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SUNYAC Men's Hockey: Cortland State Red Dragons @ #13 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 21st 2023

scramble in front
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Josh Belgrave would get the opening goal of the game on the scramble play in front of the net. The #13 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would finish off hall of fame weekend as they would host the Cortland State Red Dragons and before and during the game they would honor former coach Bob Emery, the 1980-81 team, and the 2000-01 team. As for the game itself, the Cardinals would dominate the game as the Cardinals would outshoot the Red Dragons 49-12 on the night. It would take all the way till the second period before we would have the first goal of the game and it would be from Josh Belgrave on the scramble in front of the net at the 9:436 mark of the period. The game would stay there till the 3:04 mark of the third period when the Red Dragons would tie the game at one on the Sutter Donegan goal. The game would stay there till there were about six minutes left in the game when the Cardinals would score on the Bennett Stockdale wrap-around goal to secure the 2-1 victory. In the winning effort, Eli Shiffler would make 11 saves as the Cardinals go to 13-4-2 on the season. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend as they take to the road and will face off with the Brockport State Golden Eagles and Geneseo State Knights. Gallery

offenese zone face off
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Mitchell Hale (26) with the offensive zone face-off win against Cortland State's Jake Ballagh (21). Gallery

Cortland State Red Dragons @ #13 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 21st 2023

SUNYAC Men's Hockey
wrap around goal
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Bennett Stockdale (14) with the wrap-around goal for the game-winner in the late stages of the game. The #13 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would finish off hall of fame weekend as they would host the Cortland State Red Dragons and before and during the game they would honor former coach Bob Emery, the 1980-81 team, and the 2000-01 team. As for the game itself, the Cardinals would dominate the game as the Cardinals would outshoot the Red Dragons 49-12 on the night. It would take all the way till the second period before we would have the first goal of the game and it would be from Josh Belgrave on the scramble in front of the net at the 9:436 mark of the period. The game would stay there till the 3:04 mark of the third period when the Red Dragons would tie the game at one on the Sutter Donegan goal. The game would stay there till there were about six minutes left in the game when the Cardinals would score on the Bennett Stockdale wrap-around goal to secure the 2-1 victory. In the winning effort, Eli Shiffler would make 11 saves as the Cardinals go to 13-4-2 on the season. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend as they take to the road and will face off with the Brockport State Golden Eagles and Geneseo State Knights. Gallery

SUNYAC Men's Hockey: #6 Oswego State Lakers @ #13 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 20th 2023

hard hit
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Matt Araujo (18) with the hard hit on Oswego State's Alex Dicarlo (23) that sends him to the bench. It would be the classic rivalry returning to the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena for their third match-up of the season as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Oswego State Lakers with both teams ranked inside the top 15 in the country. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would be looking to avenge two earlier seasons' losses to the Lakers as they would take the early 1-0 lead just 5:27 into the first period on the Jacob Modry goal and with it, the red stress balls would hit the ice as it was stress ball night at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. Then at the 12:03 mark of the period the Cardinals would extend their lead to 2-0 on the Riley Sutherland goal. That is where the game would stay all the way till the 41-second mark of the third period when Ryan Bonfield would score to make it a 3-0 Cardinal game. Then just three minutes later the Cardinals would take control of the game on the Carson Gallagher goal to make it a 4-0 Cardinals. Then on the powerplay at the 6:29 mark of the period the Cardinals would make it a 5-0 game on the Luk Jirousek goal. Then with under seven minutes left in the game the Cardinals would end their assault on the night on the Bennett Stockdale goal as it would be the sixth different scorer in the game. The Lakers would break up the shutout bid with under 4 minutes left in the game when Matt McQuade scored to make it a 6-1 game. In the winning effort, Eli Shiller would make 21 saves on 22 shots as they go to 12-4-2 on the season and will be back in action as they will play Cortland State on the hall of fame night at the Ronald Stafford Ice Arena. As for the Lakers, they will travel across the north country as they will go against the Potsdam State. Gallery

zone face off win
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Jake Lanyi (37) with the face-off win during the second period to keep the puck in the zone. Gallery

#6 Oswego State Lakers @ #13 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 20th 2023

