Oswego State Men’s Ice Hockey Defeats Hamilton 8-2

Behind four goals and two assists from Justin Fox (Jr., Whitby, Ont.) and Eric Selleck (So., Spencerville, Ont.), the top-ranked Oswego State men’s ice hockey team defeated Hamilton College 8-2 on Friday night in Clinton, N.Y. The Lakers faced a 2-1 deficit after the first period, but scored five goals in the second to take control of the game. Oswego State goalie Paul Beckwith (So., Cleveland, Ohio) recorded 21 saves on 23 shots, while the Lakers moved to 12-1-0 overall. The Continentals fell to 3-3-1.

Senior captain Tyler Lyon (Sr., Foxboro, Ont.) started the scoring for Oswego State with a power-play goal at 13:28 in the first period, as Paul Rodrigues (Fr., Etobicoke, Ont.) and Luke Moodie (Fr., Burlington, Ont.) received assists. Hamilton responded in the latter stages of the stanza with a pair of power-play goals from Andrew White and Chris Lorenc to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

The Lakers quickly tied the contest at 1:06 the second period when Fox scored his eighth goal of the season with 25 seconds remaining in a 5-on-3 skater advantage. Chris Laganiere (Jr., Owego, N.Y.) and Jon Whitelaw (Fr., Huntsville, Ont.) were credited with assists on the goal. Two minutes later, assistant captain Neil Musselwhite (Sr., Burlington, Ont.) netted the eventual game-winning goal as Kevin Huinink (Jr., Whitby, Ont.) and Lyon earned assists. Before the end of the frame, Oswego State received two goals from Selleck and another score by Fox to gain a 6-2 advantage with 20 minutes to play.

Head coach Ed Gosek’s squad tacked on two more goals in the third period as Tyler Leimbrock (Fr., Bolton, Ont.) and Moodie scored their third and seventh goals of the season, respectively, to cruise to the 8-2 win.

The Lakers fired 49 shots on goal compared to 23 shots for Hamilton. Each team finished the game with two power-play goals as Oswego State went 2-for-7 and the Continentals were 2-for-6. Calvin Bartel compiled 25 saves in 36:56, while Scott Hefferman made 16 saves in 23:04 for Hamilton.

The Lakers wrap up the 2009 portion of their schedule at the Campus Center Arena in Oswego against 2009 NCAA Final Four participant Hobart. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

Box Score: http://www.collegehockeystats.net/0910/boxes/mhamosw1.d11