Weekend Wrap-Up (10/22/18)

American Hockey League

Friday, October 19th

Utica Comets (3-4-0-0) – 3 vs. Cleveland Monsters (4-2-0-0) – 4

After three Cleveland goals in the first period and a half Utica was finally able to sneak a couple past Monsters goals Jean-Francois Berube. Jonathan Dahlen and Darren Archibald both scored power-play goals to get the Comets within 1 heading into the final period.

The Monsters extended the lead back to 2 on a Mark Letestu goal. Reid Boucher scored his 9th of the season with just under two minutes to play to get the Comets within a goal once again, but it was too little too late and Utica dropped this one by a final scored of 4 to 3.


Syracuse Crunch (2-2-0-0) – 4 at Binghamton Devils (3-3-0-0) – 0

The Syracuse special teams play combined with Connor Ingram’s 27 save shutout lead the Crunch to a 4-0 victory over Binghamton. Andy Andreoff scored 4:07 into the opening period while shorthanded to get the Crunch out to an early 1-0 lead. Mitchell Stephens and Andreoff would both score power-play goals to extend that lead to 3-0.

Boris Katchouk sealed the deal with his first professional goal into an empty net with 19 seconds left.


Saturday, October 20th

Utica Comets (4-4-0-0) – 4 at Syracuse Crunch (2-0-0-0) – 3

Much of the first period was played shorthanded with both teams trading penalties throughout. The Comets took advantage on one of their two power-plays and took a 1-0 lead on a Zack MacEwen shot with 9 minutes to go in the period.  The Comets increased their lead to 3-0 on goals by Lukas Jasek and fan-favorite Archibald. Archibald’s goal moved him into first place to become the Comets all-time leading goal scorer.

The Crunch finally got on the board halfway through the middle stanza thanks to Cameron Gaunce. Two minutes latter Cory Conacher would score on a penalty shot to cut the Comets lead to one. However, as the period wound down Jaime Sifers found the back of the net to push the Comets lead back to two.

Following up on a two goal performance the night before, Andreoff buried a power-play goal with 7 minutes to play with MacEwen in the box serving a high sticking double minor. The third period was a heated battle with Brendan Woods dropping the gloves with Hubert Labrie and MacEwen and Gaunce going at it as well. Rookie Ivan Kublakov stopped 35 in the win while at the other end of the ice Ingram saved 26 Utica chances in a losing effort.


Utica is back on the ice Wednesday as they host the Charlotte Checkers again. Syracuse is on the road Friday night in Toronto against the struggling Marlies.

NCAA Division I Men

Saturday, October 20th

Colgate Raiders (2-1-0) – 1 at RIT Tigers (2-1-0) – 6

RIT tallied three goals in the first including two in the closing minute. The scoring onslaught continued in the second period and RIT added two more to go ahead by a score of 5-0. Colgate’s Tyler Jeanson finally got the Raiders on the board late in the period, but that was it for the offense. RIT added it’s second power-play goal of the night late in the third to win by a score of 6-1.


NCAA Division III Men

The Utica College men’s team opened their season with a pair of exhibition games against visiting Endicott College this weekend.

Saturday, October 20th

Utica College (0-0-0) – 8 vs. Endicott (0-0-0) – 0

Seven different players recorded goals and Gianluca Baggetta made 40 saves in net for the Pioneers as they dominated Endicott at The Adirondack Bank Center Saturday night. Shawn Lynch (Syracuse, NY) and Liam Hunter scored goals in the first period to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

Both UC goals in the second period had identical scoring lines. Conor Landrigan from Gregg Burmaster and Justin Allen. Both goals were power-play goals scored six minutes apart. The rout continued into the third as Burmaster added two, Zach Borsoi added one and Rome, NY native JT Entelisano scored his collegiate goal.


Sunday, October 21st

Utica College (0-0-0) – 5 vs. Endicott (0-0-0) – 1

Endicott struck first in this one, but the rest of the game was all Utica just like the night before. The offense was led by Eric Holland (1G & 2A) and Landrigan who had another multi-point game. Baggetta was in net again, and stopped 23 of 24 including a penalty shot.


The season officially begins next season when the Pioneers host powerhouse Adrian at the ADK Bank Center. Adrian recently beat Division I Princeton in an exhibition game.

NCAA Division III Women

Friday, October 19th

Utica College (0-0-0) at SUNY Canton (0-0-0)

No score or box score is available since it was an exhibition game, but the Lady Pioneers won the game according to Twitter.

Sunay, October 21st

Utica College (0-0-0) – 2 vs. London Devilettes (0-0-0) – 6

Gabrielle Igo and Savannah Gutierrez split time in net as the Pioneers lost an exhibition game to the London Devilettes. Kayla Dion scored in the first sandwiched by two London goals, but Elizabeth Dohner tied the game at two only 25 seconds into the second period. Unfortunately London would find the back of the net two times before the period would ended giving them a 4-2 lead heading into the third where they would add two more.



Friday, October 19th

Syracuse Stars (5-6-1) – 5 at New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (5-7-0) – 2

Syracuse got out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals form Matias Arppe and Dominik Bogdziul three and a half minutes apart. The Monarchs responded quickly and just 21 seconds later scored to cut the Stars lead to one. With just over 35 seconds left in the period the Monarchs were able to tie the game at two goals apiece.

Adam Millar scored an unassisted goal in the second giving Syracuse a 3-2 advantage going into the third period. There was no scoring in the third until Mathieu Gervais tallied two empty netters 36 seconds apart to seal the 5-2 victory.


Saturday, October 20th

Syracuse Stars (5-7-1) – 3 at New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (6-7-0) – 4

New Hampshire scored the first 4 goals in this game and held a 4-0 lead as the puck dropped for the third period. Cannon Green finally got the Stars on the board 2:10 into the final frame. Arppe and Donald Borgula would add two more to cut the deficit to one, but the team couldn’t find that equalizing goal.


USPHL – Premier

Saturday, October 20th

Syracuse Stars (4-6-1) – 6 vs. New Jersey Rockets (6-6-0) – 3

Oneida, NY native Henry Froass opened the scoring on a breakaway 16:02 into the first. Froass streaked into the zone alone and fired a shot 5-hole that completely froze the Monarchs goalie. The Monarchs tied the game on a fluky goal early in the second, but Froass put his team back in the lead 10 minutes later. Morgan Clark-Pizzo and Tyler Knicley would both add goals of their own before the end of the second giving Syracuse a 4-1 lead with only 20 minutes to go.

That lead expanded to 5-1 after a Yaroslav Tatarenko shot found the back of the net. The Rockets scored a power-play goal around 10 minutes later which was soon followed by a Kyle Cronin short-handed goal putting the Stars up 6-2. The Rockets added one late in the third for a final score of 6-3.


Syracuse Stars (5-6-1) – 5 vs. New Jersey Rockets (6-7-0) – 0

The Stars won their third game in a row in a penalty filled contest Sunday afternoon. Knicley (2), Tyson Rohrer, Bryce Grennan and Froass all scored for the Stars. Aleksandr Solovev stopped all 29 shots he faced to earn the shutout.


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