SUNYAC Men's Hockey
trafition contuines
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Cardinal Country would litter the ice with red stress balls as Jacob Modry would score five minutes into the game. It would be the classic rivalry returning to the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena for their third match-up of the season as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Oswego State Lakers with both teams ranked inside the top 15 in the country. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would be looking to avenge two earlier seasons' losses to the Lakers as they would take the early 1-0 lead just 5:27 into the first period on the Jacob Modry goal and with it, the red stress balls would hit the ice as it was stress ball night at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. Then at the 12:03 mark of the period the Cardinals would extend their lead to 2-0 on the Riley Sutherland goal. That is where the game would stay all the way till the 41-second mark of the third period when Ryan Bonfield would score to make it a 3-0 Cardinal game. Then just three minutes later the Cardinals would take control of the game on the Carson Gallagher goal to make it a 4-0 Cardinals. Then on the powerplay at the 6:29 mark of the period the Cardinals would make it a 5-0 game on the Luk Jirousek goal. Then with under seven minutes left in the game the Cardinals would end their assault on the night on the Bennett Stockdale goal as it would be the sixth different scorer in the game. The Lakers would break up the shutout bid with under 4 minutes left in the game when Matt McQuade scored to make it a 6-1 game. In the winning effort, Eli Shiller would make 21 saves on 22 shots as they go to 12-4-2 on the season and will be back in action as they will play Cortland State on the hall of fame night at the Ronald Stafford Ice Arena. As for the Lakers, they will travel across the north country as they will go against the Potsdam State. Gallery

NCAA Division III Men's Hockey: Williams Ephs @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 13th 2023

pad save
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Eli Shiller (33) with the pad save as part of a 26 save night for the shutout. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would have a single home game on the weekend as they would have Williams Ephs from NESCAC as a yearly non league match up come to the Ronald B Stafford ice Arena. It would be physical and evenly matched game throughout with both teams looking for the upper hand in the match. It would take all the way till there was 3:30 left in the second period before we would have are first goal on the night and it would come from Plattsburgh State's Bennett Stockdale to give the Cardinals the 1-0 lead. That is where the game would remain until the final minute of the game when Bennett Stockdale would seal the game away with the empty netter to give the Cardinals the 2-0 win in front of 1,100 fans. In the winning effort Eli Shiller would make 26 saves in the shutout victory as the Cardinals go to 11-4-2 on the season. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend as they will head back into conference play as they will meet up with Oswego and Cortland. Gallery

on the doorstep
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Colin Callanan on the doorstep going for the rebound to get the games first goal. Gallery

Williams Ephs @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 14th 2023

NCAA Division III Men's Hockey
sliding in
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Bennett Stockdale slides in on net using the defender as buffer as he would be lone the scorer on the evening. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would have a single home game on the weekend as they would have Williams Ephs from NESCAC as a yearly non league match up come to the Ronald B Stafford ice Arena. It would be physical and evenly matched game throughout with both teams looking for the upper hand in the match. It would take all the way till there was 3:30 left in the second period before we would have are first goal on the night and it would come from Plattsburgh State's Bennett Stockdale to give the Cardinals the 1-0 lead. That is where the game would remain until the final minute of the game when Bennett Stockdale would seal the game away with the empty netter to give the Cardinals the 2-0 win in front of 1,100 fans. In the winning effort Eli Shiller would make 26 saves in the shutout victory as the Cardinals go to 11-4-2 on the season. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend as they will head back into conference play as they will meet up with Oswego and Cortland. Gallery

NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Comfort Inn Winter Classic: Potsdam State Bears Vs #9 Oswego State Lakers January 6th 2023

breakaway
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Kyle Coryea

Oswego State's Shane Bull (24) comes down the breakaway and beats the Bear's goalie to tie the game at three in the third period. It would be the opening game of the 40th Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic as the Potsdam State Bears and #9 Oswego State Lakers would face off. The upset-minded Bears would get the first goal of the game just 5:24 in from Jack Bloem to take the 1-0 lead. That is where the game would stand till the 5:31 mark of the second period when the Bears would double their lead at 2-0 on the Justin Vernace goal. The Lakers would finally have an answer at the 8:30 mark of the period on the Connor Sleeth goal to make it a 2-1 game. Although just 90 seconds later the Bears would regain their two-goal lead on the Josh Bifolch goal at 3-1. Although the Lakers would come back on the powerplay about three minutes later and make it a one-goal game again. That is where the game would stay till about the 11:30 mark of the third period when Shane Bull would score for the Lakers and tie the game at three. That would be where the game would officially end as there was no scoring the rest of the period or in overtime but because of the tourney they would go to the shootout to decide it and the Lakers would win 2-0. So with that, the Lakers would advance to the finals of the Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic. Gallery

rides into the boards
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Kyle Coryea

