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#1 Quinnipiac Bobcats Vs #3 Harvard Crimson March 19th 2022

ECAC Hockey Men's Hockey Championship
2022 ECAC Men's Hockey Champions
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Kyle Coryea

The Harvard Crimson have crowned the 2022 ECAC Men's Hockey champions in the overtime win over #1 Quinnipiac Bobcats. It would be the finals of the ECAC Men's Hockey Championship from the Herb Brooks Arena in front of 4400 fans for the first time since the covid-19 pandemic had started and it would feature the #1 Quinnipiac Bobcats and #3 Harvard Crimson. The upset-minded Crimson knew the only way they were headed to the NCAA was with a win go off to a quick start on a goal just 1:07 into the game from Ryan Siedem for the early lead. Although the Bobcats would not let the Crimson have the lead long as they would tie the game up at one on the TJ Friedmann goal at the 5:24 mark of the period. The game would stay there till the 9:24 mark of the second period on the powerplay goal from Ian Moore. The game would remain through the rest of the second period and most of the third period until there was 6:16 left in the game the Bobcats would tie the game up on the powerplay goal from Jayden Lee and eventually send the game to overtime. In the overtime, the Crimson would get the game-winner at the 9:18 mark from Matthew Coronato to secure the 3-2 victory and the automatic qualifier spot for the ECAC Hockey. In the winning effort, Matthew Gibson would make 47 saves as they will now head to the NCAA Tournament against Minnesota State while Quinnipiac's Yaniv Perets would make 14 saves but still get the invite to the NCAA Tournament and will take on St. Cloud State. Gallery

#2 Clarkson Golden Knights Vs #3 Harvard Crimson March 18th 2022

ECAC Hockey Men's Hockey Semifinals
goal
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Kyle Coryea

Harvard's Nick Abruzzese (8) with the goal on the rebound to give the Crimson the 2-1 lead. It would be semi-final game number 2 and #2 Clarkson Golden Knights would take on the #3 Harvard Crimson as the Knights would look to retain their title in Lake Placid as they won the last tournament before the shutdown of Covid-19 back in 2019. The game would start off good for the upset minded Crimson as they would get the opening goal from Sean Farrell at the 8:20 mark of the first period. Although the Knights would not end the period quietly as they would get the equalizer with just over five minutes left in the period on the Alex Campbell powerplay goal. The game would stay there till the 10:59 mark of the second period when the Crimson would regain the lead at 2-1 on the Nick Abruzzese goal. Although the Golden Knights would tie the game back up again just two minutes later on the goal by Alex Campbell for the second time on the night and both on the powerplay. Then with just over three minutes left in the period the Golden Knights would get there first lead of the game on the Zach Tsekos goal and make it 3-2 Golden Knights leaded headed to the third period. Although the lead would be short lived as the Crimson would tie game up at the 4:23 mark of the period on Nick Abruzzeses second goal of the game. Then with just under five minutes left in the game the Crimson would take the lead for the third and final time on the night on the Matthew Coronato goal at 4-3 and would also add the empty netter in the closing seconds of the game. In the winning effort the Harvard Crimson advance to the ECAC Hockey Championship against the #1 Quinnipiac Bobcats and Mitchell Gibson would make 24 saves on the night while Clarkson's Ethan Haider would make 29 saves in the losing effort. Gallery

#1 Quinnipiac Bobcats Vs #5 Colgate Red Raiders March 18th 2022

ECAC Hockey Men's Hockey Semifinals
great defensive play
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Kyle Coryea

