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Morrisville State hockey nets 5-3 win over Potsdam Bears

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College men’s hockey netted three goals in the final period to claim the 5-3 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over visiting SUNY Potsdam Friday afternoon at the IcePlex in Morrisville.

Potsdam was first to get on the board, taking the 1-0 lead late in the first period as Spencer Noyes (Oneida, NY) connected for the score off a pass in front of net from Nick Leigh (Barrie, ONT) and Tyler Swan (Barrie, ONT) at 18:56. Seconds later Morrisville State’s Bobby Cass (Burlington, NY) evened the contest with just nine seconds remaining from the left side of the ice off a pass from John Watkins (Canton, MI).

Nearly five minutes into the second period, Sy Nutkevitch (Dollard-Des_Ormeaux, QUE) and Connor Treacy (Markham, ONT) found Fraser Smith (Fonthill, QUE) to regain the lead for the Bears.

Morrisville State’s Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) evened the contest for the Mustangs at 14:39, tipping the initial shot from Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) for the score sending the game into the final period notched at two. Geoff Matzel (Chittenango, NY) was also credited with the assist.

In the final period, Morrisville State took their first lead of the contest just 1:37 in as Calderone and Matzel connected with Alarie for the score.

Nearly 15 minutes later, Treacy tallied his first of the night on a break away to even the contest for the Bears, netting the score at 16:37 off an assist from Zach Juliano (White River Junction, VT) and Leigh.

Just over a minute later, Cass collected his own rebound and put the puck past Trevor O’Neill (Keswick, ONT), regaining the one goal advantage for the Mustangs before Matzel put the game away with an empty net score at 18:34. Alarie and Calderone were credited with the assists.

Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) saved 31 in net for the Mustangs, including 10 in the final period, as Morrisville State improves to 3-2-0 overall, 2-1-0 in SUNYAC action.

The Mustangs held the 49-34 advantage in shots on the night.

O’Neill recorded 44 saves in the loss for Potsdam as the Bears fall to 2-3-0 overall, 2-3-0 in SUNYAC play.

Morrisville State returns to the ice tomorrow night, hosting third nationally ranked SUNY Plattsburgh at 7 p.m. at the IcePlex on the Morrisville State campus.

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.