Potsdam State's Jack Bloem (11) rides the Lakers skater into the boards for the crunching hit behind the net. Gallery

NCAA Division III Men's Hockey: Comfort Inn Winter Classic Championship: #9 Oswego State Lakers @ #15 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 6th 2023

pad save
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Eli Shiller (33) with the pad save on the scramble play to keep the Cardinals in the game with a 26-save effort. It would be time for the championship of the 40th annual Comfort Inn Winter Classic at the Ronald B Stafford Arena and it would feature the classic rivalry this time with both of them ranked in the top 15 as the #15 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the #9 Oswego State Lakers. The game would start off great for the home Cardinals as they would score just 1:46 into the game on the breakaway goal from Adam Tretowicz. The Lakers would fight back and tie the game on the powerplay goal from Daniel Colabufo at the 13:47 mark of the period. Then with 34 seconds left in the first, the Laker's powerplay would strike again this time from Quinn Warmuth for the 2-1 lead. That would be all the scoring for the game but that would not be the whole story as the Cardinals would have their chances throughout the last two periods to tie the game but the Laker's defense would stand tall. With the win, the Lakers would be named the 40th annual Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic champions as the Cardinals fall to 9-4-2 on the season in front of a crowd of 1384. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend Gallery

shot on net
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Jacob Modry (4) with the shot from just inside the blue line in traffic. Gallery

#9 Oswego State Lakers @ #15 Plattsburgh State Cardinals Comfort Inn Winter Classic January 7th 2023

NCAA Division 3 Mens Hockey
2023 Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic Champions
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Evan Patrie

The Oswego State Lakers would be crowned the 2023 Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic champions. It would be time for the championship of the 40th annual Comfort Inn Winter Classic at the Ronald B Stafford Arena and it would feature the classic rivalry this time with both of them ranked in the top 15 as the #15 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the #9 Oswego State Lakers. The game would start off great for the home Cardinals as they would score just 1:46 into the game on the breakaway goal from Adam Tretowicz. The Lakers would fight back and tie the game on the powerplay goal from Daniel Colabufo at the 13:47 mark of the period. Then with 34 seconds left in the first, the Laker's powerplay would strike again this time from Quinn Warmuth for the 2-1 lead. That would be all the scoring for the game but that would not be the whole story as the Cardinals would have there chances throughout the last two periods to tie the game but the Laker's defense would stand tall. With the win, the Lakers would be named the 40th annual Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic champions as the Cardinals fall to 9-4-2 on the season in front of a crowd of 1384. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend Gallery

NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Comfort Inn Winter Classic Consolation: Wentworth Leopards Vs Potsdam State Bears January 7th 2023

hard hit
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Kyle Coryea

Wentworth's Jacob Shankar (19) with the hard hit on Potsdam State's Carter Lennon (4) in the corner as they battle for the puck in the corner. It would be the consolation game of the Comfort Inn Complex Winter Classic and would feature the Wentworth Leopards and the Potsdam State Bears. It would take a bit to get the game going but the Leopards would get the opening goal of the game at the 11:52 mark of the first period on the powerplay from Josh Faussett for the 1-0 lead. The game would stay there till just under five minutes left in the second period when the Leopards would strike again on the powerplay from Nikolas Sombrowski for the 2-0 lead. Then the Leopards would be looking to put the game away early in the third period with the powerplay with the goal by Nolan Lowe at 5:31 to make it 3-0 Leopards. although the Bears were not going to go out without a swing as they would score 56 seconds later from Ryan Mahlmeister to make it 3-1. With 7:54 left in the game, the Leopards would regain the three-goal lead at 4-1 on goal by Jacob Shankar. Although again the Bears would strike right back 37 seconds later on a goal by Michael McArthur to make it a two-goal game again at 4-2. The Bears would keep fighting and with just over five minutes left in the game they would make it a one-goal game on the powerplay goal from Drew Rose. That would end the comeback attempt by the Bears though although not without chances down the stretch including a 6x4 in the final minute that they could not find the equalizer on. In the winning effort, Jack McGovern would make 24 saves on the afternoon as the Leopards go to 3-9-1 on the season the Bears fall to 4-11-1. Gallery

shoulder to the glass
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Kyle Coryea

Potsdam State's Justin Vernace (19) shoulders George Weiner (8) into the glass as they go after the puck behind the night. Gallery

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