Quinnipiac's Griffin Mendel (6) with the poke check on Colgate's Alex Dipaolo (28) as they broke into the offensive zone, it would be the return of the ECAC Men's Hockey championships after a 2-year break because of the Covid-19 pandemic to Lake Placid and the Herb Brooks Arena and the fans would welcome them back with 4200 in attendance. The first semi-final of the day would feature the #1 Quinnipiac Bobcats and the #5 Colgate Red Raiders with the winner looking to play for a title on Saturday night. The game would start of good for top seeded bobcats as they would get the opening goal of the game at the 9:23 mark of the first period on the powerplay from Joey Cipollone for the 1-0 lead. The Bobcats would expand their lead to 2-0 with 3:17 left in the first period on the goal by Michael Lombardi as they would end the first period. Although the Red Raiders would come out in the second period and looking to get back in the game and they would on the Griffin Lunn goal just 4:13 into the period. Although that would be the only goal of the period and the Bobcats would hold the 2-1 lead as the second period would come to an end. The teams would go back and forth in the third period and just about halfway through the third period the Bobcats would regain the two goal lead at 3-1 on the Wyatt Bongiovanni. From there the Bobcats would clamp down on the defense and hold on for the 3-1 win. In the winning effort Quinnipiac's Yaniv Perets would make saves on the night as they head back to the ECAC Championship against the winner of Clarkson and Harvard while Colgate's Mitch Benson would make 30 saves in the lose. Gallery

SUNYAC's Men's Hockey Quarterfinals #6 Brockport State Golden Eagles @ #3 Plattsburgh State Cardinals February 26th 2022

scramble goal
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Ryan Hogg (19) with the scramble goal in front of the net to get the Cardinals one the board with 5 minutes left in the first period. The game would start off good for the underdog Golden Eagles as they would get the opening goal of the game from Connor Galloway at the 4:49 mark of the first period. The Cardinals would fight back and get the tying goal at the 13:24 mark from Ryan Hogg. The tie would be short-lived as Connor Galloway would strike again with his second goal of the game just two minutes later to regain the lead at 2-1. Just 1:44 into the second period the Golden Eagles would make it a two-goal game at 3-1 on the powerplay goal by Andrew Harley. From there the Cardinals would take control of the period with five goals in a ten-minute span from Christian DiFelice (twice), Carson Gallagher, Trey Thomas, Thomas Maia and make it a 6-3 Cardinals game with three minutes left in the second period. In the third period just 3:42 into it, Golden Eagles would make it a 6-4 game on the Jacob King goal. Then in a 15-second span with 90 seconds left in the game, the Golden Eagles would score twice and force overtime on Anthony Hora's goal and Connor Galloway's powerplay goal to send it to overtime tied at six. In the overtime at 8:10, the comeback and upset would be complete at the 8:10 mark when Scott Ramaekers would find the back of the night for the 7-6 Golden Eagles win. In the loss for the Cardinals, their season comes to end at 15-8-3 while the Brockport State Golden Eagles head to the semi-finals and will faceoff with the #1 Geneseo Knights. Gallery

crunch
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Bennett Stockdale (15) with the crunching hit along the boards that pancakes the Golden Eagle to the glass. Gallery

#6 Brockport State Golden Eagles @ #3 Plattsburgh State Cardinals February 26th 2022

SUNYAC Men's Hockey Quarterfinals
penalty shot goal
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Thomas Maia (3) with the goal on the penalty shot as he puts it over Brockport State's Nolan Egbert (35) for the goal. It would be the opening round of the SUNYAC Men's Hockey Tournament and the #3 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the #6 Brockport State Golden Eagles. The game would start off good for the underdog Golden Eagles as they would get the opening goal of the game from Connor Galloway at the 4:49 mark of the first period. The Cardinals would fight back and get the tying goal at the 13:24 mark from Ryan Hogg. The tie would be short-lived as Connor Galloway would strike again with his second goal of the game just two minutes later to regain the lead at 2-1. Just 1:44 into the second period the Golden Eagles would make it a two-goal game at 3-1 on the powerplay goal by Andrew Harley. From there the Cardinals would take control of the period with five goals in a ten-minute span from Christian DiFelice (twice), Carson Gallagher, Trey Thomas, Thomas Maia and make it a 6-3 Cardinals game with three minutes left in the second period. In the third period just 3:42 into it, Golden Eagles would make it a 6-4 game on the Jacob King goal. Then in a 15-second span with 90 seconds left in the game, the Golden Eagles would score twice and force overtime on Anthony Hora's goal and Connor Galloway's powerplay goal to send it to overtime tied at six. In the overtime at 8:10, the comeback and upset would be complete at the 8:10 mark when Scott Ramaekers would find the back of the night for the 7-6 Golden Eagles win. In the loss for the Cardinals, their season comes to end at 15-8-3 while the Brockport State Golden Eagles head to the semi-finals and will faceoff with the #1 Geneseo Knights. Gallery

