Laker Men’s Ice Hockey blanks Connecticut

Oswego, N.Y. – The nationally-ranked Oswego State men’s ice hockey team improved to 7-2-2 on the season with a 5-0 win over visiting Connecticut College at the Campus Center Ice Arena.

Oswego had no trouble moving past the Camels on Tuesday, as the #10/12 Lakers got on the board 13 minutes into the game and never looked back.

Mike Wills found the back of the net first at 13:41 off assists from Beau Order andKenny Neil.

The Lakers found a way to lengthen their lead to 2-0 in the second period when Denton King buried a goal with help from Manny Gialedakis.

Enter the third period with a two-goal advantage, Oswego would more than double its margin in the final stanza. Just four minutes into the period, Matt Galati scored on a power-play opportunity.

Andrew Barton and Alex Botten were both in on the action, earning assists.

Then, at the 11:11 mark, Neil found his way back on the scorecard, this time with a goal off a pass from reigning Oswego Athlete of the Week and SUNYAC Player of the Week, Mike Montagna.

Bobby Gertsakis gave the Lakers a 5-0 lead just 1:41 later as Botten assisted on his second score of the night.

Sophomore Justin Gilbert earned the shutout win in net for the Lakers, stopping 21 Camel attempts.

Oswego will try to carry its momentum into a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Nazareth College in Rochester.