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Morrisville State hockey begins 2010 with victory over St. Michaels College

BURLINGTON, VT – Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey posted a 5-1 victory over Holiday Classic Tournament host St. Michaels College Saturday night in Burlington, Vermont, netting their first victory in 2010. With the win, the Mustangs improve to 4-8-0 overall.

Matt Salmon (Orillia, ONT) gave Morrisville State the early lead, netting the score just 3:26 into the first period and teammate Stefan Carnegie (Woodbridge, ONT) extended the lead to two, netting the eventual game winner at 11:54.

Just over three minutes later, a Morrisville State penalty allowed Brady Earle to cut the Mustang lead to one, as Earle fired the lone St. Michael score past goaltender Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) on the power play opportunity.

In the second, Morrisville State fired off three straight scores for the commanding four goal lead over St. Michaels, the first at 9:16 from Bobby Cass (Burlington, ONT) who netted his sixth goal of the season.

Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) gave Morrisville the 4-1 advantage at 16:31, before Geoff Matzel (Chittenango, NY) netted a power play goal at 18:39 to close out the period with the Mustangs leading 5-1.

In the third, Relkoff turned away 10 of his total 27 saves on the night to secure the win for Morrisville State.

Salmon, Calderone and Cass each added an assist to their tallies on the night.

Morrisville State returns to the ice tomorrow afternoon against Hamilton College in the second day of action for the holiday tournament. The puck is scheduled to drop at 12:50 p.m.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.