The Oswego State Mens Club Hockey team traveled to Lynah Arena on the Cornell University Campus recently and came away with a hard fought win against the Ithaca College Bombers. Senior James Mitchell scored, unassisted, with 1:33 remaining in the first period to put the Lakers on top, 1-0.. Ithaca came back in the second scoring two quick goals but OswegoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Adam Webster tied it up with assists being credited to Brad Kervin and Brandon Clark. The Bombers then went ahead 3-2 but Laker freshman Chris Covel , on passes from Nick Atkins and James Mitchell, made it 3-3 with 6 minutes remaining in the period. The game stayed tied at the end of regulation and ACHA rules dictate that there has to be a 5 minute sudden death overtime period added to the game. 6 seconds into that overtime period, Senior assistant captain Greg Distin scored from a pass from Tim Rinck to give the Lakers an NECHL victory.
Sophomore goaltender Mike Reid once again made some spectacular saves in the net as he faced 37 shots.
The Lakers travel to nationally ranked Duquesne this weekend for two non league games. They then travel to St. Bonaventure and Mohawk Valley Community College before they return home to host Rutgers University on October 30 and 31 . Admission is free to all home games.
Local players on the Laker team are Greg Distin (Fulton) and Greg King (Oswego). The head coach of the Lakers is Jay Peacock (Mexico) and the team is sponsored by the Student Association of Oswego State University. For a complete schedule, roster and team pictures, visit the website at www.oswego.edu/icehockey.