego State men’s ice hockey team used a four-goal second period to upend SUNY Canton on the road on Friday night.
With the victory, Oswego remain perfect on the year and are fine-tuned for a top-10 matchup at home on Saturday night.
Result: #6/7 Oswego 6, SUNY Canton 2
Records: Oswego (2-0-0) | SUNY Canton (1-4-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Senior transfer Josh Nenadal lit the lamp first for the Lakers – his first tally in a Laker uniform – at 8:27 of the first period.
Nenadal was helped on the goal by Josh LeBlanc and Kristoffer Brun, with the assist being LeBlanc’s first of his career.
Canton was able to register the equalizer with less than a minute remaining in the opening period, sending the contest to the first intermission tied at one goal apiece.
The Laker adjustment’s made during the first intermission paid off, as the visiting team owned the middle 20 minutes.
Anthony Passero opened the flood gates at 4:37 to give Oswego a 2-1 advantage.
Oswego then recorded a triplicate of power-play goals, with one coming in the 12th minutes and a pair in the final 60 seconds.
Josh Zizek’s goal at 11:28 was the first of the power-play notches and proved to be the eventual game-winner.
Zizek added his second goal of the game in the final period for the junior’s third-career, two-goal game.
Also having a multiple-point outing were Tyler Currie, Derek Brown and Michael Gillespie.
Currie assisted on three Laker goals to set a new single-game, career-high for the junior.
Brown followed his teammate’s footsteps by staying in the assist column with two helpers while Gillespie split his points between a goal and an assist.
One of the three extra-man goals in the second period came from reigning SUNYAC Rookie of the Week Travis Broughman, closing out the Laker scoring in the contest.
Also finishing with points for Oswego were Max Novick, Aaron Huffnagle and Joseph Molinaro, each with an assist apiece.
Cedric Hansen spent the entire game between the pipes for the Lakers, stopping 15 Kangaroo shots to move to 1-0-0 on the year.
Oswego returns home to host No. 5/11 Hobart College in a USCHO Top 10 matchup at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Marano Campus Center Arena.