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Morrisville State hockey stuns Brockport, skates to 3-1 win

BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey team stunned host SUNY Brockport Saturday night, skating to a 3-1 SUNYAC win in Brockport.

Morrisville State’s Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, ONT) gave the Mustangs the 1-0 lead at 10:31 in the first, scoring off a pass from Brett Quinn (Perth, ONT) and Dave Shultz (Trucksville, PA).

Brockport tied the contest early in the second period, as Tim Crowley netted the score at 3:54. Morrisville State’s Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) regained the one goal advantage at 10:57 for the Mustangs netting the power play score off a pass from Keith Williams (Whitesboro, NY), taking the 2-1 lead into the final period. Morrisville was 1-of-3 in power play opportunities on the night.

Quinn sealed the win for the Mustangs, netting an empty net goal at 19:16 in the third.

Brockport out shot the Mustangs 47-27, but netminder Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) had a career-high performance, saving 46 of 47 shots, including five in the closing minutes in the final period, giving Morrisville State the win.

Brockport’s Todd Sheridan tallied 24 saves in net for the Golden Eagles (6-10-2, 3-5-1 SUNYAC).

Morrisville State (5-20-0, 1-15 SUNYAC) returns to the ice Tuesday at Oswego State, for a charity fundraiser, the 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.