Oswego, NY – The Oswego Clearview Squirts split a pair of Snowbelt League hockey games this past weekend against Camillus and Ithaca, according to Oswego Head Coach Eric Koproski.
Oswego, now 3-3 on the season, lost a tough 3-2 game against Camillus at Shove Park, and then rebounded the next day with a 3-0 win over visiting Ithaca at Cullinan Ice Rink in Oswego.
“The team played great over the weekend at Camillus, and in our win against Ithaca,” said Koproski. “Every game we’ve played has been close win or lose, and that’s because of the intensity the kids are showing on both ends of the ice.”
In the Camillus game, Oswego forward Alex Koproski got the scoring started at 2:23 of the first period, before Camillus tied it at 1-1. After a scoreless second period, Camillus took a 2-1 lead, before Oswego’s Andrew Noyes notched his fifth goal of the season to tie the game at two apiece. With just over 2 minutes to go in the game, Camillus added a third goal to capture the win 3-2.
Oswego goalie Tyler Wallace once again played exceptional in net recording 26 saves, despite the loss.
In Oswego on the following day against visiting Ithaca, Noyes continued his strong offense, with a goal in the first period. Oswego Squirt Jeremy Susino added to the scoring in the second period, with a goal off an assist from Spencer Stepien. The Squirts secured the shutout win in the third period off a tally by Koproski, to make the final score 3-0.
Wallace had 15 saves against Ithaca in recording his first shutout of the season.
“Tyler continues to impress in net,” said Koproski. “He played a great game against Camillus and earned a well deserved shutout against Ithaca.”
“I am proud of this team week in and week out. We were missing a few players over this past weekend, and everyone really pulled together as a team,” he added.
According to Koproski, the play of Nick Burnett, Bryson Bush, Mason Bricker, Isaiah Raby, Lane Phillips, Patrick Galvin, and Jack Stephens helped contribute to the weekend success.
The Oswego Clearview Squirts coaching staff includes: Head Coach Eric Koproski and Assistants Rob Raby, Dennis Brady, Jason Livesey, and Owen Kelly.
For more information visit the team’s website at www.eteamz.com/oswegosquirt2.