McDonald Shutout Backstops No. 2 Men's Ice Hockey To 2-0 Win Over Plattsburgh

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior defenseman Duggie Lagrone and junior forward Conlan Keenan each scored a goal while senior goalie Devin McDonald totaled 26 saves to lead the No. 2 Knights to a 2-0 shutout of visiting Plattsburgh, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men's ice hockey. Geneseo (17-1-1, 9-1-1 SUNYAC) extended its winning-streak to 14 games with the victory. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Geneseo got on the board at the seven-minute mark of the second period. Junior forward Tyson Empey chipped a puck into the Cardinal zone chased down by junior forward Andrew Romano, who connected with Keenan for a one-timer in the left slot. 
  • With 1:29 left in the period, junior defenseman Will Campion blocked a shot in the Geneseo zone and fed a streaking Lagrone, who finished a breakaway chance with a high, glove-side goal. 

GAME NOTES 

  • McDonald logged his ninth shutout of the season, which is one short of the single-season NCAA Division III record 10 compiled by St. Norbert's Kyle Jones during the 2007-08 campaign. He broke a tie for fourth place with his 15th career shutout. 
  • McDonald moved into a three-way tie for 12th place on the NCAA Division III list with his 63rd-career victory, tying UMass-Dartmouth's Kevin Kelly (1992-95) and Oswego's Paul Mueller (1986-89). 
  • Keenan moved into 25th on the Knights' career scoring list with 107 points. 
  • Romano moved into a three-way tie for 19th in Geneseo history with the 73rd assist of his career, joining Bill Loveland (1984-89) and Erik Stevens (1983-87). 
  • Geneseo avenged its only loss of the season after falling at Plattsburgh, 3-2 on Nov. 9.   
  • The victory clinched Geneseo a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament for the ninth-consecutive season. 
  • Prior to the game, Geneseo welcomed members of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit as they officially certified their latest police dog, "Hutch," who was named in honor of former Geneseo hockey player and firefighter Matt Hutchinson, who passed away just over three years ago. 

WHAT'S NEXT 

Geneseo hosts Potsdam on Saturday (Jan. 26) at 7:00 p.m.