Laker Pair Earn SUNYAC Honors

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Paul Rodrigues (Sr., Etobicoke, Ontario) and Andrew Hare (Sr., Burlington, Ontario) of the men’s ice hockey team have all been named the SUNYAC Player of the Week  and Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Dec. 9.

It marks the second time this season that both players have received conference recognition.

Rodrigues netted a goal in each Oswego State game against ninth-ranked Utica and fourth-ranked Hobart. Rodrigues’ goal versus the Pioneers pulled the Lakers to within one goal with 4.4 seconds left in regulation. He scored the Lakers’ second goal in the first minute of the second period at Hobart, where Oswego State handed the Statesmen their first loss of the season in overtime. Rodrigues leads the nation in scoring with 24 points (9-15-24) and 2.18 points per game for the Lakers.

Hare compiled 74 saves and a .949 save percentage against ninth-ranked Utica and fourth-ranked Hobart this past weekend. Against the Pioneers, Hare stopped 30 shots, including a pair of 1-on-1 breakaways to keep Oswego State within striking distance of the Pioneers in a 3-2 loss. On Saturday, Hare handed Hobart its first loss of the season after turning aside 44 shots, including 15 in the third period.