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Potsdam skates to 7-2 win over Morrisville State hockey

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Potsdam out scored Morrisville State 5-0 in the final two periods to hand the Mustangs the 7-2 SUNYAC loss Friday night in Morrisville.

Morrisville State took an early 1-0 lead, as forward Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) netted the first score of the contest at 5:52 off a pass from Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, Ontario) in the first period.

Nearly five minutes later, Fraser Smith (Fonthill, Ontario) and Steve Cornelissen (Courtice, Ontartio) found Connor Treacy (Markham, Ontario) to even the contest for the Bears.

Geoff Matzel (Chittenango, NY) regained the short lived lead for the Mustangs at 14:44 off a pass from Sgarbossa and Calderone before Potsdam’s Luke Beck (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) netted a power play score at 17:40 to send the game into the second period tied at two.

In the second period, Anthony Proteau (Montreal, Quebec) gave Potsdam the go ahead score at 7:14, igniting the Bear’s attack on goal for two additional scores in a five minute span, Treacy’s second score of the night at 8:49 and a goal from Jeff Zatorski (Welland, Ontario) at 12:18.

Smith added his second of the night at 1:49 in the third off an assist from Treacy and Matt Rhymer (Kingston, Ontario), extending the Potsdam lead to 6-2. Sy Nutkevitch (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec) put the game away with the seventh Bears score with just over three minutes remaining in the contest.

Rick Miller (Fort Erie, Ontario) earned the win in net, saving 29, as Potsdam improves to 2-2-1 overall, 2-1 in SUNYAC action.

Morrisville State’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, British Columbia) saved 42 in the loss as the Mustangs drop to 0-5 overall, 0-3 in the SUNYAC).

Morrisville State returns to the ice tomorrow night, hosting nationally ranked SUNY Plattsburgh at 7 p.m. at the Morrisville State IcePlex.
Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. 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 offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.