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Morrisville State hockey wins second straight, hands JWU 8-4 loss

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey team won their second straight, handing visiting Johnson and Wales (Providence, RI) University an 8-4 loss Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA) put Morrisville State on the board first, netting his third goal of the season just 2:29 into the contest off an assist from Bobby Cass (Burlington, ONT) and Chris Wallin (Yardley, PA). Less than a minute later, JWU’s Matt McGilvray (Rochester, NH) evened the contest off a pass from Ryan Jacobs (Derby, VT).

In the second, Morrisville State scored four straight goals within six minutes, the first a power play score from Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) at 10:02 followed by Shultz at 12:30, Wallin at 15:59 and Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) at 16:35 to take a commanding 5-1 lead over the Wildcats.

JWU added a second goal at 18:53 in the period on a power play opportunity from Craig Houle (Burrilville, RI).

Morrisville State put the game away in the third, netting three additional scores, two on power play opportunities. Brent Quinn (Perth, ONT) netted the first just 1:18 into the final period, before Estaban Gonzalez (Little Falls, MN) scored 11 seconds later. Evan Kernohan (Minden, ONT) added the final goal on a power play at 10:47.

Morrisville State netminder, Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) recorded 18 saves in the win for the Mustangs who sweep the weekend over JWU to improve to 4-10-0 overall.

JR Woodard (Picton, ONT) tallied 29 saves in the loss for Johnson and Wales in 36 minutes of play. Charlie Bacon (Hudson, MA) had seven saves in the final 23 minutes.

Morrisville State held the 44-22 advantage in shots on goal and were 3-for-6 in power play opportunities.

Morrisville State returns to the ice Friday at Oswego State. Face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Oswego.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.