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Cortland shut out as Morrisville State hockey tallies 5-0 conference win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Junior goaltender Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) stopped all 41 shots against to earn the shutout victory Friday night as Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey handed visiting SUNY Cortland the 5-0 SUNYAC loss in Morrisville.

Morrisville State took the early lead just 1:47 into the first when Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, ON) found Nick Kulas (Parma, MI) in front of the net for the score. In the 12th minute of the period, Jonathan Cristini (Mississauga, ON) tipped away a Cortland pass, breaking away into the Mustangs offensive zone where Matt Salmon (Orillia, ON) collected the rebound off Cristini’s initial shot for the short handed score and two goal advantage for Morrisville State.

Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ON) extended the lead to three for Morrisville State 2:50 into the second period, firing the puck from the right side of the ice off passes from Derek Matheson (Durham, ON) and Geoff Matzel (Chittenango, NY) for the power play score.

Four minutes later, Matzel rifled one of his own past Cortland netminder Doug Danzi (Nesconset, NY), with assists credited to John Watkins (Canton, MI) and Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY).

Salmon tallied his second of the night 8:35 into the third with Chris Cerbino (Highland, NY) and Cristini recording the assists as Morrisville State tallied the 5-0 win.

Relkoff secured the win in net for the Mustangs, making all 41 stops, including 16 in the second period to earn his seventh win of the season between the pipes.

Danzi saved nine in the first 26 minutes of play, allowing four goals. Mike Reilly (New York, NY) stopped 22 in the final 33 minutes.

Morrisville State (7-14-0, 4-9-0 SUNYAC) returns to the ice to host top nationally ranked SUNY Oswego tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the IcePlex.

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.