No. 3 Men's Ice Hockey Ties Buffalo State, 4-4

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo tied Buffalo State, 4-4, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's ice hockey, Saturday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Buffalo State got on the board first after junior forward Hugo Petit flipped a backhanded shot into the Knights' net to finish a 4-on-4 rush with 12:40 left in the first period. 
  • Geneseo responded just over a minute later after sophomore forward Carson Kelley took a cross-ice feed from senior forward Arthur Gordon and snapped a wrist shot under the crossbar at 11:36. 
  • After a Geneseo tripping penalty, the Bengals scored on the ensuing faceoff after Sam Maddox finished a flurry in front of the Knights goal with 5:07 left in the period. 
  • Buffalo State took a 3-1 lead with 10:59 on the second period clock after Zach Remers finished a short feed inside the left post. 
  • Geneseo answered 17 seconds later after junior defenseman Will Campion took a drop pass from senior forward Anthony Marra in the left face-off circle and skated on net to score his first collegiate goal. 
  • With under a minute to play in the second, Marra won a faceoff in the Knights' zone back to senior defenseman Duggie Lagrone, who cleared the puck up the right boards. Junior forward David Szmyd collected the puck at the blue line and skated in to snap a wrist shot into the net to knot the score, 3-3. 
  • Remers took a long outlet pass from the Bengals' zone at the opposite blue line and fought off a Geneseo defender to get loose for a goal at 18:27 of the third period. 
  • Geneseo converted a 5-on-3 opportunity with under 10 minutes left in regulation. Senior defenseman Mitch Ferguson was left alone at the top of the slot and scored on a wrist shot through traffic to knot the game with 8:27 on the clock. 

GAME NOTES 

  • Geneseo (3-0-1, 1-0-1 SUNYAC) finished the night with a 45-25 advantage in shots. 
  • Senior goalie Devin McDonald was credited with 21 saves to preserve the tie.
  • Sixteen Knights have scored at least one goal through four games to open the 2018-19 campaign, while 19 have tallied at least one point.
  • The four members of the Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame were recognized prior to the game. Former men's ice hockey standouts Mitch Stephens '07 and Brett Walker '05, along with Annie Verdino Rose '08 (women's basketball) and Mary Kosloski '06 (track & field) were on hand.

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo continues SUNYAC play next Friday (Nov. 9), traveling to Plattsburgh for a 7:00 p.m. face-off with the Cardinals.