The Oswego State Mens Club Hockey team traveled to Binghamton University last week and defeated the Bearcats 6-2 in an important NECHL game.
Laker forward DJ Mazzoni started off the scoring with just 2:21 left in the first period. Binghamton answered right back just before the buzzer sounded to even the score. Oswego scored again late in the second period as Chris Covel, on a pass from Chris Cavanaugh and Greg Molfese, fired it past the Binghamton goalie. The Bearcats answered once again and at the end of the 2nd period the score was 2-2.
Oswego came out for the third period and broke the game wide open as they scored 4 unanswered goals to defeat Binghamton 6-4. Scoring for Oswego were Chris MacRae. Covel, Ryan Grant and Cam Herlan with assists being credited to Chris Timmons (2), Tom Rahill, Connor Crawley and Bobby Drexler. Aaron Frohm was credited with the win as he stopped 40 shots.
Oswego will travel to SUNY Canton this weekend to participate in the fourth annual Terry Martin Pride’s Corners hockey invitational tournament. The Lakers are the defending champions, as they defeated SUNY Canton and John Carroll University to win the trophy last year. This year’s participants are SUNY Canton, John Carroll and Scranton University, who Oswego will face in the first game on Friday.
The Oswego players will be wearing blue and gold stickers on their helmets during the tournament in memory of former Canton player, Corey Bercume, who tragically died last year. Corey was a native of Potsdam, NY and a high school teammate of Laker Captain Adam Webster. The Laker team wanted to honor Corey’s memory with his initials on their helmets.
The team will break for the Thanksgiving holiday before they return to the Campus Center for two home games December 3, when they will host St. Bonaventure and December 4 when the Ithaca Bombers come to Oswego. The Ice Effects, the Oswego State synchronized skating team, will perform their routine during the Sunday, December 4 game. Team Mini, the mini zamboni which was designed and built by students from the Technology Department, will make a return appearance at a future home game, date to be announced.
The Lakers are a D1 ACHA team and a member of the NECHL. They are sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant, Fulton, Uniforms, Etc., Fulton, Damn Good T-Shirts, Bags for Sports and Battle Axe Hockey, Oswego. All home games are live cast on the web through the website at www.oswego.edu/icehockey and admission is free to all home games. For more information on the team, pictures, videos, and stats, please visit the website.