SUNYAC's Men's Hockey Fredonia State Blue Devils @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals February 5th 2022

goal
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Evan Patrie

Plattsburgh State's Adam Tretowicz (21) with the goal as he slides in on the net and puts it in the wide-open corner. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would come into the night looking for the sweep of western new york as they would host the Fredonia State Blue Devils in SUNYAC Men's Hockey action. In the opening period of the game, the Cardinals would have an offensive outburst with five goals Joey Mancuso (twice), Jake Lanyl, Trey Thomas, and Bennet Stockdale. While the Blue Devils would do their best to keep it honest with a goal by Parker Brakebill for a 5-1 game after the first period. In the second period, the Cardinals would keep hitting as they would get two more from Brendan Young and Trey Thomas second of the night for a 7-1 game headed into the third. In that third period, there would be no stopping the Cardinals as they would have another outburst this time for 6 goals from Christian Difelice, Mitchell Hale, Jale Lanyl (second of the game), Jack Ring, Adam Tretowicz, Joey Mancuso to complete his hat trick and secure the 13-1 win. In the winning effort, the Cardinals would have their biggest win since 1998 and go to 13-7-3 on the season as they will be on the road next weekend. Gallery

let the bodies hit the floor
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Evan Patrie

Plattsburgh State's Jake Lanyi (37) with the crunching open-ice hit that sends Fredonia State's Cam Birkeland (5) to the ice on his rear. Gallery

Fredonia State Blue Devils @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals February 5th 2022

SUNYAC Men's Hockey
knocked to the ice and score
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Joey Mancuso (13) with the goal as he cuts across the front of the net and gets knocked to the ice as the puck crosses the line. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would come into the night looking for the sweep of western new york as they would host the Fredonia State Blue Devils in SUNYAC Men's Hockey action. In the opening period of the game, the Cardinals would have an offensive outburst with five goals Joey Mancuso (twice), Jake Lanyl, Trey Thomas, and Bennet Stockdale. While the Blue Devils would do their best to keep it honest with a goal by Parker Brakebill for a 5-1 game after the first period. In the second period, the Cardinals would keep hitting as they would get two more from Brendan Young and Trey Thomas second of the night for a 7-1 game headed into the third. In that third period, there would be no stopping the Cardinals as they would have another outburst this time for 6 goals from Christian Difelice, Mitchell Hale, Jale Lanyl (second of the game), Jack Ring, Adam Tretowicz, Joey Mancuso to complete his hat trick and secure the 13-1 win. In the winning effort, the Cardinals would have their biggest win since 1998 and go to 13-7-3 on the season as they will be on the road next weekend. Gallery

SUNYAC's Men's Hockey Buffalo State Bengals @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals February 4th 2022

shot from the blue
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Evan Patrie

