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Hamilton nets 7-2 victory over Morrisville State hockey

BURLINGTON, VT – Hamilton College’s Chris Lorenc (Clifton, NJ) scored twice, including the game winner in the second period, to lead the Continentals to the 7-2 victory over Morrisville State hockey Sunday afternoon at the St. Michael’s College Holiday Tournament in Burlington, Vermont.

Hamilton led 2-0 after the first period, before Morrisville State was whistled for a penalty early in the second period, where Lorenc took advantage of the power play opportunity, netting the man advantage score 4:43 into the period. Hamilton added two quick scores within 30 seconds late in the second to take the commanding 5-0 lead heading into the final stance.

After a quick score by Hamilton in the fourth minute in the third period, Morrisville State’s Ivan Oliinyk (Kiev, Ukraine) was able to put Mustangs on the board, netting the score off assists from Rafal Plonski (Warsaw, Poland) and Adam Hercules (Toronto, ONT) at 4:37.

Kyle Roberts (Whitesboro, NY) added the second Morrisville State score at 16:03. Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) and Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) were credited with the assists.

Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) recorded the loss in net, saving 19-of-24 shots against in 40 minutes of play for Morrisville State. Dave Labaff (Potsdam, NY) stopped seven in the final 20 minutes.

Scott Hefferman saved 26, including 11 in the second period, in the win for Hamilton.

Alarie was named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the tournament.

Morrisville State (4-9-0) returns to the ice January 15th at Neumann College.

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.