CLINTON, N.Y. – Another third-period offensive burst helped the second-ranked Oswego State men’s ice hockey team defeat Hamilton (7-8-1), 6-1, Saturday afternoon at Sage Rink. The Lakers (14-2-2) held a tenuous one-goal lead heading into the final 20 minutes until they scored five goals in the final 13 minutes. Luke Moodie (Jr., Oakville, Ont.) posted his second straight two-goal game and extended his goal-scoring streak to four consecutive contests, while Hank Van Boxmeer (Sr., Orange, Calif.) recorded a goal and two assists.
Moodie scored his first goal of the game at 15:32 in the first period when he one-timed a shot from the far post after receiving a series of passes from Paul Rodrigues (Jr., Etobicoke, Ont.) and Jon Whitelaw (Jr., Huntsville, Ont.) for the only score of the frame.
The 1-0 score stood through the second period, as well, despite the Lakers receiving three power-play chances.
It would not be until the seventh minute of the third period that Oswego State would score its next goal. After a faceoff in the Lakers’ zone, Kyle Badham (So., Oakville, Ont.) moved the puck up to Chris Ayotte (Jr., Cornwall, Ont.), who carried the puck through neutral ice before firing a wrist shot past Gibbar at 6:55. Van Boxmeer also earned an assist on the play. On the ensuing shift, Oswego State struck again when Chris Carr (Fr., Burlington, Ont.) sent a pass from behind the net to Chris Brown (Jr., Centreville, Ont.) in front of the net 15 seconds later.
Minutes later, Moodie tallied his second goal of the game when he lifted a shot under the crossbar at 9:55 with assists going to Taylor Farris (Jr., Oakville, Ont.) and Van Boxmeer. Following a Hamilton interference penalty, Van Boxmeer scored his second goal of the season with a slap shot between the circles following a saved Chris Muise (Jr., Oakville, Ont.). Tyler Leimbrock (Jr., Bolton, Ont.) received the second assist on the play at 16:41.
Less than a minute later, Hamilton ended the shutout bid when Anthony Scarpino scored his 11th goal of the year to make the score 5-1. However, David Titanic (So., Markham, Ont.) joined the scoring act at 18:29 with assists awarded to Tim Carr (Jr., Burlington, Ont.) and Chris Carr.
Daniel Jones (Jr., Richmond Hill, Ont.) picked up his third win of the season by registering 21 saves, while Cam Gibbar stopped 38 shots in the loss.
Oswego State continues to play on the road next weekend when it plays at Geneseo on Friday and Brockport on Saturday.