Plattsburgh State's Jack Ring (22) with the shot on the net through the defender from just inside the blueline. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host cross-state foe the Buffalo State Bengals in SUNYAC Men's Hockey action. The game would start off good for the home Cardinals as they would get the opening goal just 2:23 into the game on the Paul Bryer for the 1-0 lead. The Bengals would answer back in about the same amount of time at the 5:06 mark from Nikita Kozyrev to tie the game at one. The Bengals would keep fighting and take the lead at the 12:04 mark of the first on the Tyler Vanuden for the 2-1 lead. The Cardinals would keep looking for the equalizer and they would get that equalizer at the 5:36 mark of the second period on Joey Mancuso's second goal of the night and tie the game at two. Then with just under three minutes left in the period, the Cardinals would regain the lead at 3-2 on the shorthanded goal by Pavel Kharin. The Bengals wouldn't let that stand though as they would for the third time on the night tied the game this time from Andrew Logar at the 7:26 mark of the third period. Although the Cardinals would put the Bengals away once and for all with their second short-handed goal of the game at the 14:29 mark of the third period thanks to Trey Thomas and secure the 4-3. In the winning effort, Jacob Hearne would make 17 saves as they go to 12-7-3 on the season and clinch their spot in the SUNYAC Tournament in a couple of weeks. Gallery

pad save
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Evan Patrie

Plattsburgh State's Jacob Hearne (31) with the pad save that he sends to the back wall as part of a seventeen save night. Gallery

Buffalo State Bengals @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals February 4th 2022

SUNYAC Men's Hockey
goal
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Evan Patrie

Plattsburgh's Joey Mancuso (13) with the goal on the wide-open night as he drops to a knee sliding in. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host cross state foe the Buffalo State Bengals in SUNYAC Men's Hockey action. The game would start off good for the home Cardinals as they would get the opening goal just 2:23 into the game on the Paul Bryer for the 1-0 lead. The Bengals would answer back in about the same amount of time at the 5:06 mark from Nikita Kozyrev to tie the game at one. The Bengals would keep fighting and take the lead at the 12:04 mark of the first on the Tyler Vanuden for the 2-1 lead. The Cardinals would keep looking for the equalizer and they would get that equalizer at the 5:36 mark of the second period on Joey Mancuso's second goal of the night and tie the game at two. Then with just under three minutes left in the period, the Cardinals would regain the lead at 3-2 on the shorthanded goal by Pavel Kharin. The Bengals wouldn't let that stand though as they would for the third time on the night tied the game this time from Andrew Logar at the 7:26 mark of the third period. Although the Cardinals would put the Bengals away once and for all with their second short-handed goal of the game at the 14:29 mark of the third period thanks to Trey Thomas and secure the 4-3. In the winning effort, Jacob Hearne would make 17 saves as they go to 12-7-3 on the season and clinch their spot in the SUNYAC Tournament in a couple of weeks. Gallery

SUNYAC's Men's Hockey Brockport State Golden Eagles @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 28th 2022

scramble goal
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Carson Gallager (28) would get the goal as they crash the net on the scramble in front of the net for the goal. It would be a SUNYAC affair as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Brockport State Golden Eagles in Men's College Hockey action, The game would start off with fury as in 2:30 span from the 5:20 to the 8:03 mark of the first period the Cardinals would light the lamp three times from Kevin Weaver Vitale, Adam Tretowics, and Jacob Modry for a 3-0 lead. The Eagles would get into the action at the 11:54 mark of the first period on a goal from Ryan Romeo to make it a 3-1 game. Although the Cardinals would regain the three-goal lead at the 13:41 mark Carson Gallagher would get in on the action to make it a 4-1 game. That is where the game would stay till the 5:36 mark of the second period when Connor Galloway would score for the Eagles to get them back within 2 goals at 4-2. That is where the game would stay all the way till the last 90 seconds of the game when Ryan Romeo would get second of the game to make it a 4-3 game down the stretch. Although the Cardinals would off the Eagles late surge for the 4-3 win. In the winning effort, the Cardinals go to 11-7-3 as Jacob Hearne would have 18 saves on the night to get his first career NCAA to win. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend as they will host Buffalo State and Fredonia. Gallery

glove save
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Jacob Hearne (31) with the glove save as part of an 18 save night for first career college win. Gallery

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