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Alarie nets hat trick to lead Morrisville State to 5-4 win over Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y. – Morrisville State College senior captain, Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) netted the hat trick, including the game winning score with 8:27 remaining in the third, to lead the Mustangs to the 5-4 SUNYAC win over SUNY Potsdam Friday night in Potsdam.

With the win, Morrisville State sweeps Potsdam this season, and picks up its third overall SUNYAC victory, improving to 6-13-0 overall, 3-8-0 in conference action.

Morrisville State was quick to respond to each Potsdam score posted on the scoreboard throughout the night before Alarie put the Mustangs ahead 5-4 with three seconds to go on the power play opportunity midway through the final stance.

Morrisville State netminder Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) secured the win for the Mustangs, turning away 34 on the night, including 11 in the final period.

Matt Salmon (Orillia, ON) and Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) each netted a score, Calderone adding an assist, while Derek Matheson (Durham, ON) tallied two assists in the win.

Morrisville State returns to the ice tomorrow night, playing fifth nationally ranked SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh.

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.