Oswego, NY – The Oswego Clearview Squirts wrapped up their regular season hockey schedule recently with games against Midstate, Center State, and the Binghamton-Select team, according to Head Coach Eric Koproski.
In Oswego’s recent game at Cicero’s Twin Rinks against the undefeated Midstate team, the Clearview squad battled throughout the contest before losing 4-2.
The teams were tied after the first period, with Oswego picking up an unassisted goal by forward Nick Burnett. Midstate scored the next four tallies, however, before Oswego’s Andrew Noyes added another at the 11:35 mark of the third period.
Goalie Tyler Wallace registered 19 saves in net to continue his strong season.
“The entire coaching staff and I are very pleased with the way the team has been playing and how well they handle both the losses and wins,” said Koproski. “Their strong efforts against these top teams will be crucial as we head into our season ending tournaments.”
After winning a decisive game in Morrisville against Center State in early January 12-1, Oswego hosted the visiting Mustangs this go around and shut them out 10-0.
The Oswego Clearview Squirts had a balanced scoring attack throughout the contest with Burnett and Mason Bricker picking up three goals and one assist apiece; Noyes added two goals and two assists; Spencer Stepien added a goal and three assists; Bryson Bush had one goal; Alex Koproski added four assists; Jeremy Susino one assist; Lane Phillips one assist; and Isaiah Raby one assist.
Goalie Tyler Wallace registered his fifth shutout of the season in the win and recorded 7 saves.
“The team got the scoring started early and really never quit,” said Koproski. “It was a great opportunity for the kids to execute our offense, while also showing the strength of our defense.”
The following day at SUNY Cortland, Oswego was matched up against the Binghamton-Select team. The Binghamton squad was compromised of the top players from the area’s respective six Squirt teams.
Oswego jumped out on the favored Binghamton team early in the first period when Stepien took a perfect pass from Raby and delivered a one-timer over the Binghamton net-minder’s shoulder. Binghamton would later score with just :39 remaining in the first period to tie it at 1-1. The teams were both held scoreless over the next two periods and the score finished at one goal apiece.
Wallace registered 24 saves in the game.
“We were thrilled with how strong our team played against the Binghamton-select squad,” said Koproski. “It was a great indicator of how well our kids can play.”
Oswego capped off their regular season with a 17-10-3 overall record, and 9-5-2 Snowbelt record.
The Oswego Clearview Squirts coaching staff includes: Head Coach Eric Koproski and Assistants Rob Raby, Dennis Brady, and Jason Livesey.
For more information visit the team’s website at www.eteamz.com/oswegosquirt2.