No. 2 Men's Ice Hockey Blanks Cortland, 3-0, on Senior Night

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior goalkeeper Devin McDonald tied an NCAA Division III record with his fourth-consecutive shutout as the No. 2 Knights earned a 3-0 victory over State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) rival Cortland on Senior Night, Friday, at Wilson Ice Arena.  

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Senior forward Arthur Gordon put the Knights on the board with 3:13 remaining in the first period. Gordon received a pass in the Geneseo defensive zone, skated past a Cortland defender and went five-hole to finish the breakaway.
  • Junior forward Conlan Keenan added to the advantage in the third period with a power-play goal. Junior forward Andrew Romano found senior defenseman Duggie Lagrone at the right point, who fired a shot off the pads of the Red Dragon goalie. Keenan finished the puck from the doorstep, putting the Knights ahead, 2-0, with 12:57 to play.
  • Junior forward Tyson Empey capped the scoring with an empty net goal with 1:14 to play as senior forward Anthony Marra and junior defenseman Will Campion each earned assists.
  • McDonald finished with 16 saves to record his NCAA record 12th shutout of the season, as the Knights outshot the Red Dragons, 64-16.

QUICK FACTS

  • McDonald moved into a tie for seventh place in Division III history with his 66th career victory. He is also the fourth Division III goalie with four-consecutive shutouts, including St. Norbert's T.J. Black who did it most recently during the 2016-17 campaign.
  • Geneseo (20-1-1, 11-1-1 SUNYAC) set the NCAA Division III record with its 12th shutout of the season, breaking a tie with Middlebury 2001 (11).
  • Geneseo clinched no lower than the second seed and guaranteed a first-round bye for the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament. A victory at Oswego tomorrow night, or wins at Buffalo State (Wednesday, Feb. 13) and at Brockport (Friday, Feb. 15) would clinch the top seed for the defending champion Knights.
  • Geneseo celebrated the Class of 2019 at the first intermission. The winningest class in program history currently owns a four-year record of 76-19-13, including a 46-17-11 SUNYAC mark and becomes the first class in program history to record three 20-win campaigns. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo will travel to Oswego to face the No. 4 Lakers on Saturday night, with game time schedule for 7:00 p.m.