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Morrisville State hockey skates to 4-2 win over Bengals

BUFFALO, N.Y.­ – Morrisville State College freshman forward Matt Salmon (Orillia, ON) scored twice and assisted another to lead the Mustangs to the 4-2 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory over host Buffalo State College Friday night in Buffalo.

Morrisville State took advantage of the 5-on-3 opportunity midway through the first half, netting two power play goals within 26 seconds, the first from Tom Longland (Dunnville, ON) at 15:13 with assists to Rob Sgarbossa (Campbellville, ON) and Salmon. Salmon then converted the Mustangs second power play score off a blue line pass from Longland at 15:39 for the 2-0 lead.

D’Arcy Thomas cut the lead to one for the Bengals nearly eight minutes into the second period, but another Buffalo State penalty proved costly as Dana Calderone (Bronx, NY) put away Morrisville State’s third power play score at 9:29 to regain the two goal lead for the Mustangs.

In the third, Nick Petriello pulled Buffalo State to within one for the second time of the night with 14 minutes to go in the contest, but Morrisville State’s Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) made six stops in the period to hold off the Bengals.

Salmon secured the win netting an empty net score with seven seconds left on the clock.

Relkoff tallied 29 saves in the contest, as Morrisville State improves to 8-15-0 overall, 5-9 in SUNYAC action.

Buffalo State’s Johnathan Sourwine made 28 stops in 58:41, allowing three goals, as the Bengals drop to 6-18-1 overall, 2-14-0 in conference play.

Morrisville State returns to the ice tomorrow at SUNY Fredonia for a 7 p.m. face-off in Fredonia.

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.