Lakers Drop Season Opener to #5 Hobart


GENEVA, N.Y.  –  The Oswego State Men’s Hockey team traveled to Hobart this evening to open up the season against the Statesmen. Penalties hurt the Lakers, as Hobart capitalized on several power plays. 


Final Score: Oswego State 2 (0-1), Hobart 5 (1-0) 

Location: The Cooler, Geneva, NY


The Lakers and Statesmen would go back and forth, matching shots on each other’s goalies.

 An early charging penalty by Hobart gave Oswego their first power play of the evening. Oswego was unable to capitalize on the power play, as Hobart’s defense rose to the occasion and allowed only one shot by Oswego, which missed wide of the net.

Conor Smart would get called for hooking, giving Hobart their first power play less than a minute after Oswegos ended. 

Hobart scored just under a minute into the powerplay

At 12:56, Oswego would get called for cross-checking, giving Hobart their second power play of the night. 

Eric Green would make 2 saves during the power play, and the Statesmen would walk away empty-handed on the power play. Green would finish the period with 6 saves. 

Hobart would come out swinging in the second, getting 4 shots off in the first minute of play.

Oswego would bounce back and tie the game with a goal by Quinn Warmuth, assisted by Connor Sleeth.

Several penalties would be assessed throughout the period for both teams. Both teams received  3 penalties each. At one point, it was a 3:3 matchup between the Lakers and Statesmen. 

Hobart would go from being down 5:3 in a power play, to being up 5:3 in the power play in a matter of only a minute and 33 seconds. Hobart would score 2 goals in this span, and give them a 3-1 lead in the final 2 minutes of the period.

Eric Green would add 14 more saves in the second period.

Hobart would continue to pile on points, adding their fourth goal of the evening only 11 seconds into the final period. 

The Lakers would surrender another goal to the Statesmen with just under 6 minutes remaining, giving Hobart a 5-1 lead.

A late power play goal by Tommy Cahill, assisted by Matt McQuade would bring the deficit to 5-2. 

Eric Green would finish with 32 saves on the evening, Hobart had 59 shots during the contest compared to 43 by the Lakers.

Hobart was able to score on 75% of their power plays (¾), while Oswego was only able to score on 17% of their power plays (?).


The Lakers will be at home Saturday night for their first home matchup of the season. The Lakers will face the Elmira Soaring Eagles at 7pm for their Teal night game. Come out and support the Lakers during their ovarian cancer awareness game!

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