The Oswego State Mens Club Hockey Team played 3 non- league games last weekend and went 1-2.
The Lakers traveled to the University of Rochester and came away with a 13-4 victory. Goaltender Sal Annunziata was in net for the first time as a Laker and had 34 saves for Oswego. Goals were scored by Tom Rahill (3),Chris Covel, Mike Renick (2),Chris Cavanaugh, Matt Potrzeba,Chrsi Flynn, Dillon Tamer, James Hollowell and Cam Herlan. Assists were credited to DJ Mazzoni, Bobby Drexler, Hollowell, Covel and Herlan.
The following night Oswego hosted #20 Robert Morris of PA. The Lakers had a tough first period as they found themselves down 5-1. However they came back scoring 3 in the second period but Robert Morris scored twice. The third period was a defensive victory for the Lakers as the visitors were only able to score once. The final score was 8-4 in favor of Robert Morris. Goaltending duties were shared by Mike Reid and Aaron Frohm. Freshman Dillon Tamer scored twice for Oswego and DJ Mazzoni and Chris Cavanaugh scored the other Laker goals.
The second game of the two game series was played at the Cicero Twin Rinks with Robert Morris again winning 7-2. The first period was up and down the ice and was only 2-1 at the end of the period. Robert Morris’ size and ability was hard to beat as they scored 3 times to Oswego’s 1 in the second and then they scored 2 more times in the third period.
Sophomore goaltender Aaron Frohm was spectacular in net as he faced 69 shots.
Laker coach Jay Peacock was not discouraged as he noted that these two games were a great tune up to the team’s upcoming league games this weekend. He noted that with the exception of a few defensive breakdowns and a few untimely penalties, the Lakers hung with the nationally ranked team from Pa.
Oswego faces Cornell this weekend for a home and home series. The team will travel to the JM McDonald Sports Center on Saturday to play Cornell at 5:30 and on Sunday the two teams will face off at the Campus Center Rink at 2:00. The Lakers are hoping for a large home crowd for Parent’s Weekend.
The team is sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University, Tavern on the Lock Restaurant in Fulton, Uniforms, Etc. in Fulton, Clean Check Hockey and Bags for Sports. All home games are webcast live and admission to all home games is free. For a complete schedule, visit the website at www.oswego.edu/icehockey.