Weekend Wrap-Up (11/5/18)

American Hockey League

Friday, November 2nd

Utica Comets (5-6-0-0) – 3
Laval Rocket (3-7-1-0) – 1

The Comets travelled to Laval, Quebec over the weekend for the first two of three games in a row against the Laval Rocket. The visitors got on the board 15:41 into the first period on a goal by Jonathan Dahlen. Guillaume Brisebois sent beautiful stretch pass to Dahlen that split the Laval defense and sent Dahlen in all alone on Rocket goaltender Charlie Lindgren.

That lead was increased to 2-0 with 9:00 to play in the second period. Jaime Sifers carried the puck into the Rocket zone and circled behind the net before passing it out front to a wide open Zack MacEwen who buried his fourth of the season. Later in the period, a Tanner Kero shot was saved by Lindgren but the rebound would bounce off Michael Carcone and into the net giving Utica a 3-0 lead heading into the third period.

Ivan Kublakov stood tall in the third stopping 14 of the 15 shots he faced in the period to escape with a 3-1 victory. Kublakov finished with 31 saves total.

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Syracuse Crunch (3-5-0-0) – 5
Belleville Senators (5-6-0-0) – 4

Syracuse was outshot 32-16 in this one, but still managed to pull out a 5-4 victory over the Senators. Dennis Yan opened the scoring on the power-play 7:42 into the first period. Boris Katchouk and Taylor Raddysh assisted. Just over a minute later Andrew Sturtz tied the game at one before Carter Verhaeghe scored to put the Crunch up 2-1. The lead wouldn’t make it to intermission thanks to a Adam Tambellini goal with 44 seconds left.

The late tying goal did not affect the Crunch and 48 seconds into the second Alexander Volkov scored a power-play goal to regain the Syracuse lead. Another power-play goal by Andy Andreoff and Volkov’s second of the period would put the Crunch up 5-2 halfway through the period. Tambellini scored his second of the night followed by a Drake Batherson tally 14 seconds later to bring the Senators back within one, but it was as close as they would get. Somehow the teams only managed a combined five shots on goal in the third period.

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Saturday, November 3rd

Utica Comets (5-6-1-0) – 1
Laval Rocket (4-7-1-0) – 2

All the scoring took place in the middle period in this penalty filled game. Cam Darcy fired a shot from the top of the circle before chasing down his own rebound and firing the puck past Michael McNiven to score Utica’s only goal. There was some controversy on the play as Michael Carcone made contact with McNiven, but it looks like he was pushed by a Laval defender and was attempting to stop. He didn’t exactly try very hard to vacate the crease afterwards, but the goal counted and Utica went ahead 1-0.

Just over four minutes later Nikita Jevpalovs scored a short-handed goal that tied the game at one. Near the end of the third Utica took a too many men penalty which carried over into overtime. Laval took advantage of that power-play and ended the game only 28 seconds into the extra period.

The two teams will face-off for the third game in a row back in Utica on Wednesday night.

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Syracuse Crunch (4-5-0-0) – 6
Belleville Senators (5-7-0-0) – 1

Syracuse completed the weekend sweep of Belleville Saturday night with a 6-1 win. Senators starting goalie Filip Gustavsson was chased for the second night in a row after allowing 4 goals on the first 13 shots. Eddie Pasquale got the nod for the Crunch and made 26 saves in the win.

The Crunch were led by two goals and two assists from Cory Conacher and a goal and two assists from Andreoff. Raddysh, Verhaeghe and Mitch Hults also scored for the Crunch who controlled the game from start the finish.

BOX SCORE

The Crunch will travel to Rochester Friday evening before returning home for a matchup against the Hershey Bears Sunday at 5:00pm.

NCAA Division I Men

Friday, November 2nd

Colgate Raiders 2-3-1 (0-0-1 ECAC) – 2
Brown Bears 0-2-1 (0-1-1 ECAC) – 2

Colgate opened ECAC Hockey play Friday night against the visiting Brown Bears. Bobby McMann struck first for Colgate after deflecting an Adam Dauda shot past Brown’s Gavin Nieto 5:20 into the second period. Brown would tie it up and then with 5 seconds left in the period score a shorthanded goal to head to the third with a 2-1 lead. McMann scored his second of the night with a beautiful individual effort to even the score once again.

Each team had a few chances in overtime, but this one would end in a 2-2 tie. Head coach Don Vaughan had this to say after the game:

“I think when you struggle to score goals, like we have been the last couple of games, guys have a tendency to try too hard so we just need to do a better job at keeping it simple. Overall, it might end up being a big point in the standings at the end of the year, but I think Brown played really hard tonight.”

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Saturday, November 3rd

Colgate Raiders 2-4-1 (0-1-1 ECAC) – 2
Yale Bulldogs 2-1-0 (2-1-0 ECAC) – 4

Two first period power-play goals capped off a three goal period for the Bulldogs and the Raiders were never able to get back in the game. Nick Austin did cut the lead to 3-1 13 minutes into the second period, but Yale answered 3 minutes later to go back ahead by three goals. The second Colgate goal was scored by Tyler Jeanson halfway through the third.

BOX SCORE

Colgate welcomes the #7 Ohio State Buckeyes to town this weekend for a two-game series.

NCAA Division I Women

Friday, November 2nd

#9 Colgate Raiders 5-4-0 (2-1-0 ECAC) – 3
Brown Bears 4-2-0 (1-2-0 ECAC) – 4

Shae Labbe earned her 100th career point as a Raider with her first period goal to give Colgate a 1-0 lead. Brown responded quickly and tied the game a few minutes later. Malia Schneider gave Colgate the lead once again late in the first period after driving hard to the net and stuffing one behind Brown goaltender Calla Isaac.

