The Oswego State Mens Club Hockey team traveled to Pittsburgh recently for two games with Duquesne University and came away with a win and a loss. The Dukes are ranked #20 nationally and are members of the Mid America Conference of the ACHA.
The first game was won by the Lakers as they defeated Duquesne 6-5. Laker freshman Chris Covel started the scoring for the Lakers 6 minutes into the period. He scored his second goal of the game with 16 seconds left in the first period. Duquesne then went up 3-2 and Laker Jordan Romano evened the score with just 26 seconds left in the second period.
The third period saw Oswego StateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Adam Webster scoring along with Nick Atkins. Duquesne evened the score by scoring two goals but with just 2 seconds left in regulation senior James Mitchell put the Lakers ahead for good. Assisting on the goals were Romano, Atkins, Matt Saramak and Brad Kervin. Sophomore goalie Anthony Sellitti had 40 saves for Oswego.
Chris Covel was awarded the first star of the game as he had 2 goals and 2 assists for Oswego. He is the leading scorer for the Lakers.
The following afternoon, the two teams faced each other again , this time with the win going to Duquesne as they defeated Oswego 6-0. Sharing the goaltending duties for Oswego were sophomore Mike Reid and freshman Matt McClellan.
Oswego is now 3-2 on their season and will travel to S. Bonaventure this Friday for an NECHL game. They then travel to MVCC on Saturday for a non-league game.
They will host league rival Rutgers University for a two game series October 30 and 31. The puck will drop at 7:00 on October 30 and at 2:00 on October 31. All Laker games are played at the Campus Center Arena and admissions is free to the games. Oswego is a D1ACHA member of the NECHL and sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University.
For a complete schedule, statistics and roster, please visit the website at www.oswego.edu/ice hockey.