swego, NY – The Oswego State men’s ice hockey team used a three-goal first period a short-handed goal in the waning minutes of the game to take down Cortland, 4-2.
With the win, Oswego improves to 13-4-2 on the season and 6-3-1 in SUNYAC play.
The Lakers used a barrage of goals in the final five minutes of the first period to take control of the contest.
Oswego’s first goal came from Chris Waterstreet on an assist from Brandon Adams at 15:22.
Just over four minutes later, the Lakers were at it again, this time with Kenny Neil netting a goal off passes from Shawn Hulshof and Manny Gialedakis.
That goal came at 19:24 and just 28 seconds later, Oswego notched another score.
Mike Montagna won a faceoff to Nick Rivait, who fired a shot at 19:52 that screamed past the Cortland goaltender.
Cortland did not go away, however, as it cut the Laker lead to 3-1 in the second and eventually 3-2 with exactly four minutes remaining in regulation.
Situations got worse when Morgan Bonner was whistled for checking from behind with 17:28 showing on the clock.
The Lakers showed their grit on the penalty kill, as Adams was able to steal the puck away from the Red Dragons.
He created a break away with the steal, which he completed with a shorthanded goal, beating the goalie one-on-one at 18:25.
Justin Gilbert earned the victory between the pipes, stopping 28 Cortland attempts in the outing.
Oswego will be back on the ice at 7 p.m. on Friday when it travels to Morrisville for the first game of a two-game weekend series.