Colgate quickly added to the lead in the second period. Olivia Zafuta scored a power-play goal after one-timing a Delani MacKay pass only 18 seconds in. Brown would respond once again scoring two goals in the second and adding one more in the third to complete the comeback.

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Saturday, November 3rd

#9 Colgate Raiders 6-4-0 (3-1-0 ECAC) – 5
Yale Bulldogs 0-4-0 (0-4-0 ECAC) – 2

Yale got on the board first in this one, but Colgate tied the game at one before the first intermission. Schneider scored her fourth goal of the year after deflecting a Shelby Wood point shot into the net. Eleri MacKay fired a wrist shot that hit the post and went in to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead just under two minutes into the second period. MacKay added another tally 14 minutes later when she tipped a Labbe shot past the Yale netminder.

Yale’s Rebecca Foggia cut the deficit to one 15 minutes into the third, but two more Colgate goals would put this one out of reach as the Raiders skated to a 5-2 victory.

BOX SCORE

The women are back on the road this weekend for two non-conference games against Robert Morris Friday and Saturday.

NCAA Division III Men

Saturday, November 3rd

#11 Utica College Pioneers 2-2-0 (2-0-0 UCHC) – 8
Neumann University Knights 0-3-1 (0-1-1 UCHC) – 1

Clinton, NY native and senior captain Gregg Burmaster scored a short-handed goal halfway through the first and the Pioneers never looked back. Neumann scored a power-play goal about a minute later that tied the game at one, but it was all UC after that.

Thirteen players recorded points for the Pioneers including Joey Rutkowski (0G, 2A) and JT Entellisano (1G, 1A), who are both from Rome. Sean Dickson recorded 25 saves in the win. Utica’s sixth goal was a beautiful baseball style play by Jamie Bucell. Entellisano sauced a pass through the slot and Bucell was there to knock it in out of midair.

Utica now heads out on the road for their next five games beginning with another UCHC matchup next weekend at Nazareth College.

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NCAA Division III Women

Saturday, November 3rd

Utica College Pioneers 3-0-0 (1-0-0 UCHC) – 4
King’s College Monarchs 1-2-0 (0-1-0 UCHC) – 0

The Pioneer’s women’s team opened up their UCHC conference play at King’s College over the weekend. Utica was led by two goals from Taylor Dion and one each from Elizabeth Dohner and Rebecca Brown. Senior Bria Reilly stopped all 12 shots she faced to earn her first shutout of the season.

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Sunday, November 4th

Utica College Pioneers 4-0-0 (2-0-0 UCHC) – 6
King’s College Monarchs 1-3-0 (0-2-0 UCHC) – 0

Utica completed the sweep of the Monarchs Sunday afternoon in Pittston, PA. The Pioneers fired 35 shots on net while limiting King’s to only 19. Goals were scored by Ricki Haab (2), Brown, Nicole Johnson, Maddie Paydos and Georgiana Santullo. Gabrielle Igo was in net for the Pioneers.

Utica will be home this weekend taking on Chatham University Friday afternoon at 2:00pm and Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm. Saturday’s contest is being held at the Whitestown Community Center.

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USPHL – NCDC

Saturday, November 3rd

Syracuse Stars (7-8-2) – 6
Islanders Hockey Club (6-7-3) – 3

Everett Wardle and Donald Borgula scored two goals in the first 9 minutes of the game and chased Islanders starting goalie Ismael Ralsten. Backup Kalle Andersson did not fare much better. Only 8 minutes into his night Buster Larsson scored to put the Stars up 3-0. IHC would score one before the end of the period cutting the Syracuse lead to 3-1.

Syracuse added three more in the second including a power-play marker from Dominik Bogdziul 6:09 into the period. After that Dylan Rallis and Mathieu Gervais popped in goals of their own. The period ended with Syracuse ahead 6-2. The Islanders Ryan Hogg scored his second of the night 8 minutes into the third, but Stars goaltender Nick Wiencek stood tall finishing with 27 saves.

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Sunday, November 4th

Syracuse Stars (8-8-2) – 2
Islanders Hockey Club (6-8-3) – 1

David Otter made 34 saves and Bogdziul and Timmy Kent scored for Syracuse. Kent was playing in just his second game with the Stars since coming over from the Boston Junior Bruins.

BOX SCORE

The Stars are traveling to New Jersey for two games against the 2nd place Hitmen this weekend.

USPHL – Premier

Saturday, November 3rd

Syracuse Stars (9-6-1) – 3
Northern Cyclones (10-2-1) – 2

The Stars Premier team keeps rolling and handed the Northern Cyclones their second loss of the season Friday night. Aleksandr Solovev stopped 48 shots and Brendon Beaver contributed a goal and two assists in the win.

Henry Froass struck first only 1:21 into the game with assists from Beaver and Dalton Blundell. Tyler Knicley made it 2-0 Syracuse 1:18 into the second assisted by Solandis Pak and Beaver. The Cyclones popped in two goals late in the third to tie things up, but Syracuse kept pressing. With less than a minute to go Beaver scored the game winning goal with assists from Froass and Tyson Rohrer.

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Sunday, November 4th

Syracuse Stars (9-7-1) – 2
Northern Cyclones (11-2-1) – 5

The Stars seven game winning streak came to an end Sunday against the Northern Cyclones. Syracuse was ahead 2-1 at the first intermission thanks to goals from Blundell and Anthony Morin. Despite having 7 power-play opportunities the Stars could not find a way to get anymore pucks past Nick Howard who finished with 40 saves for the Cyclones. Solovev was in net again for Syracuse and recorded 50 stops in the loss.

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The Premier team will also be on the road this weekend facing off against the Jersey Hitmen Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

 

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