Laker Hockey Duo Earn SUNYAC Weekly Honors

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oswego State men’s ice hockey players Jon Whitelaw (Jr., Huntsville, Ont.) and Andrew Hare (Jr., Burlington, Ont.) have been named the SUNY Athletic Conference Men’s Ice Hockey Player and Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Feb.20.

The top-ranked Lakers moved to 21-2-2 overall and pushed their conference record to 14-0-2 after defeating Plattsburgh and Potsdam last weekend.

Whitelaw posted three points on two goals and an assist to help the No. 1 Lakers clinch the top seed in the upcoming SUNYAC playoffs with wins over Plattsburgh and Potsdam. Whitelaw netted the second goal of the game and assisted the final goal in a 3-0 win against Plattsburgh. He added his second goal of the weekend while on the power play versus Potsdam for the 3-0 victory. Whitelaw is tied atop the conference scoring list with 27 points on 13 goals and 14 assists.

Hare posted back-to-back shutouts to push the Lakers’ winning streak to 11 games. Hare registered 27 saves in Friday night’s win over fourth-ranked Plattsburgh for the first Laker shutout against the Cardinals since Feb. 13, 1998. He backed up that performance with his third shutout of the season by making 19 saves in a win against Potsdam. Hare leads the SUNYAC with a 1.51 goals against average and .938 save percentage in league play.