No. 5/6 Men's Ice Hockey Powers Past Buffalo State, 5-2

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore forward Conlan Keenan scored two goals and added an assist to lead the No. 5/6 Knights to a 5-2 win over visiting Buffalo State, Friday, in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opener for both teams. 

  • HOW IT HAPPENED 
  • Geneseo (3-0-0, 1-0-0 SUNYAC) opened a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. Keenan fed sophomore forward Andrew Romano in the high slot for a one-timer at the 4:28 mark that was the first of three power-play conversions on the evening. 
  • Just over five minutes later, Keenan took a feed from sophomore forward David Szmyd in the right slot and whipped around to score on a wrist shot at 9:54. 
  • Buffalo State (1-1-0, 0-1-0 SUNYAC) got one back with 5:53 left in the period, after first-year forward Reid Bibb deflected a shot inside the right post to convert a Bengals' power play attempt. 
  • The Knights forged a three-goal lead with two unanswered power-play tallies in the second period. Keenan scored from close range on a rebound with under eight minutes on the clock before junior forward Arthur Gordon stuffed a rebound between Buffalo State first-year goalie Connor Minch's legs with 1:50 left in the period. 
  • The Bengals pulled within two on a goal by sophomore forward Hugo Petit from the left face-off circle with under five minutes left in regulation, but Geneseo first-year Carson Kelley scored off a Geneseo face-off win with 26 seconds left in regulation to seal the victory. 

QUICK FACTS 

  • Geneseo out-shot Buffalo State by a 35-13 margin, including a 29-9 advantage in the final two periods. 
  • Knights' junior goaltender Devin McDonald was credited with 11 saves. 
  • Geneseo was ranked No. 5 in this week's D3Hockey.com poll and No. 6 in the USCHO.com rankings, while Buffalo State was receiving votes in the USCHO.com poll. 
  • The victory was Geneseo's 600th in program history. 

WHAT'S NEXT 

Geneseo plays its first road game of the season, traveling to SUNYAC foe Fredonia  on Saturday (Nov. 4) for a 7:00 p.m. face-off.